Tennis: 'X' movement

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DESCRIPTION

Purpose:

learn to move in an "X" pattern under pressure of movement.

Coach feeds the ball in the sequence 1,2,3,4 for each player in turn.

 

Coach feeds high deep balls to points 1,3 and shorter feeds to 2,4.

Exact pattern of 1,2,3,4 maintained throughout.

Player hits feeds 1,3 deep crosscourt. Feeds 2,4 down the line. Feed in sets of 16 balls.

COACHING POINTS

  • Learning the X movement and covering court
  • Moving from the baseline to the net effectively and executing the shots
  • Preparing racquet whilst on the move, early take back on either side
  • When moving away from the net moving backwards, facing court and coach- not turning their back on the court
  • Big steps

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