Session SIX

 

The table below details the activities and timings for session SIX of the Tennis Xpress course. Where a thumbnail is shown beside the activity, a video is available to support the course learning and the respective activity.

For the full description of each activity, including details regarding the specific demonstration, the supporting checkpoints and the observations to assist the coach, please see the related links section at the bottom of this page to access a pdf document. The full course content is also available as a pdf within the related links section.


TIMESESSION SIX ACTIVITY

 

0-5 MINUTESWELCOME AND EXPLAIN THE SESSION
ACTIVITY Ask players what was done in previous session, and ask about practice since session 5.
Explain objectives of this session.
 

 

5-10 MINUTESPRE-MATCH WARM UP: Orange / Green ball
ACTIVITY Players do a racket warm up following the same routine as a pre-match warm-up, in an Orange court. Groundstrokes, volleys and then serve/return.
 

 

10-15 MINUTESPRE-MATCH WARM UP: Orange / Green ball
ACTIVITY Players repeat the previous exercise but on the full-size court using Green balls.

 

15-55 MINUTESFUN SINGLES COMPETITION: Orange / Green ball
ACTIVITY Introduce ‘Team Round Robin’, a simple timed singles competition format using match tie-break scoring.
Calculate length of matches based on numbers in the groups and number of courts available e.g. if there are 8 players and 2 courts available, 2 round robin groups of 4 players in each can be organised within the 40-minutes time period.
A total of 6 matches per court are to be played which requires each match to be 5-minutes in duration to allow for player rotation in between matches. All players can be on court at the same time.
Link for instructions for ‘Team Round Robin’ tournament: http://www.tennisplayandstay.com/competition/group/team-round-robin.aspx
       

 

55-115 MINUTESFUN DOUBLES COMPETITION: Orange / Green ball
ACTIVITY Introduce ‘Up and Down’, a simple timed team doubles competition format using match tie-break scoring.
Calculate length of matches based on numbers in the groups and number of courts available e.g. if there are 12 players (a total of 6 pairs) and 3 courts available, all 6 pairs can be on court at the same time within the 40-minutes time period.
A total of 6 rounds of matches can be played per court which requires each match to be 5-minutes in duration to allow for the pairs to rotate in between matches.
A total of 6 rounds of matches can be played per court which requires each match to be 5-minutes in duration to allow for the pairs to rotate in between matches.
   

 

115-120 MINUTESCOURSE CONCLUSION
ACTIVITY 1. Thank and congratulate players for their work and progress
2. Ensure they have either Orange or Green balls to take home and practice
3. Sign them up for more sessions at Orange, Green or Yellow ball
4. Give contacts of other players at the club they can play with
5. Offer membership and other social opportunities
6. Sign them of for the next relevant competition
Repeat the last exercise but start on the Orange court, and progress to the full court with a Green ball.
   

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