Practice hitting the corners with tennis drills. Learn how to get ready for a game situation in tennis with various drills and training techniques in this free video lesson.
Okay, this drill, this is another variation of the corner drill. I'm going to be at the baseline, Darin's at the other baseline, he has to hit every ball back to me and I want him to hit it with top spin and moving through the ball and driving the ball. However, I'm just going to block the ball back so I'm going to give him lobs and under-spin and side-spin, all types of tricky, fun stuff. But this is very useful, because in a game of tennis, if you hit a big serve and a weak response comes back and you can't drive that ball, you might lose the point. If you hit a big ground stroke and it comes back a weak shot and you can't drive that ball, guess what, you lose the point even though you may have dominated the rally. So Darin's going to demonstrate this drill, and when you're practicing with a friend or practice partner, or you with your kids, you can take turns switching, whoever drives the ball and who feeds the ball. Because you both get good practice. So Darin's going to drive the ball back to me, and I just slice it back, I just move him around, and this way he learns to step through the supposedly easy hit ball. So watch how he has to move his feet. He can't slack off. Nice get, Darin. Here we go, here's another one. So that's the corner drill, and it's easy for this side because we've got the basket of balls. And move those feet. Good get. Now generally you want to hit it to one corner, but that's okay. So you can see it's quite a workout also. So that's the corner drill, and you can do it from both sides anywhere on the court as your target. So, this is one of the best drills to work on your game, and I know you'll enjoy it, and it's a good workout.