Bambinis – Rallying with a Volley Control Shot

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Players rally using a volley control shot before hitting the ball over the net. A volley control shot means the players stop the incoming ball and bump it up then they hit it over the net before it bounces again, just like a volley. The volley control shot is a great way to help children gain some confidence in their …

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Bambinis – Lateral Movement and Split Step

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In this exercise two hoops are placed in the middle of the court. The player has to step on both hoops at the same time everytime it reaches that spot. The player runs laterally and high-fives his partner on one end of the court, he/she then runs towards the other side of the court, jumps into the hoops facing the …

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Bambinis – Approach Volley Doubles

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Two teams play against each other doubles on the orange court. All four players start at the baseline. The coach or one of the players feeds a short ball. The opponents hit an approach shot and charge the net. The point is played out. This drill can be done competitively trying to beat the opponents or colaboratively trying to keep …

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Bambinis – Catching and Throwing

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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.

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Bambinis – Random Volleys with Partner Tossing

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Two players stand at the net in ready position. Their partners stand on the other side of the net without racquets. They will toss a ball underhanded to the players at the net either to the forehand or to the backhand. The net players have to hit the ball back with control.

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Bambinis – Rally with a Volley Control Shot

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A control shot is a great way to introduce volleys to children since it promotes the required abbreviated swing. In this drill players rally with each other stopping the incoming ball, bumping it up and hitting it over the net before it bounces.

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Bambinis – Aproach and Mixed Volley with Coach

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The coach feeds a short ball and the player approaches the net. The coach and the player continue the rally, the player at the net and the coach on the baseline. The objective is to play with consistency.

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Bambinis – Coordination – Skipping Backwards

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Players skip backwards landing on the same leg they used to jump. The arms and legs are coordinated so that when the right knee is up, the left arm is up and vice versa. Look for correct form and smoothness.

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Bambinis – Coornination – High Knees Backwards

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Players move backwards lifting the knees high. Make sure the torso is erect and the players are not leaning back too much. Also make sure they are lifting the knees so that the upper leg gets to be parallel to the ground.

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