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Lessons at Home: Tennis Backhand Activities
7th April 2020


Are you ready to play? Keep reading for activities you can do at home to up your tennis games! Before you get started, make sure to warm up to prepare your bodies for physical exercise.

REVIEW: BACKHAND INSTRUCTION & GRIP

Before you move on to ACTIVITY 1: INSTANT RALLY PROGRESSION, prepare by reviewing the backhand stroke and grip. (BONUS – Coach Derek includes a game of the day called “Lobster Catch.”)

Question: If the score is 30-40, and the server wins the next point, what will the score be?

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Answer: 40-40, otherwise known as deuce.

ACTIVITY 1: INSTANT RALLY PROGRESSION

Below Coach Brad demonstrates how you and your family can practice at home with “Instant Rally Progression.”

ACTIVITY 2: SCORING IN TENNIS

Tennis score is based on the points won for each service play. A game is divided into four scores:

15   30   40   and   GAME

If a score reaches 40-40, the next player to win a point goes to advantage. If he or she wins the next point, he or she will win the GAME.

ACTIVITY 3: INTERACTIVE QUIZZES

When you’re feeling good and positive, check out our interactive quizzes to test your knowledge about growth mindset and meditation.

Beginner Quiz

Amateur Quiz

Professional Quiz

ACTIVITY 4: TENNIS MAJORS

Click on the graphic to download our activity focusing on the Grand Slams.

STEAM ACTIVITIES

  Science: Click here to learn about how food and water become energy and fuel your body.
   
  Technology: Click here to learn about the technology and engineering behind ball machines.
   
  Engineering: Click here for an activity sheet where you can design an item to help you practice tennis.
   
  Art: Try our Spot the Difference” challenge and click here to download our tennis trophies art activity.
   
  Math: Click here to download our math “Letter Hunt” challenge that focuses on addition and subtraction.

Click here to learn about having a growth mindset and discover strategies to help you improve problem solving skills.

Combined with meditation strategies, you can set yourself up for positivity.

PERSEVERANCE is giving your best effort, remaining positive, and not giving up!

Student Celebration

Can your child share two ways he or she has stayed positive, persevered, and continued practicing to be better at something?

 

 

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