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Bucket or Hand Fed Tennis Balls?

Posted by Jordan Snider on Sep 30, 2019 5:00:10 AM

Todd Widom of TW Tennis shares his thoughts about bucket or hand fed tennis balls for tennis training.  Here are some of his thoughts:

  • both bucket and hand fed tennis balls have their place in beginner training to develop skills the individual child needs work on
  • it is important to note that in live play, balls come at you from with different spins, heights, trajectories etc., making it important to be exposed to a variety of balls coming at you
  • live ball practice is an important component as it trains a child to read the ball and works on their anticipation skills

Here are some things that live play practice works on:

  • as ball speeds differ in live play, your child will learn to adapt their swing and move around to meet the ball
  • seeing a ball coming from the opponent's racquet allows them to prepare for their own racquet and movement response
  • live ball play imitates tournament matches more closely and therefore provides an opportunity for more realistic training exercises


For full article:  Has your Child Been Bucket or Hand Fed Too Many Tennis Balls?

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