To be a good basketball point guard you need to be able to read the floor to see what the defense is doing, and also to see open teammates. You are not going to be able to do this if you are constantly looking down at the basketball while you are dribbling. Tennis ball basketball dribbling drills force you to keep your eyes up on the tennis ball, and the also help you to develop good hands.
View the 1 dribble toss reverse between the legs drill below, and then checkout the rest of our stationary tennis ball drills. Mixing in tennis ball drills is a great way to keep your basketball dribbling drills fresh. This will help to keep the player motivated and working hard to become a better ball handler.
Drill Name: Progression Walking Toss Reverse Between the Legs Tennis Ball Drill
Drill Goal: Focus on dribbling the basketball without looking down and develop soft hands.
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball and 1 tennis ball.
Tips: Push yourself to go as fast as you can and don't worry if you mess up. Give yourself a good toss every time. The more advanced of a ball handler you are the less dribbles you should use in between moves.
Directions: The move you are going to use is the reverse between the legs. Start on the baseline, take 1-3 dribbles (according to level of ball handler), toss the tennis ball in the air, and then do a reverse between the legs dribble move. Catch the tennis ball and then repeat the same pattern with the opposite hand. Alternate back and forth all the way down the court and then comeback but this time do it while walking backwards.