Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles 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.