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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.
Doubles Tennis Baseball
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.
"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...
Crazy 8s (Tennis)
Practice those forehand and backhand tennis strokes. Here's an activity to practice hitting the ball diagonally across the court and also hitting the ball down the alley line. This figure eight drill can be challenging for young learners...
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...
Toss & Catch Tennis
Toss & Catch Tennis is a simple drill to practice underhand tossing and catching of a tennis ball. There is no instruction in regards to making this a lesson, but this is a good drill for practicing some strategies. Players have to...
Everyday Engineering: Tennis, Anyone?
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.
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.
Quick Serve Tennis
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.
Groups develop drills designed to improve their teammate's tennis skills. They present their drills to the rest of the class and evaluate their effectiveness.
Throw A Tennis Ball Into The Service Court
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...
No Racket Tennis
Students 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. This...
The Kid Who Could Play Tennis
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.
Seventh graders study deck tennis. In this instructional activity 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...
Tennis Lesson: Serve Stance
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.
Tennis Lesson: Forehand Swing to Contact
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.
The Game of Tennis
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...
Tennis Balls in a Can
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...
Tennis in Space
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...
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...
Tennis Ball Tubes
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...
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...
STEMbite: The Physics of Tennis
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...
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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