Balls is dropped on a length to batter by feeder Ball is dropped from the batters ‘off-side’ to ensure feeder safety. Ball should be a comfortable distance away from batter, and this is personal preference indicated by batter Ball is dropped from a horizontal position, arm fully stretched out, and batter looks to hit ball on the second half volley
Can be done in pairs/ groups of three. One batter and one feeder minimum required. 6 tennis balls per pair/group.Feeder stands 4 meters away from batter, feeding ball as a drop feed, with arm out horizontally, and standing on the batters off side for safety. (adjust height of arm depending on height of feeder, and speed of batter to ball)Batter must use their feet and move down the wicket, meeting the ball on the second bounce, before hitting the ball through the cones.
PROGRESSIONMake target smallerAllow player to hit over the top (aerially) – still keeping shape of shot and not leaning back or hitting to hard/to the leg side.Alter distance batter has to advance to get to the ball.
Looking to hit ball straight back past bowler
Quick feet from the batter are essential when getting to the ball.
When advancing down the wicket, batter must aim to keep head as still as possible, and eyes level.
Batter needs to be in a still position by the time they make contact, and well balanced.
Player 2 throws. Each batsman has 3 consecutive balls, then goes to the back of the queue. If you leave a ball you get another go. The ball should be a slow high underarm feed.
Front foot batting
1. As the backswing begins, the head, shoulders and back foot move back and across.
2. The front leg is moved back and towards the leg side, forming the base for the shot with the head slightly forward.
Keep the hands high and judge by the bounce and line of the ball whether or not to attempt the shot.
3. If you take on the shot then the arms should swing through and be fully extended as contact is made with the ball.
4. The follow through will either see both feet move round and point towards the path of the shot (as illustrated), or see the front leg raised off the ground, with your weight pivoting on the back foot.
Looking to hit ball straight back past bowler Quick feet from the batter are essential when getting to the ball. When advancing down the wicket, batter must aim to keep head as still as possible, and eyes level. Batter needs to be in a still position by the time they make contact, and well balanced.
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The variety of sessions across sports - sometimes we steal session ideas from one sport and use them with another.
As we enter the business end of the competition, we take a look at the remaining eight teams and the key talking points surrounding each side.
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