If you can develop good hands and a soft touch it translates into so many other areas of the game. This tennis ball basketball dribbling drill not only improves your handles, but it also develops a soft touch and good eye hand coordination. Even if you are not a primary ball handler this drill is great for you.
Drill Name: 3 Dribble Partner Tennis Ball Toss Drill
Drill Goal: Develop soft hands and a good touch. Also improve your hand eye coordination and teach how to dribble without looking down.
Equipment Needed: 2 tennis balls, 2 basketballs, and a partner.
Tips: Keep your eyes up the whole time. Focus on a good toss and a good catch. Stay low in athletic position and don't raise up. Pound the basketball.
Directions: One player is going to have the basketball in their right hand and the other player will have the basketball in their left hand, tennis balls in their other hands. Now face each other and stand about 8 feet apart. Dribble the basketball 3 times and then toss the tennis ball to your partner. Take 3 dribbles in between each toss and go for about 30 seconds before switching which hand dribbles the basketball.