Tennis: Short Move

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DESCRIPTION

The player starts by standing close to the net. The coach feeds balls to the backhand side, with the player hitting backhand volleys in return, emphasis on using short movement of the racquet. The net prevents the player from taking any follow through, so they learn to use a short movement.

COACHING POINTS

There are many factors that can contribute to making volley mistakes, and the follow through is one of them. The shorter reaction time and high speed of the ball means that a player doesn't have to do much movement to control the shot. Players who use excessive follow through across the body don't have a great chance of achieving good placement and consistency at the net.

In this exercise, the player works on the short move while hitting a backhand volley. Positioning close to the net limits player's ability to excessively move the racquet.

PROGRESSION

For beginners, coach can throw the ball to let the players feel the move. For more advanced athletes, coach can feed hard balls to check if they don't come back to old habits.

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