Tennis: Learn the Drive

I have used many of the tennis drills and as a result my two High...
Linsent, Tennis coach

DESCRIPTION

The coach demonstrates how to execute backhand drive in the air and emphasizes 4 major steps: shoulder turn with backswing, positioning, high point of contact and weight transfer. Players shadows the stroke to get the feeling of a motion.

Demonstration of a new skill can accelerate the learning process or it can prevent players from reaching higher levels. Coaches have to make sure that all players understand technical parts of this stroke before they move to the ball-specific drills.

COACHING POINTS

In this drill, the players shadow backhand drive in the air. Presentation of the stroke should be short and clear to give players more time for practicing.The coach should emphasize high point of contact as a priority to hit over the net from all places on the tennis court.

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