Tennis Drill Demonstration


Player stands at the net, and the coach feeds a high ball. The player hits overhead back to the coach to the deuce side. The player hits the lob back who then finishes with overhead to the ad side.

Coaching points

In this drill, the player works on placement of the overhead. Many times one shot in the air is enough to win the point but there are also situations where a good defensive player will force us to hit one more overhead so players have to be ready for it. The coach has to remind players to make proper decisions so if the lob is well-placed players should focus on placement but if the lob is an easy put-away, the player should aim to finish the point.

Drill tags: forehand, overhead, smash, tennis, volley

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