Tennis ball drills

Drop and grab

Dribble a basketball with one hand as hard as you can. Meanwhile, the other arm should be fully extended, and you should continually drop then catch/grab the ball as it falls. Variations: Repeat with opposite hands

Toss and cross

Hold a tennis ball in one hand, and a basketball in the other. Complete a crossover with the basketball, while simultaneously tossing the tennis ball in the opposite direction. Catch the tennis ball, and take one or two dribble with the basketball to set yourself, then repeat in the opposite direction Variations: Use varying number of dribbles to set yourself. * This drill can be done with a between the legs dribble or behind the back dribble.

Double toss & cross

Hold a tennis ball in the right hand, and a basketball in the left. Begin dribbling the basketball with left hand. Toss the tennis ball 3-4 feet straight up in the air. As soon as the tennis ball leaves your hand, complete a double crossover (left to right, right to left) then catch the tennis ball with the same hand (right) that you threw it with. Take one or two dribble with the basketball to set yourself, then repeat. Variations: Switch the dribbling vs. tennis ball hands, use varying number of dribbles to set yourself * This drill can be done with double between the legs dribbles, double behind the back dribbles, or a combination of two dribbles (cross + behind back, cross + thru the legs, thru the legs + behind the back, etc…)

Tennis ball pull back crossover

Dribble one ball in right hand, while holding a tennis ball or small medicine ball in the left hand at approximately chest height (with arm almost fully extended). Take 2-3 dribbles forward then plant hard and push back taking 2-3 dribbles while moving backwards. Switch med ball from right hand to left hand quickly (while switching hand that you are dribbling with) and repeat. Variation: Dribble between the legs, behind the back, or perform a spin move while switching hands.

Freestyle switches

Dribble down the court, dribbling a basketball in one hand, and carrying a tennis ball in the other. Make various moves as you go down the court, switching the tennis ball from hand to hand.