Tennis teachers want to make sure that kids have a positive experience during tennis lessons.
Around the World
The Players divide into 2 even teams to side A and B. Each team forms a single line behind their baseline.
The instructor feeds the ball in to the first person in line on side B, who hits the ball over then runs around the court to the end of the line on side A.
The first person in each line hits one ball only and runs around the same way. Once a player misses, he is out of the game (he can pick up balls).
The last player standing is the winner. This is a great tennis drill for intermediate kids.
Fill the Court.
Players divide again into 2 even teams to side A and B. Each team forms a single line behind their baseline.
The instructor feeds the ball in from the net post, and the first players in each line play out the point against each other on the singles court.
The losing player goes out and to the end of the line. The winning player stays and brings in the next player in line to help him win the next point.
If they win again, they can bring in a third player and so on.
The team that can bring all its players into play wins the game. Any time a team loses a point, they go back to one player.
This is a great drill when one court has a lot of players.
Jabba the Hut.
Exactly 6 players are needed for this drill with 3 player teams on each side. One player in each team kneels down at the T on their side.
The two teams play out the point against each other for 1 point each. If during the rally any of the two kneeling players hit the ball over and in, their team immediately scores 3 points even if they lose the point eventually.
The first team to 21 points is the winner. This is also a very popular tennis game.
Tennis instructors have to make sure they keep their camps fresh with new fun tennis drills. If the kids are having fun, they will be back for the next camp.