Tennis: Toss Variety - Slice

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DESCRIPTION

Player learns how to toss the ball into the proper spot. Coach stands on the right of the player (slice serve) or on the left of the player (kick serve). Player tries to toss the ball into the coach's hand.

Players have to be able to vary the toss according to the serve they want to execute. Slice, kick serve and flat serves require slightly different tosses to make chances bigger for effective results.

For the slice serve, players have to learn how to toss the ball slightly to the right side to have possibility to hit outside of the ball and create sidespin. It will also force players to go more across the body with the racquet what will result in better angles.

COACHING POINTS

Coach's position is an easy point of reference for the player to know where the ball should be placed. Bad toss can be responsible for many serving mistakes so players should spend some time on working on this aspect.

PROGRESSION

For more advanced players, coach can let players serve with awareness of the toss. Every time the toss is misplaced, players have to catch the ball and they can't serve. This will show to coach if players are able to notice good and bad tosses.

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