Tennis: Strong hand

I have used many of the tennis drills and as a result my two High...
Linsent, Tennis coach

DESCRIPTION

The player stands at the net and keeps non-dominant hand behind the body. The coach feeds balls to the backhand side. The player then executes backhand volley using only their dominant hand.

COACHING POINTS

Building strength doesn't have to be related only to off-court training. Many tennis-specific exercises can be used not only to improve technical skills but also to increase physical performance. By properly designing drills, coaches can use on-court time more effectively and achieve greater improvements in less time. It is important to consult these applications with a fitness coach to make sure that work is not doubled and off-court training doesn't repeat areas that were trained before on the court.

In this drill, the player works on strength of the non-dominant hand which is required to effectively hit backhand volleys. There are many discussions related to backhand volley because players hit this shot with 1 or 2 hands. In my opinion, at the beginning it is helpful to use 2 hands but with progression, this volley should evolve into 1-hander. By playing with 1 hand, we have more reach on the backhand side as well it is easier to deal with really low and really high volleys. Players have to understand that to play this shot with quality they need to strengthen forearm muscles to rely just on the dominant arm.

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