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what drills do you use to teach contact point skills to mini reds

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liz Sharman Coach, England

how can i correct a slapping forehand

one of my student is playing is forehand , with slapping. pls let me know how to correct it. gana.

Coach, United States of America

Hi Guys, How best to teach a return of serve

Hi Guys, Just wondering if anyone has a suggestion on how to teach a block return from serve and a slice return from serve to 13y.o juniors who are playing against big servers Cheers

Ciaran Cahill Coach, Ireland

Forehand groundstroke. contact point?

Forehand groundstroke. Coach A teaches a classic FH with the C loop and says that the modern FH (western Grip) contact point is at the side. I understood that the Eastern FH was hit at the side but the Semi western was hit 6 to 8" in front when the racket face is vertical to the ground. Which is correct?

Norman Frey Coach, United States of America


On my forehand I like to play a multi segmented forehand and have a extreeme westrn grip. ,Hitting a multi segment forehand with a semi-western grip particularly off serve does not feel natural for me. What can I do? With thanks, Stephen

stephen Coach, Australia

How to run try-outs, getting 50 students down to 32?

There are 50 students, and I need to select 32 of them. How will you plan your try-out? Test for accuracy? Fitness?

Farhad Roshanaie Coach, United States of America

Catapult serve is a good learning point?

I coach 4-7 year olds, and when I'm teaching serves I usually start with the throwing technique without a racket, before introducing the ball toss. Someone has suggested I teach a catapult serve as a part of the learning process. I personally think this would teach bad habits as there is no toss up. Any opinions on this? Thx

Mike Childs Coach, England

Passing shot drill for four or five players.

Is there a drill to involve four or five players to teach a passing shot? Situation would be opponent at or approaching the net and plays a poor approach.

Keith Brown Coach, England

Fun technique drills for 4-5 year-olds?

I could use some relatively easy technique drills that are fun to keep the kids I train interested. They have played for 4 months (beginners) and are aged 4-5. If you know some fun drills involving forehand and backhand I would very much appreciate if you'd answer this question! Thanks in advance!

Mari Milos Coach, Sweden

What is the best way to share playing vocab at this site...

...where it will list and describe playing terminology such as shave, tackle-back, steal, forehand.

Ejaz Syed Coach, United States of America

How to correct the bad habit of under-slicing a forehand strokes?

Hi Many times you find new beginners, especially kids, tend to do the easier way of forehand shots by under-spinning/slicing the balls to get over the nets. I've tried a few ways but it's not to easy to change a habit. Please help. Thanks a lot. KT.

KT Teo Coach, Singapore

when is good to start teaching a forehand?

when is good to start teaching a forehand?

Anusha Coach, England

What is the most efficient way to plan a training

I know some coaches use ; Monday - Serve Tuesday - Return Wednesday - Forehand Thursday - Backhand Some are using wave planning and some use 3 days Serve 3 days Return 3 days Forehand My Question is what is the most efficient way to plan a training

Berk Coach, Turkey


in 1 and 3 what kind of shot does player hit

Sokol Tigani Coach, United Kingdom

How to organize favorite drills?

I want to make my own collection of drills that I like but would like to have them organized (warmup, forehand, backhand,...). How can I do that?I can't find a way to add drills to my folders and when adding them to my favorites list, there is no way of organizing them

Marc Siegel Coach, Germany

TopSpin Forehand

How should I put more topspin and depth and height on my forehand shots, I want to get it more consistent and practice putting more power on them.

stefo Coach, United States of America
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