Spacing: Part 2
In Part 1 of this new series, we looked at multiple drills I use with my players to create better spacing using multiple movement patterns. (Click Here.) Now let's continue with some additional, more complex drills.
2 Forehands 2 Backhands
The first version of this drill starts with the player just beyond the service line in about the middle of the deuce box. The player moves towards the sideline and hits a forehand crosscourt with extreme angle and lots of topspin.
The player then moves back towards the center of the court and hits another forehand inside in. Next the player moves back towards the sideline and hits a backhand inside out. Finally the player moves towards the center and hits a backhand inside in.
Now the player does the same drill from the midcourt, and finally moves back to the baseline to execute the same pattern. Again, the pattern is a sharply angled crosscourt forehand, an inside in forehand, an inside out backhand, and then a backhand inside in.