A great way to develop your basketball handles is with tennis ball dribbling drills. For this basketball drill, you will work on the double between the legs figure 8 move. If you can do this move while also catching a tennis ball, you should have no problem using the move in a game.
Along with working on a specific move, this drill will help develop your hands and coordination for other parts of the game besides just ball handling. So whether you are a primary ball-handler or a post player looking to develop their hands, you can use tennis ball dribbling drills to improve your hands.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Toss Double Between the Legs (Figure 8) Tennis Ball Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball and a tennis ball.
Similar Basketball Drills and Resources
- Partner Tennis Ball Toss Between the Legs Basketball Drill
- Between the Legs Toss Tennis Ball Basketball Drill (Stationary)
- Between the Legs Walking Basketball Dribbling Drill (2 Ball)
Goals of the Drill
- Develop your handles and work on the double between the legs figure 8 move.
- Stay low and make the move as quickly as you can to have more time to catch the tennis ball.
- Push yourself, and don’t be afraid to mess up.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Start on the baseline with a basketball in your right hand and a tennis ball in your left.
- Dribble the basketball and begin walking forwards as you do.
- Toss the tennis ball up in the air, and while the tennis ball is in the air, make a double between the legs figure 8 move.
- Catch the tennis ball with the same hand that tossed it.
- Continue walking forward and doing the move.
- At half court, switch which hand has the basketball in it.
- Once you get to the opposite baseline, you will come back doing the same move, but this time you will be walking backward.