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.
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…
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 …
The coach calls the color of the cone that the player should touch. After 3 touches he feeds a short ball, which the player has to hit over the net with solid technique.
Two children hit balls to each other trying to keep the rally going withour mistakes.
Players practice their serve. They hit serves to an open court without a returner and work on their technique.
One big hurdle kids need to overcome is learning to hit the ball in the square with an underhand motion to start a point.
The coach and the players rally hitting only volleys. Ideally they want to keep the ball in play for at least 6 shots.
Using a frisbee to help students understand the basics of the one handed backhand volley can be very helpful. A frisbee is nice and light, and provides a large enough contact area. In this drill the coach first sets up a path of hoops forcing the players to step and split step 3 times before they get to the net. …