Players are introduced to the relationship between ball and racquet by having them roll a ball around a slalom course with their racquet.
A large ball is a great tool to teach players about spin. Holding the ball in front of them and having them work on rotating the ball backwards by brushing it, is an excellent way to help them understand what slice is all about.
First the player will shadow the stroke several times attached to a resistance band. Then the coach will feed the same shots without the band and the player will hit them over the net.
This is a great drill to work on footwork and can be used as a warm up, as a way to strengthen or as a tool to…
The player jumps over a hurdle on command and runs to a cone at the intersection of the sideline and the service line to execute a shadow swing.
The coach tosses balls to the player who hits groundstrokes over the net.
The coach alternates tossing to the forehand side and to the backhand side.
The players will shadow the run without a ball to understand what they have to do. The high five is used to force a recovery.
The drill focuses on short diagonal sprints forwards and backwards with quick changes of direction. The coach has absolute control…
Two players start in the middle of the baseline. One player gets ready to move on his/her toes. The coach rolls a ball to the left or right of the player. The player runs rolls the ball back and recovers to the middle. This is a great way to introduce tennis specific movement. As the players improve the coach can …