Tennis: Get To The Drop & Lob

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

DESCRIPTION

  • Coach stands close to the net.
  • Player starts on the baseline.
  • Coach throws drop shot to the deuce side.
  • Player sprints to the ball and hits forehand slice lob over the coach's racket.

COACHING POINTS

  • Running to the drop shot and controlling the ball are always difficult actions because player has to learn how to decelerate after a quick sprint and still keep the racket's face under control.
  • It is important to open the racket's face to create a trajectory for the ball to make it over the opponent and drop inside the baseline.
  • To make this drill more competitive, the coach can award one point every time the player hits the ball into the zone and deduct 1 point every time they don't.

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