The coach serves into a player’s body, who returns down the line at another player standing at the net. The point is played out.
The job of the player is to try to allign the strings to the incoming ball placing the racquet head on the path of the ball.
Watching the ball to contact is essential when returning serve and the most critical period is from the bounce to contact.
In this exercise the emphasis is on the split step. The player starts on a platform and jumps down to return.
In this exercise the player will serve from different distances to the net trying to hit the serve into the service box every time.
The player will alternate throwing a tennis ball as far as possible, with fast explosive serves. The idea is to work on accelerating the arm and then transferring this motion to the serve.
Serve to the backhand on the deuce court. The returner approaches the net down the line.The point is played out.
Players play with a coach on one service box alternating one half volley and one volley.
This is a great exercise to work on control, adjustment and collaboration. Two players hold a stick with their non-dominant hand, each one holding one end of the same stick.
Players are introduced to the relationship between ball and racquet by having them roll a ball around a slalom course with their racquet.