Tennis Drill Demonstration

Description

 

Player 1 is working in the whole court but primarily in the red target zone, hitting ONLY fhs: 1 fh cross, and 1 fh inside out.

 

Player 2 is working in the fh corner and is hitting a forehand back to the centre of the court, middle of the red target zone.

 

Player 3 is working in the bh corner and is hitting a backhand down the line to the outer edge of the red target zone. 

 

Player 3 feeds the ball in down the line, player 1 hits a fh cross, player 2 hits a fh down the middle, player 1 runs around the ball and hits an inside out fh back to player 3, and the pattern repeats.

 

Coaching points

 

Player 1 is working to dominate the court with the fh aggressively in both directions. After hitting the fh cross, player 1 should ensure they make enough space around the ball with their feet and their body to be able to comfortably hit a fh inside out and remain on balance for the next shot.

 

Players 2 and 3 should aim to be as consistant and accurate as possible. Although they are working in half a court and hitting individual shots, the intensity should still be high.

 

The rally should be continuous. For the drill to run as smoothly as possible the next ball should be fed in immediately the rally breaks down, with the pattern resuming where the error was made.

 

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