The quicker the basketball can go from one hand to the other, the more effective the move will be, and there will also be less chance of the ball being stolen. This wall tennis ball basketball ball handling drill will help you to work on the behind the back move and make your hands quicker with the basketball. The tennis ball drill will also help you improve your hand-eye coordination as well, so it can be used for any position. It is a good basketball drill for big men as well as guards because it will help them develop soft hands for catching the basketball in the post.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Wall Tennis Ball Toss Behind the Back Basketball Dribbling Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 Basketball, 1 Tennis Ball, and a Wall.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on the behind the back move and develop quicker hands.
- As you go through the basketball dribbling drill, push yourself and don’t be afraid to mess up.
- Focus on giving yourself a good toss with the tennis ball.
- Try not to raise up out of your dribbling stance on the move.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Face the wall and stand about 4-5 feet back with a basketball in your right hand and a tennis ball in your left.
- Get into a dribbling stance and start to dribble the basketball.
- Toss the tennis ball underhanded against the wall, and while the ball is bouncing off the wall, make a behind the back move with the basketball before catching the tennis ball overhanded with the hand that just had the basketball in it.
- Take a couple of dribbles in between, and then make the move again.
- Continue alternating hands back and forth for the desired amount of time.