At Zenith Strength we are constantly thinking about ways to get more creative to help our athletes improve.
My brother who is a tennis coach mentioned that most players have issues with the proper footwork for the overhead.
After watching some of Eric Cressey’s med ball drills that he does with his pitchers, I came up with a variation for our tennis players.
In the video below, David Hsu is working on his cross over step as it relates to the overhead, drops back and throws a weighted 12oz med ball to work strengthening and his motion and developing more force. The ball weighs slightly more than the average tennis racket is about the size of a baseball. You can get these at power-systems
We generally do this after some band resisted cross over steps to take advantage of the neuro muscular stimulus the band tension provides.