Tennis: Forehand/Backhand Approaching Net

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DESCRIPTION

Coach, 2 players, and a basket of tennis balls. Player 1 starts off on the centre of the baseline.

  1. Coach feeds ball 1 to the corner of the singles court for player 1 to play a forehand down the line.
  2. Coach feeds ball 2 to the opposite side of the court just in front of service box for player 1 to run on to and play a backhand down the line.
  3. Coach feeds ball 3 to the opposite side of the court halfway up the service box for player 1 to run on to and play a forehand down the line.
  4. Coach then feeds ball 4 to the opposite side of the court just in front of the net for player 1 to run on to and play a backhand down the line.

Coach has to move backwards along the line to deliver the feeds.

Drill repeated with player 2.

COACHING POINTS

Quick feet to be used to get around the court, in order to make the shots.

Player to keep up work rate. This is a high intensity drill.

Ball to be hit on the rise or top of the bounce.

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