Sunday, January 19, 2014

Hoodie Season

Like most of the country, we have had a chilly winter so far. Here in Tennis Heaven (South
Carolina), the land of year-round outdoor tennis, that just means an extra layer is required for tennis clinic!

I stumbled upon this fun idea recently. All of my red ball students happened to be wearing a jacket that had a hood on it. We were playing a target practice game where they each got to bounce feed one ball toward a target. They would hit, then run to the end of the line where they would grab a ball out of the hopper in preparation for their next turn. Forget the hopper - I started tucking one ball into their hoods instead.

These were young players, 6-7. They got a huge kick out of grabbing their ball out of the hood of the person in front of them when it was their turn. It was a simple idea that turned out to be a big hit. See what I did there????