I'm sorry I have no experience with "playing catch". None of my Dachshunds showed an interest in that type of game. My present girl is not interested in any type of game or toys.
I found the following on the Internet. And perhaps you can get tips from the sites below.
"The desire to catch is genetic in certain types of animal. The ability is a learned behavior. It's like a child playing baseball with the hand/eye coordination. Practice, practice, practice is what makes a dog good. It's all in the timing. As the dog practices, the timing improves".
You also could talk to a dog trainer maybe they will give you some pointers.
None of my dachshunds have ever been interested in catching balls, though both of them love to hunt, track and fetch them. If they catch the balls they can't hunt or track them, and the dachshund is a hunting and tracking breed. So I think my dachshunds do what they find most rewarding.