Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Memory Game

Doug Eng's recent article in the May/June 2013 issue of TennisPro magazine is full of good info for
coaching young players. Here's another idea for challenging your players' powers of observation and attention to detail. This also plays into my ongoing attempt to encourage my students to develop an interest in following the game (having a favorite player, being aware of the various slams and other events, player rankings, etc.).

Get a tennis photo from a magazine. Big with lots of details is best. Show the photo to your students for about 20 seconds, then remove it. Ask them questions about the picture - male or female player? Name? Equipment brand? Color? Stroke (forehand/backhand)? and other details.  Points awarded for each correct answer.