The Wall

If a parent takes on the daunting task of teaching their own child, they must develop an environment that fosters proper practice habits and the right intensity. What it all boils down to, for a child's practice to be comprehensive, is a certain mix of properly executed reps delivered in specific conditions aimed at supplementing the shortcomings of group practice. There are certain tried and proven teaching techniques which if delivered to their exact specifications, can yield powerful results and make even the most novice of parents look like they know what they are talking about.

After reading this far, you are probably burning to get out there and help your child get better. There are quite a few ways that you can improve your child’s game and I am going to gradually introduce them. The very first technique I would like for you to apply with your little one is supervise them hitting against the wall.

Hitting against the wall is one of the most effective ways to build a big forehand because it allows for creating a controlled environment that can serve for an effective incubator to the big forehand. Practicing against the wall has the added benefits of helping your child develop great footwork and stamina.

To get you started here is a video that breaks down the basics of hitting against the wall.