Tennis: Backhand slice - Game on!

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DESCRIPTION

Players are working cross-court from their backhand corners and have to hit a backhand slice off every single ball. They also have to slice the ball deeper than the service line and cannot dropshot or come to the net.

If a player has to hit a forehand or a topspin backhand they lose the point straight away.

Players must take it in turns to feed the ball in and the point is played out in this way in the half-court with the tramlines being out, first to 11 points.

COACHING POINTS

The points should be quite long in this drill, as it should be almost impossible to hit a winner.

Players can think carefully of ways to force the error from their opponent, by moving them around in the half-court side to side, deeper and shorter and by mixing the pace of the slice that they hit.

It is as much for patience as it is for hand skills!

Discussion:

Players can think carefully of ways to force the error from their opponent, by moving them around in the half-court side to side, deeper and shorter and by mixing the pace of the slice that they hit.

It is as much for patience as it is for hand skills!

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