Juniors – Forehand Rolling with Movement

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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 correct their movement patterns making sure they use side steps to recover towards the middle of the court.

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Juniors – Figure 8 with Two Hands

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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 and Eastern Forehand with the non-dominant.

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Juniors – Rally in the Service Boxes

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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. Players should use a type of ball that they can control.

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Juniors – Feeding with no Bounce

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Players practice tossing the ball up and hitting it over before the ball bounces. It is important to explain to the players where and how they have to toss the bal (low and in front)l and to use a short backswing.

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Juniors – Feeding after a Bounce

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Players practice tossing a ball up, letting it bounce and hitting it over aiming at targets. Players use different types of balls to learn to adjust. Make sure the players are tossing the ball in front of their bodies.

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Juniors – Control in the Service Box

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Players rally in the service box trying to keep the ball in play. The idea is to use very short swings and contact the ball in front of the body. The players should aim high over the net and aim at the middle of the square.

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Juniors – Groundstrokes – Toss Feed and Hit with Foam Ball

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The coach feeds the ball underhanded. The players stand at the service line and hit it back to the coach so the he/she can catch it. The idea is to work on a simple stroke with control. The coach should make sure the players are hitting the ball at the ideal contact point.

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Juniors – Grounstroke Introduction – Foam Ball no Net

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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 catch it. The players practice hitting with simple technique and control.

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Juniors – Mini Rally with Control Shot

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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 the net.

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

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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 rally.

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