Monday, January 21, 2013

Lollipops

Lollipops is good for young beginners, but like any quality activity, can be easily adapted for older players.

Players work together in pairs, facing each other 5-10 feet apart. Between them are two or more spots of different colors (no duplicates). First player calls out a color and rolls a ball to that color spot. Partner runs there, retrieves the ball, and rolls it back to first player, then returns to their starting place. Play continues for a few minutes, then players switch roles.

Progression

  • Easiest - rolling ball
  • Harder - tossed ball, or ball rolled with racquet
  • Hardest - ball hit with racquet to target across net


Adapted from USTA's Learn To Rally and Play