In this video you will learn a drill to improve your groundstrokes.
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In this video you will learn some basic drills to improve your groundstrokes.
Stand behind the service line with your back facing the net
Turn sideways with your non racket leg in front
The buttcap should point downwards and towards the ball
Drop the ball in front of the line and swing the racket forward in a 'C' shape
Make sure the contact happens ahead of the line
Transfer your weight forward, brush the ball and follow through across to the other side
Your coach will now feed you balls in front of you
Make sure you contact the ball ahead of the line and your front foot
Your front foot should not cross the line
You will now be fed balls on your backhand
Contact the ball in front of the line
Your coach will hold a stick above your waist
Start with your racket above the stick
Swing it back and then forward, under the stick
When you hit a forehand stroke, think of it as a 'C' shape movement
Next, you will be fed balls by a friend
Hit forehands straight across
Focus on the backswing, the shot and the follow through
The contact should happen ahead of the stick
Switch to the backhand
Remember to swing back and forward in a 'C'
Stand outside the doubles sideline
Drop the ball in the doubles alley and hit a forehand shot across the net
The feet should not enter the alley
The objective of this drill is make sure that there is sufficient lateral distance between the ball and the body
Switch sides and repeat the same drill on the backhand
At contact, the ball should be in front and to the side
You can practice these drills with a friend or a coach
The ball's in your court, enjoy your game