Tennis ball basketball dribbling drills are great for improving your handles as well as improving your hand-eye coordination. In a basketball game, you need to be able to dribble the basketball from hand to hand without having to think about it. You also need to dribble with your eyes up so you can see the floor; using the tennis ball will force you to keep your eyes up.
Basketball drills like this will help you to be able to learn how to control your dribble, keep your eyes up, and work on a specific dribble move to use in a game. Don’t be afraid to mess up and lose your dribble while doing this drill; that is how you will get better.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Toss Double Reverse Between the Legs Tennis Ball Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball and a tennis ball.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on the double reverse between the legs dribble move and also develop basketball handles.
- Stay low as you dribble the basketball and make your moves as quickly and as sharply as you can.
- Focus on a good toss each time.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Begin on the baseline with a basketball in one hand and a tennis ball in the other.
- Start walking forward, and as you do, dribble the basketball.
- You will toss the tennis ball up in the air, make a double reverse between the legs move, and then catch the tennis ball with the same hand that tossed it.
- Continue down the floor and switch which hand is dribbling the basketball at half court.
- Once you reach the opposite end of the court, you will come back, but this time you will do the drill backward.
- Switch hands again at half court.