Coach stands in front of the player. Coach throws balls behind the player. Player has to react and hit the overhead with control.
Hitting overheads out of balance is a difficult part for many players.
Coaches have to explain to players that good opponents will always give them difficult shots so they have to learn how to respond effectively.
Tactically, players have to work on topspin and eliminate going for the winner because it will generate more errors.
Player 1 must feed player 2 with a lob (deep if possible).
Player 2 must hit the smash and play out the point.
NOTE: The ball must not bounce on the side of player 2 throughout the point. Player 1 can hit drives or lobs after the initial lob feed.
First player to reach 11 points wins.
-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.
One player starts on the base line with the other players at the net.
The point starts with the player on the base line hitting a lob over the player who is stood at the net.
The net player must recover by running around the ball and play the ball back into the opposition's side of the court.
Point is now live.
Player serves the ball, and immediately after serving, the coach tosses a deep ball into player's body. The player's goal is to move back and hit with control.
Player serves from one side. Coach feeds random ball as a return. Player reacts and hits the next shot to the open space.
Use 1/2 court to play 2 feeders per court basket in the middle of the base line. Feeders 1st feed a short ball followed by a lob player on the other side hit the 2 shots and move out of the way for the next player.
Player starts in the middle and sprints to the deuce corner, imitating a forehand stroke. Immediately, the player changes direction and sprints all the way to the other corner to finish imitating backhand stroke.
Player starts in the middle behind the baseline. Coach feeds balls alternately to the forehand and backhand. The player should move in a smile shape around the baseline, with the tops of the smile being where they hit the ball and the bottom of the smile their recovery position.
Coach demonstrates proper footwork to hit forehand inside out/in. Players try to imitate this footwork without hitting the ball to make it more natural. Players take big cross over step behind and jump from both legs to achieve stable position before imitating hitting the ball.
Players should be encouraged to splitstep after each shot, and to use the correct footwork and racket technique on each and every shadow. Being under no pressure with a ball to hit, there is no excuse for poor posture or an off balanced body!
This game requires two or more teams. Both teams are trying to place the ball into the opposing team's hoop, however they are not allowed to run with the ball. On receiving the ball, the player must touch the ground first with the ball and pass it to a team-mate within 3 seconds.
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.
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