Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Red Light, Green Light

Red Light, Green Light is great for teaching your youngest players to pay attention to your direction as well as other cues on court.

Players line up on the baseline. When you say Green Light, they move forward toward net. When you say Red Light, they must stop. First one to net wins.

Variations

  • Rather than saying Red Light or Green Light, hold up a red or green ball or other item
  • To make it a little more challenging, ask them to perform another task as they are moving.
    • Have the players balance a ball on their racquet as they are moving forward. Dropped ball = back to the starting line.
    • Carry a tennis ball between the knees.
    • Carry a tennis ball with a partner, ball wedged between outside of knees, hips, or shoulders