Tennis: Forehand behind the sideline

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

DESCRIPTION

The player starts on the singles sideline. The coach tosses the balls behind the doubles alley and into the alley. Player's goal is to move behind the sideline and use close stance to hit forehand.

COACHING POINTS

Creativity is important not only from the player's perspective. Coaches should use own imagination to create drills that are more effective and natural for the players. Good drills force players to learn new things unconciously so coaches have to strive to create database of successful activities.

In this drill, the player works on footwork skills and close stance from the forehand side. Specifically designed drill helps players to improve these aspects much easier than traditional approach. Visual feedback in form of sidelines is a great tool to make proper positioning easier to achieve.

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