Being a good ball handler requires you to be able to dribble the basketball without having to look down and focus on your dribbling. Tennis ball drills are great for that because they cause you to focus on the tennis ball and not on the basketball. You can also checkout our stationary tennis ball drills too.
Drill Name: Toss Reverse Between the Legs Tennis Ball Drill
Drill Goal: Learn how to dribble without looking down at the basketball and work on eye hand coordination.
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball and 1 tennis ball.
Tips: Stay low as you dribble, focus on a good toss when you throw the tennis ball up in the air.
Directions: Start on the baseline with a basketball in your right hand and a tennis ball in your left hand. Begin walking forward and as you cross the ball over to your left hand reverse between your legs (if the basketball is in your right hand your right leg is going to be forward when you dribble it between your legs). As you cross the ball over to your left hand toss the tennis ball up in the air and catch it with your right hand. Now dribble the ball reverse between your legs again from left hand to right and toss and catch the tennis ball again. Alternate back and forth between hands all the way down the floor and then come back but walk backwards and do it.