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.
Tennis Drills. The major purpose behind any drill is to strategize, and improve your skills further so you can move quickly and perform the desired action/stroke perfectly. For example, when to balance the body weight, when to move overhead, and when to slow down the pace to handle a fast match, etc.
Practice helps train your muscle memory for forehand and backhand groundstrokes, serves, and specialty shots. Practice can also get you into the right mindset for the game. Improves coordination. Practice improves hand-eye coordination, balance, and agility, and involves intense footwork and upper body movement.
In tennis, you have to continuously move your feet to ensure you are in the correct position to return the ball. This drill will help you improve your footwork and lateral movement. cone-slalom_brightcove-16×9-mp4. Procedure. Line up 10 to 12 cones along the baseline about a yard (0.9 m) apart.
4. Bagel. Bagel in tennis refers to the set with a score of 6-0. It’s a slang word in tennis because it resembles the shape of the zero. A women tennis player who loses a set 6-0 frequently, is called a bagel girl. When the score in a match is 6-0, 6-0, it is known as a double bagel. 5.
The drill is simple: both of you start at the baseline – your friend/coach feeds you an approach shot – you hit it down the line – the first passing shot should go to you (it can be as hard as possible, as long as it is not a clean pass) – the court is open from there. Watch it below: YouTube. My Tennis HQ.
Solo Tennis Drill: No. Step 1: Place cones around the baseline, in an almost ‘C’ shape as in the diagram above. Step 2: Have the coach or feeding partner stand to the side, inside the singles sideline. Step 3: Stand behind the center mark. Step 4: Have the coach feed you balls (by hand) to your back-hand side.
Many of them are tennis drills you can do by yourself, while some make use of an off-court partner. Most are indoor tennis drills, so you can do them even when the weather isn’t cooperating. These drills will help improve your game so when you step on a court, you’ll perform noticeably better. Work on Serve Pronation.