GREEN 2 - WEEK 3

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 AND CATCH PLUS SELF RALLY

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

Players self rally bouncing the ball up with the racquet from the baseline to the net

ADULTS: SHORT COURT RALLY

Adult players warm up with light rallying from service line to service line.

Move back to orange court line and continue until fully warmed up.

PLAY - PRACTICE - PLAY

(40 minutes)

GROUNDSTROKE RALLY WITH SELF RALLY

(10 minutes)

- players attempt a consistent rally using self rally 

- self rally from their baseline to the net

- hit friendly shot to partner

Fundamental Teaching Points

- teach correct grip for both sides (f-hand, b-hand)

- teach sideways set up position

- teach contact point (out in front)

- teach recovery to ready position

GROUNDSTROKE TO VOLLEY

(10 minutes)

- players feeds a groundstroke to the volleyer

- can be a two shot rally or set a target number

- can start closer to the net, as needed

Fundamental Teaching Points

- teach continental grip at net

- teach cross step at the net

- 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