The practice of pressure-situations in your tennis lesson ist not that easy. With the elevator principle I`m going to show you how to practice pressure situations in 6 drills. Hi, nice to see you back. I`m Martin and today we are talking about the practice of pressure situations… …in your tennis lesson. But first I like to thank the Tennis-Point store in Kassel for sending me this nice hoodie. If you need any tennis equipment have a look to their store! Back to topic: Pressur situations in your tennistraining…. ….thats not that easy. Practice is practice and match is match. And the player knows that it has no consequences if they will lose the practice game. He is not retire from tournament or had approach or maybe paid startmoney. And that is not easy to readjust in your tennis lesson. So how can you practice that? I excogitate the elevator principle.The player start on floor 5… …and has to reach floor number 10 to win the game. But he will lose the game if he reaches ground floor. Now I think of a drill, for example hit the ball long on a target. If the player hits the target he will raise one floor up. If he hits the net or out he goes one floor down. If the player hit the field but does not hit the target zone he will stay on his floor. The clou of this drill and why there is a pressure situation is following: Let`s say player start on floor 5 and plays 4 errors. Then he is on floor 1 and knows exactly: When I miss the next ball I´m out. So the player is set under pressure and need to practice to play a long ball under pressure situation. When we play on lenght – he does not to be afraid of missing the ball on a matchpoint situation. It`s also working the other way: Lets say the player is on floor 9 and needs one more ball to win the game. Here the player learns how to handle a leading situation. The player has to stay concentrated and needs to stay focused to win the game. So here are my 6 drills with the elevator principle. You see how versatile the drills are. Have fun. 6 7 6 3 2 1 – last chance 2 – you saved it 1 2 1 2 1 6 7 6 7 8 7 8 9 10 well done well done 6 5 4 out 5 I reached your shot and played it in=-1=4 Good +2 is 6 Good 8 7 Reached it but I missed it so +1 for you is 8 10 you win! Call: middle Outside – so +-0 Call: Outside – yes +1 Call: Outside Nice +1 Double fault=-1 Call: Outside well done Call: middle well done 7 Call: middle 8 Call: outside Was in=9 Call: outside Yes – you win Call: middle Yes you hit it Ok good – +2 for you Call: outside Fault -1 Call: middle Was in Bummer! How do you like this principle? Let me know in the comments! I would be very happy if you follow my channel or have a look on my other videos. You might find… …al lot of usefull stuff for your tennis lessons. See you soon, Martin
Today I`m going to show you “Double-Touch” another very good small-field game for 4 players for warmup. You want to know more? Then stay with me. Nice to see you again. My name is Martin and I´m going to show you a nice small-field double game today. You see a lot of things are happening here, I`m working on the background of my videos… to make my youtube channel a bit more professional. Too bad the softlights are not here yet… …but I didn`t want to let you go to the weekend We are talking about double touch. It`s perfect to warm up and also that popular like “Monkey Tennis”… …which I already showed you in one of my last videos. Its also popular but a bit more ambitious, that mean that it might be too difficult… …for young kids, that have just started playing tennis, especially did not learn how to play doubles… …. or are not good enough in playing volley. But for a bit more advanced players it is a good game and my kids love it. The fun factor is the focus in this game, but I would also count tactics, volley practice and teamwork… …as the focus of that game. Let me show you the rules and how Double Touch is being played! You can also play double touch a bit more less difficult, maybe for players that are not that good… …in playing volley. Maybe for kids you can allow having more than just one contact for every player or…. …letting the ball jump twice on the ground. It`s up to you how you mix up the rules. I just wanted to show you the main game rules. And I`m exited what you think about this game. Write it down in the comments, or maybe you have another tennis game you like to show me. You are welcome! Dont`t forget to follow my channel to be up to date for folling videos. Yours, Martin.