These drills are designed to improve ball control of the player.
6 Forehand live: 2 players, one controlling the other attempting to use only forehand groundstroke. The pattern is 2 x cross court, 2 x line forehand, 2 x inside out forehand. Keep ball alive as long as possible.
Wide serve: Place the mini tennis net at an angle to section off the service box. Practice serving the kick serve into the restricted area, and try to get the ball to go off the court before reaching the baseline.
4 x Forehand drill: Coach feeds 12 balls for 4 different forehands: Cross court, line, inside out , inside in. Repeat 3 times in a row.
Knock down the wall: Coach takes position on the service line and feeds ball to the ground stroke player, who goes at almost full power to the volley and tries to keep control at high speed and make the volleyer miss.
High net for depth: The net is raised so the highest point is in the centre. The coach feeds balls wide, middle and wide, and the player has to use his forehand over he high net and achieve greater depth control.
8 Ball Return: Designed to practice instinctive drive returns of serve. 2 players alternately serve from the service line and the receiver aims to drive 8 returns in a row from forehand and backhand court.
Junior Spin Serve: 10 cones are placed between the service line and the baseline, 5 on each side. 1 ball is placed on each cone, and 3 spares are located near the service 'T'. Using only spin serves, the junior has to progressively move backwards and hit 10 successful serves without using up all the balls.
Cone Drill: cones are placed 1 metre in from the baseline 'T'. Players must rally for depth and accuracy and try to hit the cone. To make it competitive play up to 3 direct hits.
Pass the 3: 3 players at the net, 1 on the baseline. The ball is fed in and the baseline player must try to find a passing shot through 3 players.