Tennis Drill Demonstration

Description

In this drill, the player works on backhand down the line and precise footwork. Cones are set behind the baseline, and the player stands on the right side of the cones. The player goes around the cones (using little steps) and hits backhand down the line.

Coaching points

Each hit in tennis is connected to the movement so coaches should use a lot of drills based on footwork and the shot. Going around the cones requires precise footwork (little steps) which is necessary to use before the hit to effectively position to the ball.

In this drill, the player works on backhand down the line and precise footwork. Going around the cones is a great workout so players improve lower body strength and endurance. During the match, down the line shot has to be used effectively even when the player is really tired so this drill creates real scenario that is present on tournaments.

Drill tags: backhand, down the line, footwork, groundstroke

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