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Lessons at Home: Tennis Forehand Part 2
1st April 2020


Are you ready to play? Keep reading for activities you and your junior athlete 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: FOREHAND INSTRUCTION

Before you move on to ACTIVITY 1: FOUR DOT FOREHAND, prepare by reviewing the forehand stroke with Coach Will.

ACTIVITY 1: FOUR DOT FOREHAND

Below Coach Jeremiah demonstrates how you can practice your forehand swing with a class favorite game, “Four Dot Forehand.”

ACTIVITY 2: TAP UP TAP DOWN

Watch Coach Robin demonstrate how you and your family can play “Tap Up Tap Down.”

ACTIVITY 3: NAME THE PARTS OF THE RACQUET

Butt

Head

Bumper/Guard

Throat

Handle/Grip

Beam

Grommet

Strings

Can you name the parts of the racquet? Click here for the answer key.

ACTIVITY 4: INTERACTIVE QUIZZES

Check out our set of interactive quizzes — parents, you can do these too. Scores are tallied from TGA families across the country so study up!

Beginner Quiz

Amateur Quiz

Professional Quiz

ACTIVITY 5: STEAM TIME

  Science: Click here to discover how spin can give you an advantage during play.
   
  Technology: Click here to learn how technology has helped develop tennis equipment.
   
  Engineering: Simple machines are found everywhere. Click here to learn how they help us with everyday tasks and see where you can find them in your home.
   
  Art: Draw a picture of a tennis scene and color it in. Send in your junior tennis player’s picture to marketing@playtga.com or upload it to your preferred social media platform using #ArtWithTGA to share with our community.
   
  Math: Click here to download our math “Letter Hunt” challenge that focuses on addition and subtraction.

GROWTH MINDSET

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

Can you list two ways you can practice growth mindset at home?

Question: How can spin help you win a tennis point?

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Answer: Adding different types of spin changes how the ball travels. For example, adding backspin to the ball will slow the pace, giving you extra time to get back into ready position after your shot.

 

 

 

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