How to Train on a Tennis Wall?

How to Train on a Tennis Wall?

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Hi guys Nick here from Intuitive Tennis.
Today I want to show you some of my favorite wall drills. So the wall is one
of the most underused ways to practice tennis worldwide. It is a great way to
improve your cardio, it’s a great way to improve your footwork, your consistency
and your reflexes and also some of the best players in the world have learned
to play tennis on the wall. So let’s check out some of these drills. So the
first drill is the all forehand drill. The key here is not to hit any backhands
and move your feet around the ball and try to hit as many forehands in a row
as possible. I’m gonna try to get ten in a row. So the next thing you can do is work on is your
forehand slice. So it’s basically the same thing. You run around your backhand and
but all you do is a forehand slice and you try to get as many in the row as
possible I’m going to go for 10 Same drill works for the backend too. You
can do one-handed or two-handed and try to get as many in a row and don’t allow
yourself to hit any forehands. Then you can work on your footwork. And if you do the same thing with the
slice backhand no forehands allowed only slice. Okay now you can try to alternate
between forehands and backhands and try to get as many in a row as possible.
Let’s try to go for 10. You can also practice serves on the wall
and the best way is to serve straight. Right down the middle which would
somewhat mimic a serve down the T. After you get the serve in you try to
play out the point but keep the ball in play and get as many as you can in a row. As far as footwork is concerned on the
wall it’s very difficult to do any type of running because the ball is coming back
extremely fast so you will not be able to practice on the run but it’s more of
a stationary footwork which is very effective to work on setting up balls
that are coming right to you. Getting around the ball so that’s a great
workout for the feet. Nothing beats practicing volleys on the
wall. I recommend this to my students all the time. If you are unable to volley to
yourself on the wall there is no way you’re going to be an effective volleyer on the court rallying with somebody. So let’s start off with a basic forehand
volley drill we’re just rallying forehands and we’re trying to basically be
stationary and what’s great about this is you can go up to a hundred and about
twenty thirty balls in, you’re gonna start feeling it in your forearm and
your hand. Start with a slow pace and then according to your level you can
start increasing the pace like this. Good and then you can do the same thing on
the backhand. Backhand works the same way for most players this is the weaker side.
So you can develop great forearm stability and wrist stability for the
backhand volley. Just pay attention to the wrist make sure it doesn’t drop and
if you can get 100 in a row you’re going to be feeling a big time and then you
can alternate you in the forehand backhand you can increase the pace
according to your level. Good, and it works also for half
volley, so you can half volley to yourself you do need a little bit more speed on
the ball so the ball can bounce right in front of you and you have volley. Like
this and then the same thing on the backhand half volley on this side as
well. That’s to far away. And you can alternate you could do a half volley and then into
a volley half volley into a volley. So all kinds of variations now if you want to
work on your reflexes you come closer to the wall and it becomes real fast and
you can try to alternate like this. It’s great exercise. Now I probably hit over 100
already and I feel it big time in my hand. Feels like it’s about to burst. One more and that’s it Great workout. One of my all-time favorite
drills is the overhead drill on the wall if you can master this drill you can
definitely master the overheads on the court. The degree of difficulty is high so
this is more for advanced players and it works the following way. You have to hit
the ball into the ground right before the wall and the ball is going to pop up
like a lob and you start off slowly just to get a feel and then make sure the
feet are moving because the feet are crucial to set up this ball. Good and you can go as hard as you want
and try to get as many in a row as possible. I’m gonna try to do ten
starting on let’s try to hit them a little bit harder. I think that was 10, last one. Popped the string, that’s how good the
wall is. So these are some of my favorite wall drills. If you do this for a
half-hour you get an incredible workout I mean it’s really high-intensity.
One-note I’d like to add is that you got to make sure you have high intensity
when you’re practicing on the wall. Make sure you’re putting a lot of effort into every shot
Don’t allow the ball to bounce twice and that you move your feet as much as you can and
it’s a fantastic workout. Thank you guys for watching this video. I hope you
enjoyed it. Please write a comment below I’ll make sure to answer. Like the video
and subscribe if you haven’t already. I’ll see you next time.

100 thoughts on “How to Train on a Tennis Wall?”

  1. This is awesome.. wish they had one of these Walls at every tennis court in my city.. side walls help a lot for someone just starting out.. awesome drills.. thank you.

  2. When I was in my teens, I'd hit against the wall out in the summer heat for like 2-3 hrs a day..I just wish I could find a wall like that where I live! Novak Djokovic use to hit against the wall as a kid..

  3. Wow this dude will kick everyone’s ass in my tennis club. Well done you hit very well for your age! Keep it up

  4. My Dad set up a wall for me in our garage when I was 5 in 1972.. That is all I did was hit the wall with an oversized Chris Everet wood racket. I just started playing again after over a decade. I've been hitting the wall at the tennis courts to get strong enough to play with others. Thank you for the drills. 😁

  5. This obviously useless … the response is 100% predictable and you can not give any power in the shot ! Just get a friend !

  6. When I was a kid I used to practice in our basement against the cement wall.  This definitely made learn the fundamentals of tennis.  As I grew older I always managed to find a elementary or high school wall to practice on. I have improve almost every aspect of my game with the wall.The wall is totally underrated!!!

  7. 233K views, 379 comments, 4448 likes!! I appreciate it!! Thank you!!

    There is hope for the wall. I encourage everyone to find a wall anywhere and play tennis. We need more people playing this beautiful sport and the wall might be a good entry point.

  8. I am a young player that has been training for 2+ years thank you for finding me a way to train when im playing along

  9. I think one of the things that makes practicing against a wall so great is it shows your own weaknesses so well. There’s nothing to hide behind.

  10. What if i practice the same way but with a squash racket and squash ball (i have a free squash court at my gym, but never seen tennis walls). Is it going to be just as effective for tennis?

  11. what's the purpose of the purple frame? i'd expect two of them, left and right of the center, to train serves.

  12. Honestly thank you for this I never really realized how to really get anything out of hitting on the wall. But now I know how to improve my volley and consistency which is what I need 100%. But I'm going to start trying to do this and same for the over head I'm always always struggling with them.

    Edit: I'm looking at your other videos and you have a new watcher

  13. It’s funny because the only way I can practise playing tennis is by using a wall. Trust me it’s very fun. If you’re a beginner then I would suggest that u should use the wall as much as u can.

  14. great tutorial! I did discover all these exercises by myself and one I also like is hitting forhand cross and backhand cross in response – simulating a rally with lots of running. When hitting simple forhands and backhands is too boring, this can heat up your practise even more

  15. Great training for physical condition, I always playing on a wall on concrete, it's very fast, but entertaining 😁

  16. İm 16 i want to become a tennis player do i have a chance and can u guys hope that i accomplish my dream and become a tennis player

  17. I really wanna give this a try. I’ve always played against my house walls or even inside my garage but I don’t know where to find a wall like this one near me. When I look for them it just comes up with clubs

  18. My best player is Roger Federer. I inspired by Roger and start tennis . I also start my channel https://youtu.be/ESFVFStV-Zk so I request to all of fans of Roger to see this video

  19. i do not agreethe wall is the best way to train because it doesnt give you the balll with topspin and it also teaches you do half swings, it has to be a real oponent..

  20. great video! Only please let me know how should we make sure that our shots to the wall are actually within the court and not out!

  21. I wish my town installed tennis walls like the one in this video….who has the time and partner availability these days…

  22. A wall has always made sense to me but we just didn’t have any around when I was young. I’m finally learning to play tennis at 53. I guess better late than never.

  23. sadly, i don’t have a wall that’s good to use, but great vid! could you make a vid on normal serve? that’s my fatal flaw(along with back hand)

  24. The wall is a teacher … it's isolated "Practice with purpose" by yourself so you can concentrate. Your instructor shows you the proper technique. You need the wall to study the techniques with perfect practice. High repetitions of different techniques will advance a person quicker.

  25. I wish i had an actual tennis wall by my house. Im stuck to my dads factory wall for the moment. The gravel makes me nervous though lol

  26. TIP: Bring a green dot ball (Penn Control+) with you to the wall. On the wall, the ball only travels a fraction the distance that it does in match play. So there's not as much time. That makes practicing backhand topspin difficult, at least at first. If you use a green dot, it will give you a little bit more time to setup, and make your practice more constructive. Another option is to use a "dog ball" (old tennis ball). The only issue with the dog ball vice the green dot is that it doesn't have as much fuzz and feels a bit different on the strings. But this will give a second life to your tennis balls (before their life as dog balls), and they can be genuinely preferable to fresh balls for wall practice.

  27. Whenever I play against a wall I do great then 20 hits in I shank it and the ball goes flying up into space over the wall

  28. note the height of the "net" on the wall. Most of them are lower than the real net. Also, the distance from the "baseline" is also shorter. The volley and overhead drill do work. The speed of the ball coming back is super fast. I have a heavy racket so I can't do more than 20 minutes at a time. He made it look easy but it is really not. It is great for beginner – intermediate level who like to rally & enjoy the game. It is hard to be a pusher an win at a higher level.

  29. Thanks for the video, how far do you stand from the wall, and please provide the dimensions of the wall with the height of the net.

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