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How to Train on a Tennis Wall?


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.

David Frank

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100 COMMENTS

  1. Intuitive Tennis Posted on November 1, 2018 at 5:16 pm

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    Reply
  2. Eric Navarro Posted on June 8, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    Great video 👍🏽🤠

    Reply
  3. Raul Whately Sundfeld Posted on June 9, 2019 at 3:15 am

    this looks fun

    Reply
  4. omc Posted on June 9, 2019 at 4:48 am

    If this was in Clay Nadal would beat the wall…

    Reply
  5. Naren Reddy Posted on June 9, 2019 at 10:22 am

    Nice video. Wall is great help beginners as well as good workout for regular players to work on their weaknesses.

    Reply
  6. panos fortounas Posted on June 9, 2019 at 10:52 am

    perfect

    Reply
  7. Darkle Posted on June 9, 2019 at 10:53 am

    Thank you for this exercices that are very good for the training. But I have a problem I'm a French tennis player and at the place where I train, there isn't this type of wall but is it better if is there a square like your square for the precision or not ?

    Reply
  8. 狼犬か柴犬あなたはどっち派? Posted on June 9, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    de de do n

    Reply
  9. Ahmet Çetinbilek Posted on June 9, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    Very good video for beginners 👍🏻👍🏻

    Reply
  10. sarangcemut Posted on June 10, 2019 at 7:56 am

    It is as if you were playing a serve-volley player who never misses

    Reply
  11. Carlos Munoz Posted on June 10, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    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.

    Reply
  12. Fischi 21 Posted on June 10, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    This Vid Helped me a lot Thanks!!

    Reply
  13. Смокi Posted on June 10, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    Now i need to build a wall

    Reply
  14. VL123 Posted on June 11, 2019 at 12:28 am

    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..

    Reply
  15. Maurice Jess Posted on June 11, 2019 at 1:39 am

    How can I find tennis partners in the US?

    Reply
  16. A.A.S. WAWI Posted on June 12, 2019 at 1:56 pm

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

    Reply
  17. Andre Carr Posted on June 12, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    Thanks I needed some directions on what to do against the wall.

    Reply
  18. Cristhine J Posted on June 12, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    Best tennis partner I've ever had.

    Reply
  19. Mia Duheric Posted on June 13, 2019 at 2:03 am

    Very informative and helpful, especially to a beginner like me. Thank you.

    Reply
  20. C.C Posted on June 14, 2019 at 8:15 am

    Omg I really need to find myself a good wall to practice

    Reply
  21. Adarsh Kone Posted on June 14, 2019 at 10:07 am

    What is the atp ranking of this wall?

    Reply
  22. Boris Golubovic Posted on June 15, 2019 at 10:20 am

    Hi Nick,
    Great video as always!Hope to see u soon!!Vidimo se!

    Reply
  23. kustercuster Posted on June 15, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    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. 😁

    Reply
  24. Paolo Manzo Posted on June 15, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    Great video!

    Reply
  25. kian D Posted on June 16, 2019 at 11:36 am

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

    Reply
  26. 热恶化 Posted on June 16, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    why do i watch this?
    never played tennis in my life 😂

    Reply
  27. Christian Helms Posted on June 16, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Awesome stuff! I'm super new to tennis and this helped a lot

    Reply
  28. Aayush Parwal Posted on June 17, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    This is so so great 🙂

    Reply
  29. MMGisTrash Posted on June 18, 2019 at 4:15 am

    I hate the wall I can never beat them

    Reply
  30. Sheikh Sheikh Posted on June 18, 2019 at 9:59 am

    Some tips on swing serve too please

    Reply
  31. Scholar Posted on June 19, 2019 at 2:20 am

    i used to do this when i was a kid…

    Reply
  32. Marc Cormier Posted on June 19, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    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!!!

    Reply
  33. Intuitive Tennis Posted on June 19, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    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.

    Reply
  34. Dark Doodle07 Posted on June 20, 2019 at 5:40 am

    Shit reminds of tennis ball against the wall

    Reply
  35. B4dVibeCurrently Posted on June 20, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    Bad Forhand in the beginning to much slice

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  36. philippoussis Posted on June 20, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    The only thing you cannot practice with the wall is hitting high balls.

    Reply
  37. Storm De Busser Posted on June 20, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    “Don’t do any forehands with the backhand exercise”

    :First ball, forehand…🙄

    Reply
  38. Jue Wang Posted on June 22, 2019 at 1:02 am

    Awesome video, watch it every time I practice. How far away do u stand from the wall?

    Reply
  39. Oscar Meneu Rubio Posted on June 22, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    You mean how to play "frontón" It is a spanish sport

    Reply
  40. Ofir Shalom Posted on June 22, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    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

    Reply
  41. Precious Flores Posted on June 23, 2019 at 8:24 am

    Can you come here in Philippines???Please so you can teach me.

    Reply
  42. SANT RAMESHWARI Posted on June 24, 2019 at 4:08 am

    really liked it…..would add to my daughter's learning programme

    Reply
  43. Kendall Mccumber Posted on June 24, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    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.

    Reply
  44. Alejo Siem Posted on June 27, 2019 at 10:33 am

    Your face looks Like Federer face

    Reply
  45. Илья Коннов Posted on June 29, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    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?

    Reply
  46. deadmoldable Posted on July 1, 2019 at 7:12 pm

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

    Reply
  47. Laser Shadow Posted on July 4, 2019 at 3:27 am

    I'm super surprised that the wall is underused

    Reply
  48. Amit Afre Posted on July 6, 2019 at 8:09 am

    My left ear can now play Tennis.

    Reply
  49. antonia Posted on July 7, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    Gdje je taj zid? Jel u Zg?

    Reply
  50. burhanuddin Student Posted on July 9, 2019 at 5:37 am

    It is always hard to do 10 forehamd and backhand at a time

    Reply
  51. Arsh Agnihotri Posted on July 9, 2019 at 11:53 pm

    Where do you find a wall??

    Reply
  52. Matthew Trotman Posted on July 14, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    We have a hitting wall at my club but never tried too practise on it . Hmmm you made me curious .

    Reply
  53. Michael A.M. Posted on July 19, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    I need this wall in my life

    Reply
  54. しまざき Posted on July 20, 2019 at 7:04 am

    上手そうで下手いランキング4位

    Reply
  55. TFW Posted on July 21, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    Thanks, helps me forget about my cancer

    Reply
  56. Hxhr Fhcjt Posted on July 22, 2019 at 12:51 am

    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

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  57. 619 Yhyhyh Posted on July 23, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    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.

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  58. TheCueballer2690 Posted on July 24, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    This guy is good, but the wall is freaking amazing. It never missed!

    Reply
  59. Alexander Posted on July 24, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    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

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  60. Filmy: jedině česky Posted on July 25, 2019 at 1:22 pm

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

    Reply
  61. Tim Roessler Posted on July 27, 2019 at 11:23 am

    Brilliant !!!

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  62. Mr liverpool Posted on July 27, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    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

    Reply
  63. Nico Las Posted on July 28, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    this guy loves his wall

    Reply
  64. David Byers Posted on July 28, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    I thought the wall was supposed to break if you don't hit the target? Have Wii sports been lying to me?

    Reply
  65. Daffy Potter Posted on July 30, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    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

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  66. KUTUMB AYURVEDIC KENDRA Posted on July 31, 2019 at 5:49 am

    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

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  67. E46 Experience with Martin Posted on August 4, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    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..

    Reply
  68. Eros llanes Posted on August 6, 2019 at 11:20 am

    The wall is the best tennis player no one can beat it

    Reply
  69. Bryx Posted on August 7, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    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!

    Reply
  70. Nils Dammann Posted on August 8, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Huh huh huh huh huh huh

    Reply
  71. C Posted on August 8, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    YOU SHOULD BETTER PLAY SQUASH

    Reply
  72. S0D4P0P - Posted on August 12, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    what string and tension do you use?

    Reply
  73. Viego Alvarez Posted on August 13, 2019 at 3:54 am

    Is that an eastern FH grip on your FH slice ?

    Reply
  74. Vũ Đỗ Thanh Posted on August 13, 2019 at 7:02 am

    Làm 1 cái như thế này tập chắc đã.

    Reply
  75. Ramy G Posted on August 13, 2019 at 5:31 pm

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

    Reply
  76. Emmanuel Luchmun Posted on August 16, 2019 at 2:49 am

    Interesting video, thank you.

    Reply
  77. Peppino Acrivulis Posted on August 28, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    In backhand slice you Leave 100 gr of racket on the ground… great practice

    Reply
  78. Gillian Tracy Posted on September 6, 2019 at 7:06 am

    Great video! Thank you!

    Reply
  79. Love Life Posted on September 6, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    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.

    Reply
  80. MrMooney Posted on September 10, 2019 at 1:36 am

    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)

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  81. Jimmy Garza Posted on September 16, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    I just came here to say that you suck. Don’t make a training video if you can’t hit the square.

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  82. GARUDA FLICKS Posted on September 21, 2019 at 6:44 am

    Making it look easy but you have to sweat years to play like that, great control over the ball

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  83. Reset Case Posted on September 27, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    Gracias por todo.

    Reply
  84. Sylvan Tuck Posted on September 27, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    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.

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  85. Edree Nofies Posted on October 2, 2019 at 7:46 am

    No one can beat the wall😆 except the demolishers😆

    Reply
  86. VoyT Posted on October 2, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    The only wall around NJ is f*** Walmart 😫 …we need more 🎾 walls – please🥺

    Reply
  87. Xiuhcoatl Posted on October 4, 2019 at 7:11 am

    Pink Floyd – The Wall.

    Reply
  88. Fadeouter Fadeout Posted on October 6, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    inspired by your video: https://www.instagram.com/p/B3LEdnHAnbn/

    Reply
  89. Ross Hoy Posted on October 8, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    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

    Reply
  90. José Escribano Posted on October 10, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    Excellent video! Thank you

    Reply
  91. Jamie Lawson Posted on October 12, 2019 at 2:04 am

    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.

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  92. Vaibhav R Posted on October 14, 2019 at 10:18 am

    This looks like the wall from wii spots

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  93. Colin Barnett Posted on October 15, 2019 at 2:25 am

    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

    Reply
  94. Theo Berman Posted on October 15, 2019 at 10:12 am

    I always hit against the wall!!!

    Reply
  95. neil smith Posted on October 15, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    incredible! will try!

    Reply
  96. Anh Vu Posted on October 16, 2019 at 2:40 am

    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.

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