In this video you will learn a Cross Court Backhand Drill.
Discover some of the other drills for kids and beginners in the tennis program.
In this video you will learn a drill to work on your backhand.
Stand in the middle inside the service line
Drop the ball and start rallying with your opponent
Hit cross-court backhands in the service box
Remember to bend your knees and add some topspin to your shot
After every shot come back to the centre
Count the number of shots you are able to hit until one of you makes an unforced error
Practice for 5 minutes and aim to beat your record
Move back to the baseline and repeat the drill
You can only hit cross court backhands
Remember, the ball should be ahead of the racket leg and the strings should be pointing towards the target
It's extremely important to have the strings angled at contact
You could check out the videos on the bakchand and the cross-court bakchand
Hit four cross-court backhands each
Remember to come back to the middle; After four shots, either player could go for a cross-court backhand winner
If you hit the ball late, you are likely to send it down the line or wide
If your opponent fails to touch the ball, you score two points
The player who reaches 5 points, wins the game
Over to you!