Tennis Drill Demonstration

Description

Player serves to the T from ad side.

The coach hits the ball back to the player's backhand side.

The player finishes with a backhand drop shot down the line.

  • Place cones in the deuce service box for the player to aim for when hitting the drop shot

Coaching points

In this drill the player works on following up his/her serve with a drop shot down the line.

After a good serve, many players will respond with a weaker return so they are forced to take few steps behind the baseline to achieve a proper defensive position.

Smart players can use this information to mix the rhythm and hit a down the line drop shot for an easy winner.

Progression

  • Place cones on the ad side for the player to aim for when serving
  • Make the distance between the cones on the deuce side smaller as players skill levels increase

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Drill tags: backhand, drop shot, return, serve

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