Drills for Developing Touch:
Part 4

Dave Hagler

There is a reason you kept those wood racquets in your closet! They are fantastic for developing touch.

Here are three drills for mastering slice on all the shots. In just a few minutes you often see drastic improvement.

Do these drills regularly until the player is comfortable with wood slice, wood drop shots and wood volleys. The work will carry over when the player uses their own racquet, as the last animation shows.

Start with all slice groundstrokes. Then progress to drop shots, then volleys.

Wood Racquet Slices

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Dave Hagler is a Tennis Professional based in Los Angeles, California. He works with players of all ages, but he has a special passion for junior development. He has coached numerous sectionally and nationally ranked junior players and several national champions. Dave is a USPTA Master Professional and National Tester, a PTR Master of Tennis – Performance, and was one of the first 100 coaches to complete the USTA's High Performance Coaching Program. He has been the USPTA California Division Pro of the Year and one of 5 National Recipients of the “Pro of the Year” award from Head and the PTR.

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