We know that the “go to” slice serve that is taught most commonly by coaches is to take the player out wide. However, when we teach a player to understand slice on the serve, there are 6 serves the player can hit!
Do you find that some players struggle to work as a partnership at the net when playing doubles? This can leave large spaces for opponents to find easy opportunities to win the point.
Use the Squeeze drill in your next doubles lesson to help your players build an understanding of covering different areas of the court together, taking control of the point at the net.
“Throw & Go” is fun activity for juniors which involves throwing and moving a ball to mimic the movements used in the serve and the forehand and backhand. Not a tennis racket in sight! This activity is a mainstay for coaches teaching juniors and supports tennis coaches education journey and extends your Coach Education training and development.
This is a drill that we often teach in our Coach Education courses. We use different footwork patterns on a “ladder” to build the coordination and movement skills that children will use on a tennis court. It’s an ideal drill for groups of 4 or more because it keeps everyone moving.
Watch this fun warm up activity for juniors! The warm-up works with a ball and teaches footwork skills and builds co-ordination to help juniors develop their sending and receiving skills. Not a tennis racket in sight!
We filmed this exercise recently on one of our coach education qualification courses so you may have seen it recently; hands-up if you were there!