ATP Tour & Argentina Davis Cup Player Leonardo Mayer working in the off season on his forehand volley. Concentrating on a contact point further forward
Former Wimbledon finalist Olga Morozova runs a cross approach and volley drill at a BTCA conference. 8 balls in a row, approach from the service line and volley up the line, then switch sides.
'V' volley drill for improver juniors. Focusing on movement and successful volleys to breed confidence.
8 ball line drive. Targets are set towards the deep corners. Player moves around a cone and steps forward to hit up the line towards targets. 8 balls in a row, then switch sides.
Half volley chaos. One cone is placed close to the centre strap on either side of the net. The 4 players take turns in rallying the half volley into the service box and touching the cone before moving back for the next shot. Good for touch, movement and leg strength.
Attack and Defend: Player starts on the baseline and steps in to attack a shorter ball, then retreats to defend against a high deep ball, aiming for depth.
TEC-TAC Forehand Drill: Player plays 6 different forehands in this drill for different outcomes from different positions. 1:central forehand drive 2: aggressive forehand just inside the baseline 3:Inside out forehand 4: defensive loop from back corner 5: short angle cross court 6: short ball kill.
Ribbon for Rhythm: Tim Shay demonstrates the use of a ribbon to practise achieving rhythm on serve, forehand and backhand.
Weight transfer: Player practices his serve focusing on getting his weight over the baseline in the direction of his serve.
3 up 3 back: Young player learn to hit the ball moving forwards and backwards using diagonal movements.
9 ball drill: Player starts at centre 'T'. 1st ball is slightly off to the backhand side and player must use back step to open up for the forehand. 2nd ball is wide forehand, 3rd ball is wide backhand. Run the drill 3 times round and finish with a backhand winner.
6 Slice Variation: Basket fed drill to work on accuracy and feel of the backhand slice. Alternate the slices to backhand corner, forehand corner, backhand service box 'T', forehand service box 'T', and 2 dropshots, 1 to either box.
4 Cone Drill: Player starts at baseline 'T'. Feeds go to forehand corner, forehand side 'T', backhand corner, backhand side 'T'. Player must recover to central baseline between strokes.
Inside out and line forehand: Coach feeds the ball alternately towards 2 cones, 1 slightly off centre, the other towards the sideline. Player moves around the central cone and plays an off forehand, then moves across and plays a drive forehand up the line. Good for movement and aggressive play to the backhand.
Chip & Topspin: 1 player is in the forehand corner at the baseline and slices the ball short into the service box of the other player who must play aggressive topspin drives to the corner. Keep the ball live. Good for racket head acceleration on the short ball and feel on the ball from the baseline.