Tennis Drill Demonstration

Description

Players work together in pairs, each pair using the double service box as their area and with rackets not needed.

Pairs start by standing facing each other and holding hands with their left hand as if shaking hands.

With one ball between 2 players, players 'rally' by patting the ball to each other using their linked arms as the net.

Pairs are working co-operatively to see who can get the longest rally.

Players must keep their feet moving to get in the right position for each 'shot', dancing around the ball with adjustment steps whilst still staying linked to their partner.

The pair with the longest rally after 5 minutes wins. After this pairs swap hands to attempt this with their non playing hand.

Coaching points

This drill helps players to recognise where balls are landing and how they are bouncing and is a good warm up for co-ordination.

Notes:

Players must be motivated to stay active with their feet at all times and to start the next rally once one has broken down as soon as they can, to keep the heart pumping and the feet moving!

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