Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Lob - easy as 1, 2, 3

Wildwood RC has some tips on the bunt lob
So many tennis students spend their clinic time grinding out ground strokes. While important, players should not live by groundies alone. Encourage your students to build an all-court game by introducing them to other shots like volleys, overheads and lobs. Here's an easy exercise to hone their lobbing skills. This is from a QuickStart coaches resource booklet.

You will need three players, or two players and a coach feeding balls. Station one player at each baseline and a third (or the coach) at the net as feeder. Feeder underhand tossed ball to baseline player across net. Baseline player hits lob over feeder's head. Other baseline player catches after one bounce. Rotate positions so that everyone gets a turn at lobbing or catching.