Practice hits at the service line to get ready for a tennis match. Learn how to get ready for a game situation in tennis with various drills and training techniques in this free video lesson.
Okay, now that we've achieved some level of excellence, let's say, there's a way of measuring how good are your shots. So, in this situation Darin is at the service line on the other side. I'm going to be at the baseline, and I'm just going to loft nice and easy shots and he has to try to, A, keep the ball in play, and as he improves hitting it to spots for winners. So if you've hit a big serve and get a weak response, or if you've hit a big ground stroke and get a weak response, and you get this sitter in front of the net, you have to learn to finish the ball off. So normally in a drill like this, I'll have a student, and I'll count out twenty balls and then I feed them to him--him or her--and how many of the twenty do you make? And if you're only making ten out of twenty, that means you're losing a lot of points. So the gaol is eventually to get where you do twenty out of twenty in play, and then twenty out of twenty become better and better winners. So Darin's going to demonstrate. We're going to hit about ten balls. So here we go, Darin. Good, that's one. Get out of the way and attack that ball. That's good. Here comes a backhand. So that's two out of three that he's made so far. That's it, three out of four. That's three out of five. That's three out of six, but they were pretty well struck. So, that's it, that's a good swing. Attack that ball. Okay, so the point of this drill is to learn how to keep the ball on play when you get a good ball to attack to finish off the point. So it's a great drill, it's very simple, but that way you can measure results, so it'll increase your mental toughness.