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 …
Can the players decide what sort of overhead to hit? No! The coach should instruct them. After the feed, the coach should shout “bounce” (the command for hitting an overhead after the ball bounces) or “air” for direct overheads out of the air.
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.
The coach mixes lobs in all directions and up and back. The player has to adjust and hit overheads.
Two players are at the net. They alternate touching the net and moving back to hit an overhead. The caoch alternates the feeds.
The player starts at the middle of the service line
The player moves diagonally backwards to touch a cone on the coache’s command
The player starts in the middle of the service line. On command, he runs forward to touch a cone placed on his right side of the court.
The player starts on the T and moves diagonally back towards a cone on command. As the player touches the cone the coach feeds a short lob towards the other side of the court.
Girls of all ages tend to have a hard time hitting overheads – that is nothing new. But, in order to improve the overhead-just like our 15 to 17 year old recreational players in the video – it is important to design drills that…
The key to hitting a solid overhead after the bounce is to make sure you back up more than needed so that you are moving forward before you hit the overhead. Having to adjust backwards after letting the ball bounce is much harder and less effective.