Sprinting Across the Court to Hit a Stretched Forehand

Tennis Gator On-Court Movement and Footwork

Four players stand in line close to the net in the alley of their backhand side The coach stands in front of them. The coach plays a low ball diagonally in the direction of the opposite alley. The player sprints behind the ball, stretches to reach it and tries to return it with a forehand. The goal is to keep …

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Quick Feet: Volley Drill after Feed from the Coach

Tennis Gator On-Court Movement and Footwork

The players stand next to each other at the “T”. The coach alternately throws a ball left for a forehand volley and then a ball right for a backhand volley. Both players should hit the volley and move diagonally forwards and then immediately backwards to their starting position. Goal of training Training footwork for the volley (speed) forwards/backwards movement adjusting …

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No Look Sprint

Tennis Gator Fitness and Regeneration

To extend the reaction training, we first have to ensure that the player is unable to anticipate the feed. Here, players have to squat low on the baseline with one hand on the ground and eyes looking downwards at the court. The head is only lifted when the coach gives the signal. It is then up to the player to …

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