Monday, August 6, 2012

Two Bounce

I found this activity in a
 PTR Kids Tennis manual
Timing is so critical in most sports. In tennis we should be teaching awareness of bounce as soon as possible. Timing the stroke off the bounce is a very handy skill to have!

With very young players this can be done with visual and verbal cues (see Bounce Catch activity). Two Bounce can be considered a progression from that one. Once players are able to rally, challenge them to allow two bounces. Keep this a mini-tennis activity if possible - soft hands, close to the net, within the service boxes.

Variations

  • Once this skill is mastered, allow one player two bounces but their opponent may only have one.
  • Coach or designated player determines how many bounces by calling out '1' or '2' as ball is hit.