Tennis Drill Demonstration

Description

Coach delivers easy second serve. Player attacks with forehand to the backhand corner. Coach hits the ball short and player finishes to the other side.

Coaching points

Putting pressure on the server is an ability that all professional players have acquired. Using easy second serve to dominate the point is a necessity to build an aggressive game. Rafa Nadal or Serena Williams are great examples of players who force their opponents to go for more with the second serves because every weak delivery is punished immediately. In this exercise, the player works on offensive second serve's return and finishing with the next shot. It is important to combine return and next shot because most of the time good opponents will find a way to hit the ball back even if the return was well placed. Coach should encourage players to take forehand as a finishing weapon to build the game around this shot.

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