To start, have your player hold their racquet in their dominant hand face-up, like a frying pan, and have them place a tennis ball on the face, or strings of their racquet. Then, have them slowly start moving the head of the racquet up and down until the ball begins bouncing on their strings.
Simply take your racket in your forehand grip and “dribble” the tennis ball, trying to keep it bouncing in the same place as long as you can, increasing the quickness and length of time each practice session. Dribbling the ball can also hone your focus between serves in a tennis match. Strengthening drills.
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2. Target practice. Beginners aren’t ready to talk strategy yet, but they can certainly get started on shot placement. Set up a quad of tennis balls at a particular spot on the court (e.g. the point where the service line and doubles alley meet). Fashion the tennis balls so that three form a triangle and one sits atop, like this. The player will then try to hit the target off a feed.
4. Target Practice. Form a pyramid of tennis balls in a set area of the court. Feed tennis balls and have the kids try to hit the target, knocking down the tennis balls. They get great joy out of a bit of destruction, and you’ll be teaching ball skills in the process. 5. Dribblers. Have the kids each take their racquet and a tennis ball.
For this drill, you’ll need a wall, a racket, and a tennis ball. Simply go to a wall and practice all your strokes. Here is how I practice on the wall, which is typically a 25-minute session. 5 minutes of forehand groundstrokes (topspin) 5 minutes of backhand groundstrokes (topspin) 3 minutes of forehand slice; 3 minutes of backhand slice
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Practice squats and touches while bouncing the ball and then switch it up by dribbling from your waist to the floor just like dribbling a basketball. Run around the court dribbling the tennis ball without losing it to avoid getting eliminated.