Tennis Drill Demonstration

Description

Coach, 2 players, and basket of balls.

Players are in a service box each, and start by running forward and touching the net.

At this point the coach feeds a high ball towards the back of each service box.

Players back peddle to be in a position to play a forehand smash, then run forward, touch the net, and the drill is repeated.

Repeat the drill

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.

The Drill is often used with

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