Tennis Drill Demonstration


  • Player takes position behind the baseline facing the back fence. Coach stands inside the court.
  • Coach gives voice signal and feeds the ball to either the backhand or forehand side.
  • Player reacts, turns around and hits forehand/backhand over the net.

Coaching points

  • Player works on reaction and quality of own shots from the baseline.
  • Starting position limits player’s visual reaction so they to focus firstly on auditory reflexes.
  • It forces player to do the actions in the quickest possible way with player’s footwork key to getting the technique correct under time pressure.
  • For more advanced players coach can set up the zone to also work on precision in given situation.

Drill tags: reaction groundstrokes, reflexes, quick feet

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