Practicing Groundstrokes

The Two-Shot Passing Shot

This basket drill focuses on a two-shot passing shot. Player 1 plays a forehand to the feet of the coach. The ball should bounce just before the coach. This is followed by a backhand with a diagona...

Two Against One with an Overhand Feed

In this game there are 3 girls u16 in club training on the court. The single player makes starts the point overhad. and an play anywhere on the court. To get access to the videos and premium media,...

Crosscourt – Down the Line Plus 3

wo players play a 30 ball crosscourt down the line. The coach feeds a ball in immediately after a mistake. As soon as they finish the rally, they play 3 points cross court.To get access to the vid...

Blind Game

Two player on the baseline and one at the net line up.  The player without partner hits one groundstroke left of the net player, one at the net player and one right of the net player.To get access...

1 – Backhand Slice on the Run

Points to 11 without serve The point starts with a running slice backhand. The slice player starts in the forehand corner. After the slice, the point is played out on the whole singles court.To get...

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The Two-Shot Passing Shot

This basket drill focuses on a two-shot passing shot. Player 1 plays a forehand to the feet of the coach. The ball should bounce just before the coach. This is followed by a backhand with a diagonal track....

Slice Approach Shot

Each player hits three shots:  A backhand cross court, a forehand down the line and a slice approach backhand down the line....

Blind Game

Two player on the baseline and one at the net line up.  The player without partner hits one groundstroke left of the net player, one at the net player and one right of the net player....

1 – Backhand Slice on the Run

Points to 11 without serve The point starts with a running slice backhand. The slice player starts in the forehand corner. After the slice, the point is played out on the whole singles court....

Points Starting with a Defensive Backhand

Points Starting with a Defensive Backhand

The player sprints from the middle of the baseline to the intersection of the service line and the sideline and touches the ground with the racquet. His opponent sprints laterally, parallel to the baseline, and touches the doubles sideli...

Complex Training - Agility Ladder on Court

Complex Training – Agility Ladder on Court

If a player wants to run around a shot and hit an optimal forehand, then precise and well coordinated footwork is a must. As a right-hander, the player runs around the shot from right to left between the rungs on the ladder.To get access...

Complex Training: Backhand and Rotational Throw

Complex Training: Backhand and Rotational Throw

The players should stand about three to four meters apart. To start with, they should adopt the open stance. The player should then hold the medicine ball with both hands and bring it so far back behind the body that it is behind the lin...

Playing Points - Topspin Backhand on the Run

Playing Points – Topspin Backhand on the Run

The first shot is the running topspin backhand. The player hitting the backhand starts in the forehand corner. The opponent feeds the ball to the backhand side. The point is played out after the running backhand.To get access to the vide...

Open Rally from the Baseline

Open Rally from the Baseline

Feed an easy shot to the opponent, aiming at the center of the court. The players should alternate feeding, since the player feeding has the advantage of being the first one allowed to attack. The opponent hits the ball back to the feede...

Tactic: Running around the Backhand

Tactic: Running around the Backhand

The feed is underhand and to the opponent’s backhand. The feed should be slow enough to allow the opponent to run around the backhand. The players should alternate feeding. The opponent has to play a forehand to start the point. He can...

Down the Line Backhand Drop Shot

Down the Line Backhand Drop Shot

Description The coach sets up the mini net in the forecourt, parallel to the net. The players then have to play the following combination of shots: Backhand cross-court (to the coach) Forehand down the line (to the coach) Backhand drop s...

Good Angle: Crosscourt with the Mini Net

Good Angle: Crosscourt with the Mini Net

The coach places two mini nets in the forecourt, diagonally from the left and right side lines to the middle of the net, creating the ideal corridor for short, cross-court shots. Each player should practice the forehand and backhand shor...

Groundstrokes in the Short Court Alley

Groundstrokes in the Short Court Alley

Ground strokes in the alley (mini tennis) Improving the contact area Players try to keep their shots in the alley. The player is trying to hit the forehand precisely down the line. The player in the back plays down the line backhands. T...

Controlling Speed and Length

Controlling Speed and Length

Very often we find that inexperienced players are not able to control the speed or length of the ball, even when we know they are technically capable of doing so. This is a great drill to practice hitting the ball softly and with differe...

A Methodological Progression

A Methodological Progression

The point of contact – Hitting the ball clean (training for a clean point of contact) Height – Capable of playing the ball over the net (correct height) Aiming – Ability to play the ball with an intended direction Depth.To get acce...

Place and Pick up from the Baseline

Place and Pick up from the Baseline

Players rally from the baseline. They have to hit the ball to each other slowly, with control. In addition, each player starts with a ball in the non-dominant hand. After each hit the player will either place the ball on the ground or pi...

Baseline Rally - Crosscourt to Down the Line

Baseline Rally – Crosscourt to Down the Line

Players play from the baseline trying to keep the ball in play. The rally starts crosscourt and continues crosscourt until one of the players hits the ball down the line. The opponent will play the down the line shot crosscourt to start ...

Slice One Crosscourt, One Down the Line

Slice One Crosscourt, One Down the Line

Players play in the service boxes. Only slice is allowed. One player will hit the ball only down the line and the other player only crosscourt. Players should change roles after a few minutes. The objective of the drill is to practice th...

Stroke Training: Forehand Inside In

Stroke Training: Forehand Inside In

Each player hits three consecutive shots. First, a cross-court backhand to the coach then a forehand down the line to the coach finally a forehand winner from the backhand corner. This forehand should be played “inside in” away from ...

Stroke Training: Forehand Inside Out

Stroke Training: Forehand Inside Out

Each player hits three consecutive shots. First, a down the line backhand to the coach then a forehand cross-court to the coach finally a forehand winner from the backhand corner. This forehand should be played “inside out” away from...

Points: Master of Slice

Points: Master of Slice

Slice (half the court vs. topspin (whole court). You start the point with a feed to the backhand-side of the court after that the point is played out slice vs. topspin. You are not allowed to hit drop shots or to come to the net. To get ...

Using Body Rotation on the Backhand

Using Body Rotation on the Backhand

Three players stand in line on the baseline. The coach tosses a ball and the first player hits an offensive backhand stroke (cross-court) and moves immediately to the back of the queue via the middle of the court. The players should atta...