Volley & Smash Archives - Tennis Island

FH low volley

8:25 am
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Tennis Hand Feed Drills

FH low volley

 

 

Objectives: Forehand volley, Technique, Legs

– Player stands on the service line
– Coach throws low ball over the net
– Player lunges forward and hits forehand low volley
– Player maintains straight upper body while hitting the ball
– The goal of this exercise is to learn how to hit low volleys while using low position

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

DOUBLES BH drop VL moving CC 2

8:45 am
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basket drills

DOUBLES BH drop VL moving CC 2

 

 

Objectives: Poach, Control, Placement

– Player stands close to the net on the ad side
– Cones are set close to the net on the ad side
– Coach feeds the ball to player’s backhand
– Player hits backhand drop volley and moves to the side
– The goal is to control the shot and hit drop volleys from different positions

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH VL change zones

12:16 am
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basket drills

FH VL change zones

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Reaction, Footwork, Consistency

– Coach feeds the balls to the deuce side
– Player hits forehand volley into the deuce deep zone
– If player makes it he aims the next ball into the other zone
– If player doesn’t make the target he has to try again until he succeeds
– The goal of this drill is learn how to play deep and regular volleys

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH BH approach 3 spots and BH VL AD

12:26 am
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basket drills

FH BH approach 3 spots and BH VL AD

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Aggressiveness

– Coach feeds first 2 balls to the deuce side
– Player hits forehand approach shot and backhand volley to the ad side
– Coach feeds next 2 balls to the center
– Player hits forehand approach shot and backhand volley to the ad side
– Coach feeds last 2 balls to the ad side
– Player hits backhand approach shot and backhand volley cross court
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Defensive volley

10:45 am
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Tennis Live ball drills

Defensive volley

 

 

Objectives: Defense, Volley

– Player feeds easy short ball
– Coach hits offensive shot into a player
– Player reacts and hits defensive volley
– The goal is to learn how to play effective volleys against really offensive shots

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Net game to AD

9:02 am
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basket drills

Net game to AD

 

 

Objectives: Control, Placement, Footwork, Consistency

– Player stands at the net
– Coach feeds random balls
– Player hits all volleys and overheads deep into the AD corner
– The goal is to control the placement of all air shots

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH approach IO + FH volley CC

4:19 am
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basket drills

FH approach IO + FH volley CC

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Consistency, Transition

– Coach feeds an easy ball to the ad side
– Player hits forehand inside out and moves forward
– Coach plays it back to the deuce side
– Player finishes with forehand volley cross-court
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Overhead move forward and recovery

2:24 pm
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Tennis Hand Feed Drills

Overhead move forward and recovery

 

 

Objectives: Overhead, Speed, Footwork

– Player starts between the cones
– Coach throws the high ball close to the net
– Player moves quickly to the ball and executes an overhead
– Player recovers back and repeats the pattern
– The goal of this drill is to learn how to quickly move to the overhead and establish effective position. Players have to learn how to keep the ball high and in front of the body while hitting overheads

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

DOUBLES BH drop VL moving CC

11:17 am
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basket drills

DOUBLES BH drop VL moving CC

 

 

Objectives: Poach, Control, Placement

– Player stands close to the net on the deuce side
– Cones are set close to the net on the ad side
– Coach feeds the ball to player’s backhand
– Player hits backhand drop volley and moves to the side
– The goal is to control the shot and hit drop volleys from different positions

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

BH slice approach and FH VL CC

11:28 am
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basket drills

BH slice approach and FH VL CC

 

 

Objectives: Approach shot, Slice, Coming to the net

– Player starts on the baseline
– Coach feeds short ball to the ad side
– Player hits backhand slice approach shot down the line and moves to the net
– Coach feeds another ball to the deuce side
– Player finishes with deep forehand volley cross-court
– The goal of this exercise is to learn how to come to the net after hitting backhand slice. This skill is necessary to force the opponent to make more mistakes by changing the rhythm of the rally

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FH drive to coach and smash to AD

6:58 am
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basket drills

FH drive to coach and smash to AD

 

 

Objectives: Backhand drive, Placement, Control, Depth

– Coach feeds high ball to the deuce side
– Player hits offensive forehand drive to the deuce side and moves to the net
– Coach hits another high ball
– Player finishes with deep smash to the ad side
– The goal is to learn how to transition to the net after good drive shot and finish the point with well-placed smash

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

BH VL DL stations

12:27 am
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basket drills

BH VL DL stations

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Consistency

– Cones (Stations) are set on the ad side
– Small cones set the zone on the deuce side
– Player stands next to the first cone
– Coach feeds the ball to the player
– Player hits backhand volley down the line
– If the player makes the zone he moves to the next cone (Station)
– If he doesn’t he stays and tries again
– The goal is to make many consecutive successful volleys

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

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