Tennis Drills for Kids - Mini Tennis

Backhand stations – Intermediate

7:53 am
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Backhand stations

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Adjustment

Coach feeds the balls to the backhand side. Child hits the backhand and moves to the next station. By performing this drill child learns how to control the pace and depth of the ball while hitting from different positions.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Backhand control Forehand open – Intermediate

4:49 am
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Backhand control Forehand open

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control

Coach throws the balls to the backhand and forehand side. Child hits backhand back to the coach and forehand to the deuce side. By performing this drill child improves control, placement, and consistency of the shots.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Forehand hit and throw rally with coach – Intermediate

4:55 am
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Forehand hit and throw rally with coach

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Throw and catch

Coach rallies with a child. Coach hits all the balls to the deuce side. Child alternates hitting forehands and throwing the ball back to the coach. By performing this drill child works on sending and receiving skills that are important in all tennis strokes.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

AD return catch cone and throw – Intermediate

5:06 am
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AD return catch cone and throw

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Throw and catch, Ball perception

Coach servers to the ad side. Child catches the ball into the cone and throws it over the net. By performing this drill child learns how to return in tennis so it will have a positive impact in later stages of return development.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

1 Forehand 1 Random to DEUCE – Intermediate

4:59 am
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1 Forehand 1 Random to DEUCE

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Consistency, Reaction

Coach throws 1 ball to the forehand side and 1 random ball to the forehand or backhand side. Child hits 1 forehand back to the coach and forehand/backhand to the deuce side. By performing this drill child improves reaction, placement, control, consistency, and change of directions.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Forehand cross-court – Intermediate

4:20 am
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Forehand cross-court

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Consistency

Coach throws the ball to the forehand side. Child hits forehand cross-court. By performing this drill child works on forehand stroke and control. Coach should make sure that child doesn’t hit too many balls into the net and encourage to hit from low to high.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Backhand down the line – Intermediate

4:43 am
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Backhand down the line

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Consistency

Coach throws the ball to the backhand side. Child hits backhand down the line. By performing this drill child works on backhand stroke and control. Coach should make sure that child doesn’t hit too many balls into the net and encourage to hit from low to high.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Forehand topspin over the bar – Advanced

6:00 am
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Forehand topspin over the bar

 

 

Objectives: Forehand, Topspin

Coach throws the balls to the forehand side. Child hits forehand and tries to make the ball over the bar and inside the court. By performing this drill child learns how to apply topspin to the forehand. This skill is important to play consistently at any level of performance.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Forehand Backhand 1 hit 1 throw rally – Advanced

6:01 am
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Forehand Backhand 1 hit 1 throw rally

 

 

Objectives: Forehand, Backhand, Ball perception, Control, Placement, Catch and throw

Coach rallies with a child. Coach hits regular balls. Child alternates hitting and throwing back to the coach. By performing this drill child improves reaction and coordination skills that are crucial in all strokes in tennis.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Forehand target hoop – Advanced

5:30 am
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Forehand target hoop

 

 

Objectives: Forehand, Control, Placement

Coach throws the balls to the forehand side. Child hits forehand and tries to make the ball inside the hoop. By performing this drill child improves precision of the forehand stroke.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Backhand 1 air 1 bounce wobble target – Advanced

5:50 am
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Backhand 1 air 1 bounce wobble target

 

 

Objectives: Backhand, Placement, Consistency, Control

Coach throws the ball to the backhand side. Child hits backhand and tries to make the target in the air and after the bounce. By performing this drill child learns how to control the pace and depth of the ball. These skills will help in the future while performing rally drills.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Bh volley control and DEUCE – Intermediate

5:50 am
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Backhand control and DEUCE

 

 

Objectives: Backhand volley, Placement, Consistency, Change of direction

Coach throws the balls to the ad side. Child alternates hitting backhand volley back to the coach and down the line to the deuce corner. By performing this drill child improves placement, consistency, control, and change of directions that are crucial to play successfully in tennis.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

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