Tennis Drill Demonstration


The coach feeds the ball to the backhand side and rises the racquet up. The player moves to the ball and hits backhand slice lob cross court. Coach's racquet is used as a point of reference for the player.

Coaching points

Lob is one of the defensive skills that has to be included into training sessions. Too many times players lose the points because they try to pass the opponent with regular drives and it results in multiple errors. Lob is the good option to stay in the point and check opponent's abilities to hit agressive overheads.

In this drill, the player works on defensive backhand slice lob. Placement and height of the ball are the most important aspects to observe by the coach. For more advanced players, coach can feed faster and deeper balls to put players into more difficult situation.

Drill tags: backhand, lob, slice, tennis

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