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Lessons at Home: Tennis Serve Activities
21st 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, it’s a good idea to prepare your body for physical exercise. To get warmed up, check out our footwork drill video below and review our GRIP guide.

WARM UP: FOOTWORK DRILLS

REVIEW: THE SERVE

ACTIVITY 1: JACKPOT

ACTIVITY 2: TENNIS HISTORY

Tennis has been around for over a thousand years! Click here to learn about the timeline of tennis history and some of the major developments of the game.

ACTIVITY 3: INTERACTIVE QUIZZES

Are you ready to test your knowledge about tennis history? Check out our interactive quizzes!

Beginner Quiz

Amateur Quiz

Professional Quiz

ACTIVITY 4: GAMETIME STRATEGIES

Singles tennis is an individual sport. You must cover both the forecourt and baseline areas working to beat your opponent.

Having two opponents in doubles forces you to work as a team and use different strategies. You must consider where to play the ball, use the whole court and angles to hit the ball and beat opponents.

Click here to download our activity sheet covering ideal positioning, how to play the court, and a bonus activity on calling balls in or out for singles or doubles play.

Click here to download our activity sheet on serving strategies.

STEAM ACTIVITIES

  Science: Click here to learn about the different court surfaces and how they impact the game.
   
  Technology: Click here to learn about hawk eye technology and how it is used in tennis.
   
  Engineering: Click here to download our pyramid engineering activity sheet.
   
  Art: Click here to design your own tournament logo just like the Grand Slams.
   
  Math:  Click here to download our “tennis patterns” activity.

Question: We’re five little language items of an everyday sort. You’ll find us all in a tennis court. What are we?

Answer: The vowels! The phrase “a tennis court” contains all five vowels in alphabetical order:
a, e, i, o, and u.

LEADERSHIP is when you take responsibility and inspire others through your actions. 

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Can your child share two ways he or she has displayed leadership in sports?

 

 

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