Tennis Drill Demonstration
The player stand at the net, with cones set up in the deuce corner. The coach feeds a lob - the player moves to the ball, catches the ball in the hand, throws the ball up and hits overhead deep to the deuce corner.
Bad positioning and poor tracking skills are the main reasons why players miss overheads. That is why the coach should set up specific drills to isolate these skills and let player focus just on them.
In this drill the player works on positioning and ball perception skills. The Player has to take proper position to catch the ball slightly in front of the body, and the coach should emphasize that catching arm should be straight so it simulates real overhead position. Any mistakes with positioning can be corrected by making small adjustment steps.
Drill tags: catch, lob, overhead, smash