A corner tennis drill will help you practice your shot control. Learn how to get ready for a game situation in tennis with various drills and training techniques in this free video lesson.
Okay, in this segment, it's called the corner drill, I'm going to be at the net, Darin's at the baseline at that side. So I'm going to feed him a ball, he's going to hit it back to me, and I'm going to move him around with my volley. This drill is also doable--we're going to demonstrate it--from the baseline. But what this drill helps you to do is learn to keep the ball in play. Consistency is a weapon. I want you always to think of that, keeping the ball in play is a weapon. So you'll play a lot of people that hit the ball very softly and you can make a lot of errors if you're a big hitter--we've all been through that. So, how this drill works is I'm going to feed Darin the ball, but if we were practice partners, we would switch. But for the use of this video, just watch what we do. So I'm going to feed Darin the ball, he's going to hit it back to me, and then I'm going to hit it back to him. So Darin's going to have to move. And then I just feed another ball. If one of us misses, and just hit it higher, Darin, stay on your toes, there you go. Racket ready. Very good. And I move him around so he learns to take a ball without much pace on it and keep it in play. Racket ready. Very good shot. Move, move, move. Very good. Racket ready. That's the corner drill, the variation of it where one player is at the net volleying to the other player. The next variation is going to be I'm at the baseline.