Great for tennis coaches to have in their arsenal and easy to practise when the whole family is having fun on court. Can also be set up for backyard tennis!
This is a drill that we often teach in our Coach Education courses. We use different footwork patterns on a “ladder” to build the coordination and movement skills that children will use on a tennis court. It’s an ideal drill for groups of 4 or more because it keeps everyone moving.
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!
There are many fundamental principles that we can take for granted with older children, an understanding of competition is one of them! Our tots CPD course explains how to introduce tots to competition. We’ve distilled the lessons from the course into these 4 Guiding Principles for Introducing Competition to Tots.