How To Master Tennis Drills For Beginners Consistently

By Arno G.
Updated: March 30, 2011

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Yannick Noah

Yannick Noah

VIENNA AUSTRIA—Many people ask: How can I master tennis drills for beginners effectively? The entire results that you will experience are the outcome of your previous efforts and practices. That means that if you practiced right from the beginning, put focus into improving your game, and acquiring new skills you will quickly develop into a high skilled athlete. This review is concentrated on giving you practical techniques on how to bring your forehand skills to perfection.

It is crucial to develop accuracy and consistency when it comes to forehand drills. The first thing contributing to the way you enhance your forehand is your FOCUS. If a player is unfocused and not paying attention to how he or she hits the ball, it is near impossible to control the direction and speed of the ball. The best way to start with this practice is to get a skilled partner and train with someone who is already at a professional level of play. Try starting with a short hand practice, inside the service boxes. You always want to start with training inside the service boxes before you proceed to base line play. You want to concentrate on hitting the ball across the court. Keep your concentration on the timing and contact. This might be hard at the beginning because you will be focused on holding the rackets and running. However, this is the master skill you want to achieve; to play each ball with spin, speed, and accuracy.

After you have the feel for controlling the ball, because you developed great timing and foot work you can now move to the ground line. Here, it works out exactly the same as it does in the serving box. You want to keep your focus and energy on the moment when you hit the ball so that you can maintain full direction and speed. When it comes to the standing position for this practice, you want to stand about a meter or one and a half meters behind the ground line. If you stand very close or before the base line, you can´t get an optimal swing on the ball. The distance that you have from the ground line allows you to adjust the standing position and makes sure that you can adjust how you play each ball. If the ball should land further in the court, you can of course move towards the ground line and play it with full preciseness and skill.

Tennis Drills For Beginners Tips

A great approach on practicing and enhancing your forehand and backhand play is to place a marker about two meters inside the ground line. Next, you want to practice hitting the ball between the marker and the ground line. This is a great long shot exercise to teach you to come closer to the base line after each ball. The first few times you aim to play the ball between the marker and the ground line, you will find it difficult to stay within this zone. However, after a few hundred to a few thousand exercises you will realize that it becomes easier to get the ball in this zone.

Once you are comfortable and versed in this practice, you can move the markers towards the ground line a little bit. The more you play the ball as close to the ground line as possible, the harder your opponent will find it to return the ball. These tennis drills for beginners are very efficient and can be acquired through consistent game development and practice.