Develop your players tactical awareness when playing on their backhand. Let them recognise tactical combinations and understand their positioning on court to dictate the point from a position on relative weakness.
What?s in the session?
Begin with a warm up using the TRX ropes to get your players physically prepared for the session with particular focus on their shoulders so their ready for high reps on their backhand.
The session builds into combining shots and movement. Starting off with the basic backhand technique, the drill progresses into hitting different balls from different parts of the court, returning to the middle each time.
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