Here we measured the height of the toss and contact point of ATP players.
Here we can see Maria Sharapova against Lucie Safarova opening the court with a wide kick serve. The serve creates many options for the next shot even though it is aimed at the opponent’s forehand. She could play down the line or hit behind Lucie.
The rule in doubles is to hit high volleys at the player closest to you and low volleys at the player farthest from you.
The I formation allows the net player to stand much closer to the centre of the court before the start of the point. It also gives him the option to move to either side of the court to start the point. This puts pressure on the returner who has to guess what the net player will do.
This is a very popular drill for training racquet-head speed and footwork with competitive players. However, youngsters can also have fun with it too.
The children put their racquets on the ground in a circle around another racquet with 12 balls, two balls per player.
If you can hit the ball with the bat you should be able to hit a return. In this exercises the players try to hit a ball over the net with a bat.
The goal is to have the children throw the reaction ball over the target and then run to touch the net.
Two children throw a reaction ball to each other. One throws it through the target at the net and the other around the target, sometimes to the right and sometimes to the left.
Children throw a reaction ball through a target at the net. The reaction ball is not round so it bounces randomly.