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Team Cooper Juniors


  • Weir Park West University (map)

Evening Session:
4:30pm - 6:00pm at Weir Park
Mon(?) Tues(?) Wed(?) Thurs(?) Fri(?)

MEANINGS:
W - West.  E - East. J - Judson.

WEEK THEME:  Ball-Scape
TASK & DESCRIPTIONS

SKILL:
  Contact Point - Learn where to make contact on the ball for groundstrokes and volleys. There are 3 areas on the ball that are relevant to controlling the ball:
  • Inside of the ball at the bottom. Directs the ball inside-out.
  • Middle of the ball at the bottom. Directs the ball straight.
  • Outside of the ball at the bottom. Directs the ball cross-court.

PLAYABILITY:  Control - The exercise in general is to stroke the ball from the ground to 3 height levels to three areas of the court on the baseline. The areas are Ad, Duece, and Center-Mark. The Height levels are:
  • B-line (from A to B) lower height net clearance. 
  • C-line (from A to C) medium height net clearance.
  • D-line (from A to D) high height net clearance.
Each of these height levels will have a degree of topspin. Topspin revolutions will vary based on the player and the height.

MINDSET: Aggressive - Attacking the ball with an intentional purpose for its height and bounce. THINK in these Terms for B, C, & D Ball Use:
  • B-line to apply more ball speed/power pressure to your opponent.
  • C-line to keep your opponent at bay or behind the baseline.
  • D-line to move your opponent back away from the baseline.  
 


WEATHER FORECAST:
Should be good for the first part of the week.
Possible rain before practice on Tuesday & Wednesday.
*Wet or not we will show up to dry them off and do fitness first, then tennis.  

EXPECTATION:
Show up about 5 minutes early. Get a head start on stretching and light jogging. If there is a court available, hit with someone. Remember, focus on volleying with someone (to increase your eyesight and ball feel).


Earlier Event: February 18
Team Cooper Juniors
Later Event: February 25
Team Cooper Juniors