Tennis Lesson Plans for LARGE GROUPS. Cardio and Play – 2 (level: intermediate) Cardio and Play – 1 (level: intermediate) Serve, Return and Match Play (level: beginning/intermediate) Volley Technique and Practice (level: beginning/intermediate) Ground-Strokes and Competitive Play (level: intermediate/advanced)
Typical format for a 1‐hour practice: o 5 minutes intro/review from previous week o 5‐7 minute warm‐up/stretch o 5 ‐7 minutes games o 5‐10 minutes skills practice (forehand, backhand, volley) o 10 minutes introduce new skill or concept and practice it
SAMPLE LESSON PLAN Total: 60 minutes • Warmup: 6 - 8 minutes • Character: 3 minutes or less • Skills (athletic and tennis): 25 – 30 minutes • Games: 15 – 20 minutes • Play at Home: 3 minutes or less PLANS AT A GLANCE NOTES: If practice is 60 minutes, add a short dynamic “warm up” or have players come early.
and avoid tennis lessons being like the old cliché of taking poor violin lessons. Play Activities should be run for 15-20 minutes (depending on the duration of the lesson). Practice Activities
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Both young coaches and more experienced ones will find this material veryuseful as it exemplifies with relevant descriptions and images all the elements abeginning tennis player should now about.In just 10 Lessons the student will be able to know how to: • Have a proper grip • Execute a forehand ground-stroke • Execute a backhand ground-stroke • Rally • Toss and Serve • Execute a forehand volley • Execute a backhand volley • Hit a tennis overhead • Play a tennis gameAll ...
higher balls) and use pace and to allow Dennis to practice the slice backhand. The key to the drill is maintaining a balance between cooperating with the single player and challenging him to defend and recover. 01:46 Variation 3 - Only Forehands This is a Level 3 - Two on One Drill with all three players at the baseline.
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Practice Activity P1 (10 min.) “Throw Rally” Court Clean-up Summarize & encourage (10 min.) lly” Practice Activity P3 (10 min.) “Floor Rally” “I Can Rally” Practice Activity P8 (10 min.) “Groundstroke Rally” on 2 Welcome & Attendance (5 min.) Court set-up „Line races‟ (10 min.) “I Can Play Points” Play Activity G1 (10 min.)
How to Use the Tennis Lesson Plans The following lesson plans are developmentally appropriate for 3rd-6th grade students and focus on how to safely and effectively teach tennis in a gym, activity room, or outside playing area. No tennis courts are required and no previous tennis experience is needed by the teacher or the students to have a successful unit.
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