Tennis: Forehand Smash Drill

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DESCRIPTION

Coach, 1 player, and basket of balls.

Player starts by running forward and touching the net.

At this point the coach feeds a high ball towards the T junction of the service box.

Player back peddles to be in a position to play a forehand smash, then runs forward, touches the net, and the drill is repeated.

Drill is continuous.

COACHING POINTS

Players should get behind the ball in order to transfer their body weight forward when hitting the ball.

Check that players take the racket back and up (without dropping the racket head) when preparing for the smash.

Quick feet to be in a position to play the shot.

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