The Overhead

The Overhead

07/10/2009 | Written by: uspta

Click Video Highlight:
The Overhead
The Overhead

Check out the feature clip called “Practice Drills for the Overhead,” which is a premium clip made available to basic members this week. To view more premium content, sign up for a premium account today.

As a coach, you may have noticed that the least practiced shot among players is the overhead. So, when a player is forced to hit an overhead shot during a match, his or her confidence in the stroke is low, which will often result in losing the point.

This week, we highlight the overhead as the featured shot on Here, you’ll find more than 30 video tips, seminar clips, drills and articles dedicated to helping you and your students build a better overhead.

Visit and enter the word “overhead” into the Quick Search field. You’ll see helpful resources on technique, drills and tactical tips all related to the overhead. By reviewing these resources and incorporating them into your daily lessons and practice sessions, your players will gain the necessary consistency and skill to hit winning overheads.

Video description: In this video, Master Professional Jim Parker reviews and demonstrates four different drills coaches can use to help improve a player’s overhead skills. The four practice drills are the recover drill, the high low drill, the point situation drill and the bouncing overhead drill.

View on /index.cfm?area=video_detail&vidid=2985&media_type_id=&Media_FileURL=&media_name=overhead&media_desc=&media_status=1&media_preview=1&show=10&extra=0&reviewed=&errors=&presenter=&AssetCategory=&basicsearch=1&ATT=&LineNbr=1&StartRow=1&ts=1

New content is added to the site every week, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to access this valuable library of tennis education. Members who sign up for a premium membership have access to all of the exclusive materials found within the search engine. Visit and register today!