Tennis: Groundstrokes: forehand and backhand

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DESCRIPTION

In partners, one person feeds the ball underarm over a net to the forehand side of partner.

Partner hits the ball after a bounce back to their partner. Change after 6 goes each.

Change to backhands if forehands successful.

COACHING POINTS

  • 1 hand (strong side forehand),
  • 2 hands (weak side backhand)
  • Strings facing target
  • Waist height
  • Control power
  • Racket travels low to high
  • Get to side of and behind the ball

PROGRESSION

Higher Ability – start in ready position, move to ball, practice backhands, feed with a hit, rally with partner

Lower Ability – drop ball for partner to hit, use cones instead of net

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