Tennis: Using the middle to neutralise

I have used many of the tennis drills and as a result my two High...
Linsent, Tennis coach

DESCRIPTION

Player 1 is working in a full court and player 2 is 'feeding' from the centre of the court along the baseline. The players rally co-operatively for 3 minutes but with player 2 working the ball around the full-court making player 1 move a reasonable amount without a pattern.

Player 1 is aiming for the rectangle at the back of the court marked by targets and player 2 should count how many balls player 1 makes into the rectangle within the 3 minutes. When the time is up the players switch roles.

This drill can be repeated 3 times for each player and then the totals added up to see who was the most accurate!

COACHING POINTS

The quality of the feeding is important here from player 2. Just because they are not the 'working player' they must still maintain the same level of intensity as player 1, and take care to be as consistent as possible.

Notes:

The target size can be adjusted according to the standard of the players and the accuracy possible.

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