Training /  Solo - Backhand options practice (40mins)

    • Description:

      In this exercise the player is hitting deep straight drives off the back wall. Use these first few minutes to establish some rhythm and to get your backhand swing going.

    • Exercise Notes:Work for 5mins on the backhand drives

    • Minutes on exercise:5:00

    • Description:

      In this exercise the player is hitting straight drops into the front backhand corner, whilst occasionally holding and sending the ball long with a drive instead. Think about incorporating some of the technique points highlighted by Ali.

    • Exercise Notes:Work for 7mins on the backhand drops

    • Minutes on exercise:7:00

    • Description:

      In this exercise the player is hitting straight backhand volleys from the service box, focusing on rhythm and consistency. Try and vary the pace of the drives, and get comfortable with both slow and fast balls.

    • Exercise Notes:Work for 7mins on the volleys

    • Minutes on exercise:7:00

    • Description:

      In this exercise the player is hitting straight volley drops into the front backhand corner, whilst occasionally holding and sending the ball long instead. Think about incorporating some of the technique points highlighted by Ali.

    • Exercise Notes:Work for 7mins on the backhand volley drops

    • Minutes on exercise:7:00

    • Description:

      In this exercise, the player is feeding themself to hit a cross court nick from around the mid court area. Focus on incorporating some of the teaching points introduced by Ali.

    • Exercise Notes:Work for 7mins on the cross court nick

    • Minutes on exercise:7:00

    • Description:

      In this exercise, the player is hitting straight kills from the mid court area. Mix up working with straight kills on both the volley and off the bounce to finish the session.

    • Exercise Notes:Work for 7mins on the straight kills

    • Minutes on exercise:7:00