Okay, the Alley Rally; what we had just finished
demonstrating was just kind of a block push. Now I’m going to do a little bit of topspin
in the alley. So, when you watch the pros on TV and they’re able to hit these lines,
it’s because they do these drills endlessly. So, our ultimate goal; we’re going to use
the doubles alleys as our target for practice. This forces us to learn how to square up to
the ball properly. Eventually, you want your goal to be down the middle of the alley, but
right now, we’re just going to demonstrate. There’s no pressure, but we’re going to hit
topspin, nice gentle topspin. Nice and easy. Good shot there and I just get it back and
Darren gets it back and I just hit it nice and easy. So, the goal is to learn consistency
in this drill and you do forehands and backhands. So a little backhand. Oh, that’s tough. Very
nice shot there. So, that’s an Alley Rally. As you do this more and more, you’ll be able
to execute it better and better. But, it’s a way of learning to hit the ball straight
on your on line and keeping it at the target.

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Dennis Veasley

6 thoughts on “Tennis Control Drills : Topspin Alley Rally Tennis Drills”

  1. Thanks! I'm trying to teach my 8-yr-old son a little about tennis for his Cub Scout belt loop, and the pamphlet recommends practicing alley rally. I had no idea what they meant, but now I do! Thanks, again.

  2. They also happen to mention (1) forehand bump-ups with a bounce, (2) partner bump-ups with a target, (3) drop-hit forehand bumps, (4) drop-hit catch in pairs, and (5) toss-hit catch in pairs. If you know what they mean by any of that and can point me in the right direction, I would really appreciate it. 🙂

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