Thursday, July 26, 2012

Two Ball Toss

I found this drill through a LinkedIn post by Alan Wright of CETA Tennis. Players attempt this individually so it is great for small or odd numbers of players.

Player performs a regular overhand serve with one important difference: he/she tosses TWO balls instead of one. Hit one as a serve; then after the other ball has bounced once, hit it with a forehand. The link has a handy video which explains it well.

This looks like a great activity for focus and coordination. Mr. Wright adds it encourages a proper toss high and out front. In his video a very advanced player is performing the activity. I am curious to try it with my advanced beginner juniors.