Juniors – Forehand Rolling with Movement

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By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo In this exercises the players roll the ball to each other, forehand to forehand. The idea is to move the opponent wide, which will give players a chance to work on their lateral movement and recovery. The coach should …

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Juniors – Figure 8 with Two Hands

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By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo Novice players roll the ball with two hands on the racquet in a figure 8 pattern to start feeling how the racquet head angle affects the direction of the ball. The recommended grip is Continental with the dominant hand …

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Juniors – Rally in the Service Boxes

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By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo Novice players try to keep the ball in play in the service boxes counting how many times thay can hit it in the square without mistake. The coach should use a ball that allows them to have long ralllies. …

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Juniors – Grounstroke Introduction – Foam Ball no Net

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By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo The players stand on the baseline and the coach on the serviceline on the same side of the court. The coach hand feeds a foam ball and the players return it in such a way that the coach can …

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Juniors – Mini Rally with Control Shot

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By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo The coach sets a boundry line relatively close to the net shrinking the court. The players use a foam ball and try to rally on that shrunken court. The players use a control shot before hitting the ball over …

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Juniors – Groundstroke Intoduction – Players Tap Foam Ball over the Net

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By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo The coach shrinks the court using some plastic lines and placing them a few feet from the net. The players try to rally inside the lines with a foam ball. By keeping the court small, even total beginners can …

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Juniors – Backhand Introduction – Rolling a Foam Ball

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By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo One player stands on the service line and the other on the baseline. The players roll a foam ball to each other, backhand to backhnad. The players should stop the ball and roll it back. The coach works on …

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Juniors – Introduction to Groundstrokes – Rolling

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By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo Rolling the ball to each other is a good way to introduce the groundstrokes. The coach needs to make sure that the players are bending their knees and keeping their torso erect. He/she should also make corrections about the …

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Juniors – Backhand Introduction – Rolling Backhand to Backhand

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By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo The players roll balls to each other using a backhand. The players should stop the ball and roll it back making sure they bend their knees and keep the torso upright. The coach should work on the basic technique.

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Juniors – Rolling Figure 8

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By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo The player holds the racquet with one hand (Continental Grip is suggested) and works on rolling a ball in a figure 8 pattern. The player should change the face of the racquet based on the direction that they are …

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