Weighted Figure 8’s

Tennis Gator Serve and Return

Adding extra weight to the head of the racquet and shadowing continuous swings is a great way to improve the fluidity of the serve. This is a great drill to use as a warm up for the serve.

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Using Extra Weight to Improve the Serve

Tennis Gator Serve and Return

Alternating swings with a heavy racquet head and regular swings will help players learn to accelerate the racquet head better. Here is a drill using this concept. Load and Repetitions: You need to be careful to use enough weight to make a difference but not enough weight that could injure the player. Also the loaded swings have to be executed …

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Using Whole Body Jumps and Cones to Improve the Serve

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The player will alternate jumping as high using his/her arms, with serves over a cone barrier emphasizing the use of an explosive jump when serving. The cones shown in the video are ideal for this drill. They are the right height and if the player lands on them, they will collapse. Load and Frequency: The player should jump as high …

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Complex-Training: Forehand with a Rotational Throw

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Rotational throw with the medicine ball The players should stand about three to four meters apart. To start with, they should adopt the open stance. The player should then hold the medicine ball with both hands and bring it so far back behind the body that it is behind the line of the hips. The upper body rotates backwards with …

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