Tennis Drill Demonstration


  • Player and coach rally together using forehands in the cross-court direction.
  • On deep balls, the player stays close to the baseline and hits a forehand half volley.

Coaching points

  • In this drill, the player works on a specific response to deep balls.
  • During the rally a lot of balls land close to the baseline and the response to these balls can have big impact on the chance of winning the point.
  • Players who are able to hit a deep ball can build the point from the baseline and force the opponent to take more risks that can result in errors.
  • Coach should tell the player to focus more on control and to pay attention to the point of contact while hitting a half volley. This will develop a consistent shot that they will be able to use during competition.

Drill tags: rally with half volley

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