Hitting a rolling ball. One small methodological building block is addressed in this video. Here, we bridge the gap between returning a rolling ball and hitting back a bouncing ball. As the stroke movements are practically identical, this is an ideal learning aid for the very youngest beginners.

The coach rolls a ball towards the Mini, who should roll it back to the coach, first with the forehand and then with the backhand. Important for the kids to gauge their success: the ball has to be directed at the coach.

TEACHING AIDS:
  • Marker cones for the waiting area
  • Basket of Play and Stay balls (red)
GOAL OF TRAINING:
  • Introducing groundstrokes

VARIATION:

  • The coach tosses a ball and the Minis have to hit the ball back into the coach’s hands. The children should hold the racquet in front of their bodies, close to the contact point and take a very short backswing.

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TEACHING AIDS:
  • Marker cones for the waiting area
  • Basket of Play and Stay balls (red)
GOAL OF TRAINING:
  • Introducing groundstrokes