Stopping the Return

Tennis Gator Serve and Return

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.

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Improving Focus on the Return

Tennis Gator Serve and Return

Watching the ball to contact is essential when returning serve and the most critical period is from the bounce to contact.

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Calibrating the Serve – Length

Tennis Gator Serve and 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.

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Using Ball Throws to Improve the Serve

Tennis Gator Serve and Return

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.

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Methodological Tools for the Net Game – Setting the Ball Up to Volley

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A good volley requires stepping towards the ball at the right moment. In this drill we can see the girls working not only on their footwork but also on their contact point and ball control. The girls bump the ball up, and then hit it over before it bounces using a “control shot.”

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Half Court Points from Offense to Defense

Tennis Gator Net Game

Players play on half the singles court down the line. The rally starts with a deep feed from the coach to one of the players into the playing area. The player hits the first shot crosscourt back to the coach. The coach volleys short into the playing area. The player hits the next shot down the line to his opponent …

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