Bambinis – Groundstrokes – Throwing, Bumping, Hitting and Catching (Hand)

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By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo Players pair up. One player has a racquet. The player without the racquet throws the ball overhanded to the partner. The partner stops the ball with the racquet and returns it after one bounce. The player throwing catches the ball. The same exercise can …

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Bambinis – Forehand – Toss, Hit and Catch with Cone

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By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo A nice exercise to practice the forehand is to have two children working together. One tosses a ball over the net to the partner. The partner hits the ball softly back so that the tosser can catch it with a cone after one bounce. …

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Bambinis – Grounstroke Fundamentals – Rolling Backhands

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By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo Young players learn the fundamentals of the backhand stroke by stopping and rolling a big ball to their partners. Make sure the players are rolling on the side of the body and are gripping the racquet correctly.

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Bambinis – Forehand and Ladder

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By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo In this exercise the coach feeds three forehands to each player. The players try to hit the ball back to the coach so he/she can catch it. After the three shots the players will go through the ladder and try different footwork combinations.

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Bambinis – Groundstroke Fundamentals – Isolating the Upper Body

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By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo A common problem when learning to play tennis is coordinating the different body parts when swinging. The more body parts involved, the harder. In this exercise the coach isolates the upper body by having the player sit on a Swiss ball while swingin. The …

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Bambinis – Groundstrokes – 3 Backhands to the Coach plus Ladder

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By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo The coach feeds three backhands. The player tries to hit the ball back so that the coach can catch it. After hitting 3 shots, the player runs through the agility ladder in a pattern of his/her choosing.

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Minis Rolling with Both Hand (Backhand)

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By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo Here an exercise to start creating some familiarity with the backhand stroke with very young players. The chidren form a circle and roll two balls around the circle with both hands together, simulating a baclhand stroke.

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Minis Stopping and Rolling with the Racquet (Forehand)

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By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo The simplest form of a forehand is rolling the ball with the racquet. In this exercise the players stop the ball with the racquet and then roll it to their partners using a forehand.

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Introducing the Topspin Forehand with a Swiss Ball

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Using a large ball is an easy and effective way of introducing the topspin forehand to young children. Here is a nice progression: The first step is having the children roll a ball starting at the bottom of the ball and brushing up. This will help them to understand the concept of hitting from low to high. By loading the …

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