Tennis: Basic Forehand Technique- Progression 2

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Intention: Develop basic forehand technique.

  • Players line up on one side of the net set up on a short court. Coach on the other side of the net.
  • Coach feeds the ball to the first player in the line.
  • Each player hits the ball 3 times.
  • Shot is a forehand played with a neutral hitting stance and the player is to finish balanced with toe facing down.
  • Those in the line mimic the shot of the player playing the ball.
  • Once the player has had their three shots, the collect three balls to return to the hopper before joining the back of the line. 

COACHING POINTS

Demonstrate a balanced and active ready position. 

Demonstrate the ability to step down the court and hit from a neutral stance finishing balaced with toe facing down. 

Grip: Eastern/weak semi western

Take the racket back by turning the hips and shoulders to the side.

Basic low to high forward swing.

Contact on the ball at the side of the body and slightly in front.

Follow through long and high

To check the players progress and learning: Can the players move to and hit, using a short simple swing, 4 of 5 balls on the forehand back over the net and into the short court.

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Over and In. 'Budge It'. Progression 1

Intention: Assess forehand technique whilst developing the principles of rallying.

  • Players start on their various courts. Each of which has a designated score that is progressive (eg 5, 7, 9) and at the discretion of the coach.
  • Where space is limited, courts can be divided in half or thirds to create stations.
  • One player ('The Sender') starts each rally with an underarm throw to a target area on their partners side of the court, which is situated half way between their partner ('The receiver') and the net.
  • The 'receiver', who is positioned roughly two racket lengths behind the target area, attempts to catch the ball after one bounce.
  • The 'receiver' now becomes the 'sender' and attempts to throw the ball back, using an underarm action, to a target area on their partner’s side of the court, which is positioned roughly half way between their partner and the net.
  • The pair must then continue to throw and catch the ball (after one bounce) using an underarm action until they achieve the score for their designated court/station.
  • If the rally breaks down in any way, the pair must start the rally again from zero on the court/ station they are on.
  • If the players successfully achieve the score for their designated court (or station), they progress upwards (one station) and 'Budge' the pair on the higher station down.
  • If either of the pair lands the ball directly on the target area they automatically progress upwards (one station) and 'Budge' the pair on the higher station down.
  • When a pair achieves the designated score on the highest (top) court they are awarded 1 'golden' point.
  • When a pair successfully achieves a 'golden' point, they attempt another one until they are 'budged'.
  • The game ends when a pair reaches a pre-set number of 'golden' points. Alternatively, the pair with the most 'golden' points at the end of a pre allocated period of time is the winner.

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Over and In. 'Budge It'. Progression 2 | Junior Tennis

Over and In. 'Budge It'. Progression 2

Intention: Assess forehand technique whilst developing the principles of rallying.

  • Players start on their various courts. Each of which has a designated score that is progressive (eg 5, 7, 9) and at the discretion of the coach.
  • Where space is limited, courts can be divided in half or thirds to create stations.
  • One player ('The Sender') starts each rally with an underarm throw to a target area on their partners side of the court, which is situated half way between their partner ("The receiver") and the net.
  • The 'receiver', who is positioned roughly two racket lengths behind the target area, with a racket, attempts to hit the ball after one bounce to a target area on their partner's side of the court, which is positioned roughly half way between their partner and the net.
  • The pair must then continue to throw and hit the ball (after one bounce) until they achieve the score for their designated court/station.
  • If the rally breaks down in any way, the pair must start the rally again from zero on the court/ station they are on.
  • If the players successfully achieve the score for their designated court (or station), they progress upwards (one station) and 'Budge' the pair on the higher station down.
  • If either of the pair lands the ball directly on the target area they automatically progress upwards (one station) and 'Budge' the pair on the higher station down.
  • When a pair achieves the designated score on the highest (top) court they are awarded 1 'golden' point.
  • When a pair successfully achieves a 'golden' point, they attempt another one until they are 'budged'.
  • The game ends when a pair reaches a pre-set number of 'golden' points. Alternatively, the pair with the most 'golden' points at the end of a pre allocated period of time is the winner.

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