We’ve produced this Standard Lesson Structure Checklist to help coaches stay on track during lessons, and to ensure that lessons link from week to week.
This exclusive clip from one of our Tots CPD classes shows Mel explaining how to start tots off working with a ball and how to link that to the actions they will use when they work with a racket. Mel shows how to provide explanations and instructions that tots will be able to follow.
This is an excellent resource for anyone who has completed one of our Tots CPD classes or is thinking about running tots classes.
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.
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!