Tennis: For singles and for doubles

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

DESCRIPTION

The coach serves wide from ad side. The player hits backhand return cross-court and starts the rally in cross-court direction.

COACHING POINTS

Cross-court rallies are known in tennis practice for ages but every drill can be more effective if there are goals set for this activity. Making players understand why they perform given drill is a must to build a relationship needed for successful coaching, as well as also making players more involved in the exercise.

In this drill, the player works on return and consistency. Performing backhand return cross-court before the rally in the same direction is a great way to work on basics of tennis. Being able to rally consistently in this direction is a must to stay in the point in singles as also to avoid net opponent in doubles. To make it more competitive, the coach can set some zones to hit into, so players don't get bored after few minutes of many repetitions.

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