Many younger kids are not able to dribble a basketball with their eyes up and are constantly having to look down while dribbling. Tennis ball basketball dribbling drills are a great way to make them have to keep their heads up while dribbling. The reason why is because they have to focus on tossing and catching the tennis ball each time.
Not only will these types of basketball drills help players keep their eyes up, but they will also help develop their hand-eye coordination. So whether it is a guard or a post player, tennis ball dribbling drills work great for skill development.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Side Windshield Wiper Toss Tennis Ball Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: A basketball and a tennis ball.
Similar Basketball Drills and Resources
- Side Windshield Wipers Two Ball Basketball Dribbling Drill
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Goals of the Drill
- Learn to dribble with your eyes up and develop ball-handling skills.
- Bring your windshield wiper wide when you swing it.
- Stay low and keep your eyes up the whole time.
- Practice making a good toss to yourself each time.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Begin with the basketball in one hand and the tennis ball in the other.
- Sweep the ball back and forth on the side of your body while at the same time tossing the tennis ball in the air.
- Catch the tennis ball with the same hand while continuing to do the move with the basketball.
- Repeat the action for 30 seconds to a minute, and then switch hands.