Rotational Throw with a Cognitive Component
“Players should be able to rotate their torso while moving in all different directions. That is what modern tennis requires. Here you will see the coaches working on this skill.”
The coaches place 4 cones forming a square. Each cone is placed at a distance of about 10 feet. Each cone has a different color. The player starts in the middle of the square. The coach yells a color and the player runs to that cone. The coach throws a medicine ball towards that area. The player catches the ball, throws is back to the coach with a rotational throw and runs back to the starting position.
After some practice runs, the coach should throw the ball almost as he calls the color, challenging the player. This exercise is especially demanding when the player has to move backwards and catch the ball and throw it on his/her back leg.