Hitting Lane Workout

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by summer, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. summer

    summer New User

    Feb 20, 2007
    At a tennis club, I recently joined, they have hitting lanes. Briefly, there are 3 lanes on the court, so each lane is about a 1/3 of the court separated by nets. There is a ball machine. How effective would these be? Are there any suggested routines for it? My 2 handed backhand blows, so I was thinking I might try to learn how to hit a lefty forehand???? Also is this better or worse than using a wall? I recently purchased the AP Belt as well. Not sure if hitting lane will help with that. And what kind of drills would you recommend.
  2. Tennis_Monk

    Tennis_Monk Hall of Fame

    Dec 1, 2005
    My personal opinion. Use it or junk it.

    AP belt is useless. I was about to buy it when i tried it from a friend for 3 sessions. I thought i would save me some money by "Safely" ignoring it.

    Lefthand forehand is a viable option. So is a 2hbh. I was a 1hbh for 3+ yrs when i decided it isnt working and switched to a 2hbh about 1 month ago. I love 2hbh and i am improving every match. The # of winners i hit with my 2hbh is astonishing.

    I would think using the Hittinglane is slightly more effective than wall.
  3. dave333

    dave333 Hall of Fame

    Aug 24, 2006
    Learning a lefty forehand really helps your 2 hander. I broke my wrist so most of my muscles in my left arm were gone, so I decided to learn a lefty forehand to strengthen it and improve my then mediocre backhand.

    For the past week, I've played my sister, whom I normally bagel, with a lefty forehand. After finishing that session, I would play later with a 2 hander, and it feels so much better and much improved. There is more spin, net clearance, and depth, along with a little extra oomph.
  4. Bagumbawalla

    Bagumbawalla Hall of Fame

    Jun 24, 2006
    One use of the 3 "lanes"would be in practicing return of serve. Practice returning to each ot the lanes in rotation-- forehand and backhand.

    Practice placements in singles ralleys. make it a rule that whatever lane you hit to, you have to hit there at least twice before hitting to another lane. Think of your own variations.

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