Tennis Drill Demonstration


  • Cones are set in the deuce corner.
  • Coach feeds balls using different feeding techniques.
  • Player adapts and hits deep backhand down the line.

Coaching points

In this drill player learns how to hit backhand down the line from different balls. During the match opponent will come up with different depths, powers and spins. If player can hit down the line only from limited type of balls opponent will quickly understand that and will start to use shots that force more errors. By performing this drill player has to adapt physically (footwork), technically (racquet) and tactically (decisions) to maintain high quality of repetitions. Coach should always pay attention to what type of balls create more pressure on player and use it more often to make player work outside of the comfort zone.

Drill tags: baskhand, depth, line, movement, tennis

The Drill is often used with

Complete Backhand Down the LineBackhand DrillsTennis Drills Coaching