Defence to Attack

This tennis drill, as the name suggests, looks at turning a running defensive style play into an attacking situation.

  1. First ball is fed deep into the right-handers backhand (shot should be hit back deep crosscourt)
  2. 2nd ball is fed deep into the right-handers forehand (shot should be hit yet again back deep crosscourt)
  3. 3rd ball should be an approach shot to the forehand that is hit down the line
  4. Final ball is a volley cross court at the net, that should be put away, in an attempt to mimic not allowing the other play to reach the volleyed shot.

defence to attack tennis drill

This tennis drill can be changed around, whereby the balls fed are to the opposite side of the court, e.g. beginning with a fed ball to the right hander’s forehand.


  1. March 27, 2017

    Good stuff.

    • April 20, 2017

      Thanks 🙂

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