Two children throw a reaction ball to each other. One throws it through the target at the net and the other around the target, sometimes to the right and sometimes to the left.
The goal is to have the children throw the reaction ball over the target and then run to touch the net.
In this exercise the players will work on coordination and adaptation. The players hold a stick with their non-dominant hand so that each one is holding one end. The goal of the drill is to toss a ball over the stick to the partner, who will catch it with one hand and toss it back.
The coach sets up 4 cones of different color on the court plus two hoops, which serve as the base for the player. Th player stand in the hoops and will react to the command of the coach. The coach will call a color and the player will run to the cone that is diagonally opposite to that cone. The …
The coach builds a slalom course with cones in the alley. The players form teams for a relay race. The players have to roll a ball around the cones touch the net and roll the ball back around the cones to their partners.
The coach lays 3 different color hoops on the ground forming a path. One color is for the right leg, one for the left leg and one for both legs. The players try to jump through the path as fast as possible landing in each hoop with the appropriate leg.
The coach sets 4 cones of different colors on the court plus a hoop. The payer’s base is the hoop. The coach calls the color of the cone and the player has to sprint to it, return to the hoop and assume a ready position. The players should run and recover as fast as possible and as the player become …
In this exercise all players toss overhand and high but on one side the player catches with his/her hands and on the other side with a cone. For more advanced players the coach can vary the number of bounces before the player catches: 0,1, 2 or 3
In this drill young players are introduced to the groundstrokes by practicing rotational throws. They also practice runing laterally and jumping – an introduction to the split step.
Catching and throwing are the fundamental skills in tennis and should be practiced often with beginners. Undrstanding the flight characteristic of the ball is as important as understanding how to strike it.