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Tennis Unit

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Game, set, match! Teach young athletes the basics of tennis with a set of tennis lesson plans. Each plan focuses on a different stroke and guides instructors through the best way to teach, refine, and extend tennis lesson.
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Doubles Tennis Baseball

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Your Junior Highers use an alternative way to practice accuracy of their tennis strokes by playing a game similar to baseball. The purpose is to hit the ball away from your opponents, but within the lines.
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Alleys (Tennis)

For Teachers 5th - 12th
"Alleys" is a drill or game-like situation to practice what has already been taught in previous lessons. The tennis court is divided in half, left side and right side, so that each pair of players has an alley. The goal is to aim for the...
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Ring Tennis

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Here's a lead up drill that can be used to practice serving, scoring, and rotation on the court for tennis or badminton. Rings for tossing are used and help the class with movement on the court and hand-eye coordination. They practice...
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Everyday Engineering: Tennis, Anyone?

For Students 3rd - 8th
Take a swing at a fun activity. Pupils first watch a video that introduces the concept of elasticity in association with tennis rackets. They then design their own rackets and build them out of available materials.
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Volley Tennis

For Teachers 6th - 8th
A combination of Tennis and Volleyball, this activity will help with court positioning and the volley shot in tennis. They practice volleying the ball and working together in teams.
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Quick Serve Tennis

For Teachers 9th - 11th
A lesson for high schoolers to learn the basics of tennis in this fast pace game. The variations are more to learn the positioning and progression of play, versus the practice of shots.
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Throw A Tennis Ball Into The Service Court

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students are engaged in the introductory skills of playing tennis and develop the ability to overhead serve. They practice serving a ball over the net without a return being made. This is done to work on technique and speed of serving...
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No Racket Tennis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore scoring and positioning of players on a tennis court during a game of tennis. after learning the basics behind the game, students will stand on a court and throw a ball back and forth to practice their positioning....
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The Kid Who Could Play Tennis

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this reading a biography worksheet, students first read a six paragraph passage about the tennis player Arthur Ashe. Students answer 8 multiple choice questions about the text. This is an on-line interactive worksheet.
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Deck Tennis

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders study deck tennis. In this lesson plan that can be adapted to teach movement, passing and positioning in any sport, 7th graders toss and catch a rubber ring, students of varying abuilities will be able to participate in...
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Tennis Lesson: Serve Stance

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Ah, the serve stance. What is the best stance for a fast, aggressive tennis serve? Observe some of the options and the professionals that use them. Part one of two.
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Tennis Lesson: Forehand Swing to Contact

For Teachers 5th - 12th
A fluid swing comes naturally to some tennis players, but others need to study the positioning. Take a look at these slow motion video clips to observe professional players' swings.
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The Game of Tennis

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Here is a straightforward presentation about tennis. The presentation reviews scoring and the terminology of scoring. It also covers the rules around serving and playing. There is a computer activity included, but it is up to the teacher...
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Tennis Balls in a Can

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Make your classroom interesting by teaching or assessing through tasks. Deepen the understanding of Geometry and motivate young mathematicians. The task uses investigation with tennis balls and their container to prompt learners to use...
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Tennis in Space

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What does a tennis match look like in a microgravity environment? The installment of the STEM on Station series gives pupils a firsthand look at motion in that special environment. The compelling video shows how astronauts use momentum...
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Table Tennis

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders practice and investigate the game of table tennis while engaging them in various types of levels for play. Each level is defined in the lesson for reference and includes the standard for mastering the basic hitting of the...
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Tennis Ball Tubes

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students determine whether the height of a tennis ball tube or the distance around the tube is greater, or whether they are the same. Using the formula for the circumference and diameter of a sphere, they discuss the word problem, and in...
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Althea Gibson

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
What would it like to be the first person to achieve something? Read about Althea Gibson, the first black tennis player to win a Grand Slam title, to win at Wimbledon, and more. Class members respond to questions to demonstrate their...
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STEMbite: The Physics of Tennis

For Students 7th - 12th
Tennis anyone? Several physics concepts can be taught through this sport! Two wave nodes are identified on the tennis racket. An antinode is also pointed out as the sweet spot; the place where the ball should hit it. Finally, the...
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Beach Tennis

For Students 6th - 12th
Enhance your volleyball lessons with a new drill called, "Beach Tennis". Like a game of tennis, doubles take the court, volley the ball back-and-forth until one side misses and a point is earned. 
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Tennis Lesson: Serve Swing

For Teachers 5th - 12th
If your serving arm and racquet don't form an L-shape during your serve, you need this video! Observe professional athletes and their swings!
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Tennis Lesson: Forehand Follow Through

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Watch pros like Andy Roddick to learn forehand follow through. Where does your body need to be before, during, and after making contact with the ball?
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Tennis Lesson: Serve Pronation

For Teachers 5th - 12th
How can you add power and spin to your serve? Learn how with this informational video.

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