Turbo charge the practice sessions with your players


If you are serious about improving your players, you need to spend time with them on the court. The more, the better! Quantity alone, however, is not enough. Simply hitting balls and scoring points is helpful, but real improvement only comes from specialization. Your players need to aim for very specific skills and do enough repetitions to get better. In this section, you will find all the tools you need to turbo charge the practice sessions with your players.
Warming Up
For most players warming up is not more than an annoying obligation. TennisGate presents tools and ideas to motivate players for this important part of the training. Short and effective, tennis specific, warm up programs can be enhanced by the use of training aids making this part of the training more exciting.

Players will not only warm up their muscles but will also be mentally prepared to perform. Of course, TennisGate also offers warm up drills for large groups. The newer and more creative the drill, the easier it is to motivate the players to work hard during this often tedious part of the training.
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Mini Tennis
Mini tennis has been an ideal tool to warm up for a long time. Whether in individual training or team training, playing mini tennis is a great way to practice important coordinative elements needed to play on the full court, without even realizing it. Mini tennis addresses all elements of footwork while limiting the upper body movement.

Coordinating fast legs and slow arms is not easy but tremendously important at the highest levels of the game. Through mini tennis, players practice important aspects of the game such as coordination, power, jump strength, ball feel, concentration and many other things in a fun playful way.

TennisGate offers coaches a great variety of mini tennis drills to improve their players’ games. These drills address many important technical elements such as fast topspin shots with feel high and low volleys, forehand and backhand slice, drop shots, precise passing shots long rallies, rhythm and direction changes and even endurance drills. The rules in each of these drills guaranties that players never lose sight of the main goal of these drills: a tennis specific warm up.
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Groundstrokes Drills
The groundstrokes are the heart of the game. They are the foundation of tennis. In this section you will find a great variety of exercises to help improve your baseline game. Most of the drills can be modified into forehand or backhand drills.

Technical guidelines, tactics and complex training for all levels of players, with a kick-off from the basket, with a throw-in, with a partner. As individual training, in groups of 2, training in threes and large groups.
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Serve and Return Drills
Taking control of the game starts with serve and return. The serve is one of the most important shots in tennis and at the same time, one of the least practiced. Part of the reason for this is that most players do not really know how to practice their serves. The variety of drills that you will find in this section will solve that problem, and help you develop the dependable serve you need to take your game to the next level.

If you are not able to return serve consistently, it will be very difficult for you to break serve. Practicing your forehand and backhand is not enough to improve your return since it requires very specific skills.

Here you will find many ideas to develop this important shot. Remember, every point starts with a serve and a return. You need to spend some quality time working on this important shot.
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Net Play Drills
Although tennis has become more and more a groundstroke game over the last 20 years, feeling comfortable at the net will make your player much more complete and confident. The drills on this section will help you polish your players overhead and volleys, and will provide you with the coaching tools you need to finish points and play an effective doubles game.

You will find technical guidelines, tactics and complex training for all levels of players, with a kick-off from the basket, with a throw-in, with a partner. As individual training, in groups of 2, training in threes and large groups.
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Doubles Drills
Improving your serve, return, groundstrokes and net game with volleys, half volley and overheads is important for doubles. Equally important is choosing the right shot at the right time. To improve this skill, you have to practice every doubles situation that you might face, until your responses become automatic.
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Footwork Drills
Fast running and hitting speeds are an essential component of today’s world-class tennis. What does footwork really mean? Running fast is definitely not the meaning of good footwork. A key aspect of above average footwork is certainly the ability to change directions, which is constantly demanded during a match and is a skill, which top players perform better than the rest. In addition, the ability of top players to hit the ball hard and aggressively also begins with footwork. An ideal acceleration of the racquet head starts with the legs, which transfer the power upward through the body to the racquet head.

In this section you will find many drills focussed on the footwork.
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Conditioning On Court
The correct execution of all the strokes is not possible without a strong fitness base that includes strength, speed, endurance, and coordination. This is why in modern tennis the combination of technical training and fitness in the same training session, known as Complex Training, has become very popular. Many world class athletes train using this system, naturally, with precise and well designed training plans. However, this method of training can and should also be used by every player or coach.

As experienced developmental coaches we are especially interested in providing our members with high-intensity and effective drills which: Promote speed and mobility, Train explosive changes of direction, Zero in on hitting while jumping, Motivate players to push their limits With these drills you will be able to reach even players who do not understand that functional fitness is the key to good strokes.
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