Half Court Points from Offense to Defense

Tennis Gator Net Game

Players play on half the singles court down the line. The rally starts with a deep feed from the coach to one of the players into the playing area. The player hits the first shot crosscourt back to the coach. The coach volleys short into the playing area. The player hits the next shot down the line to his opponent …

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Points: Return Crosscourt Approaching the Net

Tennis Gator Net Game

Players play on half the doubles court crosscourt. The server only has one serve. The returner has to approach the net at every return. The returner should start moving forward as the server tosses.

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Place and Pick up from the Baseline

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Players rally from the baseline. They have to hit the ball to each other slowly, with control. In addition, each player starts with a ball in the non-dominant hand. After each hit the player will either place the ball on the ground or pick it up. The drill will force the players to remain in motion and to practice shifting …

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Stroke Training – Return, Volley, Volley

Tennis Gator Serve and Return

The players hit three shots: Groundstroke with return technique back to the coach (middle) Approach volley to the coach (middle) Winning volley away from the coach (angle) Goal of training Training an aggressive return Training offensive footwork (running through the shot and stopping with the split step) Improving volley play Frequency/Load Each player hits eight to ten sets of shots …

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Return: Spanish Return Pattern

Tennis Gator Serve and Return

Many top players from Spain and South America choose to use this type of return – therefore we call it the “The Spanish Point Initiation”. A similar point initiation can also be used as a server. The server serves wide and moves towards the backhand corner to play the next shot with a forehand. Scoring Play to 11 (10-10 the …

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Movement Drill – Same Distance to the Bounce

Tennis Gator On-Court Movement and Footwork

A nice exercise to work on your adjustment skills is to rally and try to hit the ball at the same distance to the bounce every time. That is, if the ball is short move forwards and if it is deep move backwards. Constantly adjust! This will not only improve your footwork but also your perception.

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Volley/Groundstroke Mini

Tennis Gator On-Court Movement and Footwork

A player alternates hitting one groundstroke and one volley with a coach on one service box.   Training goal: This drill is designed to work on coordination and rhythm. Load and Reps:  This exercise fits very well in the warm up section of a training unit. 2 to 3 minutes should suffice.

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