The player stands in one corner of the court, with the coach on the opposite side of the baseline.
The coach drops the ball from shoulder height and the player must sprint across the baseline and hit the ball, before returning to their starting position.
This exercise is a for any serious tennis player. Tennis is all about running from one corner to the other and being able to hit the ball successfully while controlling balance. Running the full width of the court can be challenging for many players so coach should prepare the right amount of sets. This drill is a great opportunity to observe how execution of the given stroke is related to the player's fatigue.
For more advanced players, coach can drop the ball from the lower height or make the distance bigger between player and coach.
Cones are set in front of the player. Coach stands behind the player and tosses the ball over the players' head.
Player runs forward, catches the ball on the racquet and run around the cones without dropping the ball.
Agility & Fitness
Set up a cone on the baseline, and if there is more than one player taking part in the session, you can set up multiple cones to be used, but ensure these are correctly spaced out.
Players will use quick footwork to move around the cone in circles.
Agility & Fitness
Coach stands in front of the player and throws the ball. The player moves left and right and catches the ball.
However, when the coach throws the ball, they shout "right" or left", and the player must catch the ball with this hand, regardless of what side of the body the ball comes to.
Agility & Fitness
Within each zone, there are approximately four people each with a tennis ball which they have to dribble with whilst staying in their zone. The aim is to try and kick the other persons ball out of the zone whilst you keep yours in the zone. The last person in the zone is the winner.
The coach feeds from the basket at random a selection of four balls for each player. The player must take every ball at the top of the bounce or on the rise. If the coach deems that they have not succeeded in doing this they lose a life! Each player gets 3 lives. The last player standing wins the drill!
Player starts on the service line (facing back fence). Player shuffles from side to side until when the coach says "GO!" and feeds the ball. The player's goal is to then turn, react and hit the volley.
Players start on the side of the court and run across where they return the ball from a feeder and continue running to hit another ball before running to the other side of the court, and recovering while walking round the court to join the back of the queue.
Player serves wide from the ad side. Coach returns with backhand cross-court. Player responds with finishing backhand down the line.
Player starts from the baseline and moves forward after every shot. Coach throws balls at different heights and distances for Player to alternate hitting half volleys and regular volleys back to Coach.
Coach stands on the player's side Coach drops 2 balls from each position (in front of the player, on the side, behind the player). Player runs 2 times to each position and executes regular forehand with aim to keep balanced body
"It is not only useful for staff who are experienced but a valuable tool for those subject staff who have to take teams."
The variety of sessions across sports - sometimes we steal session ideas from one sport and use them with another.
As we enter the business end of the competition, we take a look at the remaining eight teams and the key talking points surrounding each side.
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