20 tennis exercises for groups of 3-4 year olds

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Here is a video I made showing you a load of exercises you can do with groups of 3-4 year olds. Enjoy! And comment below.

 

Sending & Receiving Drill for 5-8 year olds

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

little kids tennis gameLittle simple but fun game for you here. Good for mini red players of 5-8ish.

This game is good for sending, receiving, catching and feeding skills.

It’s done in pairs so you can lots of children doing it with no standing in line.

Watch the video below to see the game.

 

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Beach ball tennis

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Beach ball tennisUsing beach balls is a great way to make tennis easy and fun for very young children, and also beginner juniors and even adults. Have a look at the video below where you can see children aged 4 & 5 actually playing a proper game of tennis with a beach ball, which they couldn’t do with small balls. I sometimes have children as young as 3 doing bounce-ups with beach balls. (more…)

Race to the baseline – a serving game for 4 year olds through to pros!

Friday, September 12th, 2014

rece to the baselineHere is a very simple but effective serving game which I use a lot! It works for groups of 4 year olds upwards, but as with many drills and games, it can be adapted for players right up to a very high level – just by changing some of the conditions.
You can see me show the game in the video below, but here are the basics:

  1. The children are all spaced out along the net with a cone – only a couple of feet back from the net.
  2. They serve – could be overarm or even a simple underarm serve.
  3.  Every time they get their serve in, they move their cone back by one racket length.
  4. It’s a race to get back as far as they can.

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Catch Your Way In – A Fun Kids’ Tennis Game

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Kids Tennis DrillThis game is a bit of an oldie – but keep reading for some ways to adapt it for very young children. And keep in mind, these kind of games are a bit of fun for the last few minutes of the lesson, not the main content of the lesson.¬† (more…)