For this wall tennis ball basketball dribbling drill, you will work on your ball handling and your hand-eye coordination. This is a great basketball drill for big men as well as guards who are going to handle the ball in a game because it works on developing good hands. Big men need soft hands to catch the basketball and finish around the basket. For guards, you are really going to be able to work on strengthening your off-hand.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Wall Tennis Ball Weak Hand Basketball Dribbling Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 Basketball, 6-10 Tennis Balls, and a Partner
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Goals of the Drill
- Develop your weak hand and work on your hand-eye coordination.
- Stay low in a defensive slide position the whole time and be ready to react and catch the tennis ball at any time.
- Keep your eyes up the whole time.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Begin facing the wall about 3-4 feet away from it and have the coach stand behind the player with all of the tennis balls.
- Begin dribbling the basketball with your weak hand and sliding back and forth (8-10 feet) in a defensive slide facing the wall.
- The coach can throw a tennis ball against the wall at any time, and the player must catch the tennis ball with his free hand and then set it down behind him.
- Whether you mist or catch the ball, keep sliding, and get ready for the next tennis ball.
- This basketball dribbling drill can go for a certain number of catches, balls, or time.
- The coach needs to try and throw the tennis ball to the side of the player that isn’t dribbling the ball.