Introducing the Slice Forehand with the Use of a Swiss Ball Step 1

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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.

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Forehand with and without Resistance

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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.

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Tossing Drill to Work on Diagonal Sprinting

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The drill focuses on short diagonal sprints forwards and backwards with quick changes of direction.  The coach has absolute control…

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Bambinis – Footwork Practice with the Swiss Ball

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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 …

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