Here's another jewel from www.jobeasier.com. It's a simple concept to get your young beginners rarin' to go. It also helps them focus on and track the ball.
Coach tosses a tennis ball into the air. When ball is in air, students may scream. But only when it is in the air. Silence please, if ball is in hand, cart, or pocket. JobEasier suggests including some fake-outs during this process to increase the fun factor.
I have one Red Ball class that is all girls. They are going to love this.
UPDATE: yep, they loved it!