“Throw & Go” is fun activity for juniors which involves throwing and moving a ball to mimic the movements used in the serve and the forehand and backhand. Not a tennis racket in sight! This activity is a mainstay for coaches teaching juniors and supports tennis coaches education journey and extends your Coach Education training and development.
Our Tots Professional Development Course is one of our most popular short courses. Mel Short, who runs our great courses, lets us sit in on a group of attendees setting up “proper” tennis games for a group of tots. With Mel, you can experience the normal challenges of introducing activities to tots and how to keep them learning, active and having fun.
Watch this fun warm up activity for juniors! The warm-up works with a ball and teaches footwork skills and builds co-ordination to help juniors develop their sending and receiving skills. Not a tennis racket in sight!
We filmed this exercise recently on one of our coach education qualification courses so you may have seen it recently; hands-up if you were there!
“It’s OK…..I ran from the car. I don’t need to warm up!”
Did you ever hear that statement or something similar from your adults? Do you have adults who regularly turn up 5 minutes late so that they deliberately miss the warm up? If this is what you hear or what you get from some of your players, ask yourself why someone would pay for a lesson and deliberately miss the first 5 minutes. You need some non-boring warm ups that make sense to your adult players!
Sit in “live” with Mel as she shows us how help a group of tots feel comfortable in their first introduction to tennis. Tots can be very shy, but Mel shows us how its done! Mel, is an experienced tots coach and knowledgeable about making your tots classes a great success.