GREEN 1 - WEEK 2

MEET & GREET

(2-3 minutes)

Talk to the kids and ask them questions about life outside of the tennis lesson:

- who is your favorite tennis player?

- what is your favorite sport?

- how is school?

- did you play tennis at home?

- do you have any pets?

- what is your favorite food?

etc.

Keep the conversation age appropriate

WARM-UP

(7-8 minutes)

KIDS: THROW & CATCH COORDINATION

Players throw a ball underhand to each other while shuffling from the baseline to the net.

ADULTS: SELF RALLY

- players perform forehand self rally up and down the court

- bounce the ball up gently at forehead level

- make it easier by bouncing it in place

Fundamental Teaching Points

- teach continental grip

- teach sideways set up position

- teach contact point

PLAY - PRACTICE - PLAY

(40 minutes)

TEAM CONES

(10 minutes)

- play up to 7 points down the line on half court

- collect cones, balls, or other items to keep score

- can be adjusted for semi-private by playing against each other

Fundamental Teaching Points

- sideways set up position

- recovery to ready position

- court boundaries

SERVE PRACTICE WITH FLYING TARGET

(10 minutes)

- start with overhead throwing

- follow up with flying target: each student has a ball in each hand, toss one in the air and throw the second one trying to hit it

- use racquets if the first two are too easy

Fundamental Teaching Points

- teach sideways set up position

- teach contact point

CLIMB SERVE MOUNTAIN

(10 minutes)

- players serve from close to far from the net

- set up 8 spots for them from the net to the baseline

Fundamental Teaching Points

- teach trophy position

- teach racquet facing target

- teach contact point

TEAM CONES

(10 minutes)

- play up to 7 points down the line on half court

- collect cones, balls, or other items to keep score

- can be adjusted for semi-private by playing against each other

Fundamental Teaching Points

- sideways set up position

- recovery to ready position

- court boundaries

WRAP-UP

(5-10 minutes)

COURT TAKE-DOWN

- players and coach clean up together

- teach the importance of keeping everything organized

SUMMARIZE & ENCOURAGE

Ask the players questions about the lesson:

- what did we work on today?

- what did you learn today?

- what is your favorite shot?

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- tell each player individually what was ONE THING they did great today and hand out Firefly Dollars

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- optional: coach target challenge for extra Firefly Dollar

 
 
 
 

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