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TENNIS FOREHAND DRILLS:

Down the line tennis forehand drill:


Down the line drills is a type of tennis forehand drill that is not only used in the forehand
stroke, but it is also used in the backhand approach. This will allow each player to be familiar
with cross-court rallies. A cross-court rally means the ball lands from one far side to the other
far side of the court. This tennis forehand drill helps the players to accurately and quickly hit
the wide ball that hits close to the singles sidelines.
This tennis forehand drill is performed by two players situated in each side of the court. This
means that each player should form a diagonal formation in order to hit forehands. Once the
first player feeds the ball straight into the opposite side of the court, the other player must run
quickly to the other far side of the court performing a forehand approach.
There is another way to do this tennis forehand drill is where both players stay at the center
end (center part of the court at on the baseline) of the court. The first player hits the ball
exactly where the second player is. Then, the second player hits the ball, but instead of hitting
the ball in the center end of the court (where first player is) he hits it to either corner at the far
side of the court. Again, this forehand drill will allow the first player to run quickly to return
the ball. The tennis forehand drill continues, and then both players has to exchange roles so
that the second player is given a chance to run and hit the ball.

Up and Back Overhead Tennis Forehand Drill:


This tennis forehand drill is executed with two players standing straight across each other but
the first player stands at the center of the service line ( horizontal line between the net and the
baseline) while the second player stands at the center end (center part of the court in the
baseline). In this tennis forehand drill, it is the second player who feed the ball for the first
player to do the up and back overhead drill.
The forehand drill starts with the second player feeding an overhead ball and the first player
tried to return the overhear ball. The tennis forehand drill continues after several ball and the
both players exchange position with the first player doing the feeder. So in this case, both
players exchange position where they stand and it is the first player who feeds the overhead
ball while the second player returns it. The drill (tennis forehand drill) has to be repeated
several times but it is up to the players how many tennis forehand drills they want.

Cross Court Forehand Tennis Forehand Drill:


The cross court forehand move is a tennis forehand drill that is very important to improve
each player’s forehand skills. If a player is very diligent in doing this tennis drill, he can hit
the ball harder and accurately across the court. If the player does practice this drill often, he
will also develop speed in his play. Developing speed in the game of tennis is vital because
even one single second you miss before you hit the ball is an advantage to your opponent.
This tennis forehand drill is performed with two the players positioned on the opposite side of
the court and hitting the ball to the far side of the court (like the cross-court rally) allowing
the players to run fast and quick to the other far side of the court. If you are not quick and
your opponent is faster than you, this will mean that you will lose a point especially if your
opponent is very good in putting the ball on the side lines.
Mastering this tennis forehand drill is very
important to win a tennis match. If you are
very good in crosscourt exchanges, there
is a big possibility for you win points. But
in the case when your opponent is very
good on it, you have to have the speed to
match his shots and return the ball as
quickly as possible and be able to control
the game instead of being the one on the
defensive side.
One Corner Baseline Tennis Forehand Drill:
This tennis forehand drill is also important to boost the stamina and endurance of the player
for him to be able to run to and from different sides of the court. Every player should be able
to this because many advanced shots lands on the corners of the baseline.
The one corner baseline tennis forehand drill is performed when the first player stands at the
centre of the baseline, while the second player stands on the centre between the sideline and
the centre service line (the vertical centre line).
The first player feeds the ball anywhere in the court, but the second player can only feed the
ball exactly where the first player is. The purpose of this drill is to improve the first player’s
endurance and stamina as he runs from side to side (as the second player feeds the ball
anywhere) but keeping the ball in play. This tennis forehand drill will also result in the
improvement of the first player’s accuracy as he has to hit one spot continuously.

Serve and Volley Crosscourt Tennis Forehand Drill:


Serve and volley crosscourt is a tennis forehand drill that improves the ability of the player to
serve as well as his ability to return the ball. This tennis forehand drill is executed first by the
first player hitting a serve (the service does not have to be hard) and the second player returns
the ball crosscourt. Then the first player (the one who did the serve) moves up to the net and
performs the volley. A volley means you hit the ball when you are near the net. The tennis
forehand drill continues and then again both players exchange positions with the second
player doing the serve and volley.
In the actual game of tennis, you have to have confidence to perform this tennis forehand drill
or skill because if you are not, you will lose points. If a player can execute this tennis
forehand drill with perfect timing you should be able to win the game. If you don’t do it
perfectly, and you give you opponent a chance to prepare for his return you might lose a
point. A successful serve and volley play can be done by a perfect serve with the ball landing
on the corner baseline, allowing you opponent to return a short ball.
The above-mentioned tennis forehand drills are vital for anybody to practice and be familiar
with in order for them to play the best tennis. There are other tennis forehand drills that are
not mentioned above but many of them are for professionals. As a club level player, these
tennis forehand drills are necessary.