In this drill player works on effective response to opponent's overhead. When facing this situation many players count on defensive response and try to hit lob using slice shot. This skill can be helpful but it is not the only one that defensive player can use to win the point. Offensive topspin lob creates opportunity to win the point or to really test opponent's ability to smash from difficult ball. To make this shot successfully coach should remind players of technical adaptations like low and wide stance, shorter backswing and focus on spin. During this exercise coach can focus fully on repetitions or can compete with player by counting how many shots land in the proper zone.
The coach feeds the ball to the backhand side, and the player hits backhand drop shot down the line and moves forward. The coach comes then to the net and feeds the ball to the backhand side. The player finishes with backhand volley lob cross-court.
-The game has two teams of four players each.
-Each team consists of two lobbers and two smashers.The smashers must stand in their respective service courts.
-Points are scored every time a lob falls between the base line and the service line.The baseliners must hit the ball after one bounce. Points are lost as in normal tennis.
-First team to 5 wins.
-The baseliners and the smashers swop over for the next game.
The coach stands at the centre of the court at the net. He/she then feeds the ball to the player's ad side and lifts the racquet up above their head.
The player has to move toward the ball and hit a backhand lob cross court. The aim of this drill is for the player to get the ball to pass above the coach's racquet.
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