Tennis: Deep & Short

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DESCRIPTION

  • Player stands on the baseline. Coach feeds balls to the ad side.
  • Player alternates hitting 2 backhands slice deep cross-court and 2 backhands stop shot down the line


COACHING POINTS

  • In this drill, players work on ability to hit backhand slice with different depths
  • Hitting the ball deep requires more forward motion than hitting drop shot so coach should demonstrate to players how to execute both types of slice so they can practice
  • Additionally, coach should explain to kids why it is not easy to respond to slice and why combining deep slice with short drop shot is a good tactical move to make opponent run more and deal with challenging shots.


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