Practice Drills for Middle School Tennis Beginners 1) Ground Strokes a) Partner Rally at service line i) With a partner standing at the service line, turn sideways so your non-dominant hip is facing the net. Rally back and forth ii) Each time you rally the ball 4 successful times over the net, move back two steps. iii) If you miss before 10.
If you’re just getting started with tennis, drills can be a great way to learn the fundamentals, develop proper technique, improve consistency, build confidence, and accelerate learning. As with most sports, tennis involves the process of stringing together a complex set of movements. Recognizing this, we can break down the complex set of movements to independent movements, teach proper technique, and slowly build a player’s confidence, so that they can eventually start combining movements.
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This is a Level 2, Backhand Crosscourt Control drill with both players at the baseline. This is a cooperative live ball drill that focuses on developing consistency, placement, depth, spin and angle during a crosscourt rally. Level 2 players can strive to make sets or 20 repetitions in a row. Players should hit forehands inside-out if the ball
This game is played much like the traditional game except this time you will be using the net, a racket, and tennis balls. Gather at least two kids and have them stand on the opposite side of the net from you. Gently hit the balls to the other side using your racket as the kids try and avoid getting hit by the ball.
Serve and Return Drills. Advanced players are well challenged in these two drills that work on aiming and spinning serves and returning the full range of spin serves. Contest Drills. This drop volley contest, side pocket contest, and drop shot contest give advanced players a chance to cultivate finesse.
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This tennis unit provides the basic skills of tennis. Competition is not the main focus of the course, rather skill acquisition. From this class you will gain the skills necessary to pursue tennis as a lifelong sport. Course Objectives • Students will be able to explain the rules, guidelines, and cognitive skills
Ideally, every school would have 10-15 tennis courts that could be used for tennis instruction. This is not the case. Consequently, the drills and activities contained in the Guide are designed to
This drill is designed to help your players work on their split step and volley. Have your players stand in one line, 4 feet behind the "T," which is where the center service line meets the service line. Stand on the same side of the court, 3 feet from the middle of the net with your back to the net. Have a large basket of balls by your side.
Volleyball Tennis Drill is a movement and passing warm up drill Wes uses occasionally with his team before match days to have a little fun and get the team moving. The drill focuses and improves a number of different skills including but not limited to; passing, movement and reading.