Partner Tennis Ball Toss Basketball Drill

Partner Tennis Ball Toss Basketball Drill


Partner tennis ball basketball drills work on ball handling, eye-hand coordination, and teamwork, all in the same basketball drill. This is a great drill for trying to work out your entire team or are in a camp setting. Big men should do this drill because it will help develop soft hands and a good touch.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Partner Tennis Ball Toss Basketball Drill

Equipment Needed: 2 tennis balls, 2 basketballs, and a partner.


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Goals of the Drill


Coaching Points

  • Keep your eyes up the whole time.
  • Focus on a good toss and a good catch.
  • Stay low in an athletic position and don’t raise up.
  • Pound the basketball.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • Start with one player having a basketball in their right hand and the other player with it in their left hand.
  • The tennis balls are in their opposite hands.
  • Stand about 8-10 feet apart from each other and get into an athletic stance.
  • Both players will start dribbling a basketball and toss the tennis balls back and forth as fast as possible (while under control).
  • Go for about 30 seconds and then change which hand dribbles the basketball.


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