5 fun drills…for tennis doubles

Quick, rapid reactions are key to performing well when playing tennis doubles, and whilst reactions must be fast, accuracy and strength must also play key roles.

If tennis singles is demanding, then doubles is doubly so as a pair of players must understand one another and work together in unison. You need a diverse collection of drills to hone a wide range of skills if your students are to improve their doubles performance.

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Tennis Lesson Plan – Advanced Forehand and Backhand Volley

Covering the more advanced aspects of forehand and backhand volleys, this tennis lesson plan focuses on:

  • moving to the net following a well-placed volley.
  • the use of angles, slice and spin to create variety in ball movement and direction.
  • how to make adjustments and adaptations when performing volleys under testing conditions.
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Tennis – Training for Different Surfaces

Tennis is a sport that is played on a number of surfaces over the calendar year, therefore the athletes need to adapt to different conditions in order to train successfully. Some athletes do suit certain surfaces, such as Rafael Nadal who is widely considered as the “king of clay” thanks to his dominance at the French open where he has won 9 out of the last 10 tournaments. The three different surfaces are clay, grass and hard courts.

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Racket Sports – Badminton and Tennis Technique

Technique is a topic which is heavily discussed in sport as people of all ages strive to achieve the “text book” technique of their sport, whether that be a volley in football, hurdling in athletics or serving in tennis.  All the professional tennis and badminton players around the world had to start somewhere, usually involving a PE teacher showing them a “perfect example” of a current world-class athlete in the sport.

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Tennis Lesson Plan – Forehand Groundstroke

By the end of this lesson your pupils should be able to replicate a fundamental shot in tennis: the forehand groundstroke.

The session is designed to enhance and develop the pupils’ physical strength, speed and flexibility of the forehand stroke whilst stationary and on the move.

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