This is a student favourite and a fun way to practice forehand and backhand returns in tennis!
1 tennis racquet per person
Bucket of tennis balls
Tennis court with net
PE teacher is on one side of the net
Students line up on other side of net
PE teacher hits the ball to the first person in line, they need to return the ball
If they successfully return the ball over the net and into play, they are safe and go to the back of the line and continue playing
If they player hits the net or hits the ball out of play, the drop their racquet, run over to the side with the PE teacher and can only return to the playing side if they catch the ball on the full
Continue playing until there is one person standing!
Make it easier:
Allow any stroke to return the ball
Play high lob shots to the students
Restrict to only forehand or only backhand
Play the ball with pace
Play the ball into the corners
Give it a go this week and stay tuned for next week's PE idea. Make sure you subscribe to get all 52 straight to your inbox!
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