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When you are thinking about making a tennis lesson you should think about keeping young people involved

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PE coursework James Tittensor 10lc Tennis Introduction For my coursework I am going to plan a lesson, Say why warming up is so important, what the lines on the court mean and what areas of the body you need to warm up for tennis and write down tips on different types of tennis shots, e.g. forehand, 1 handed backhand and 2 handed back hand, volley, serve, drop shot and all the different grips for each shot Warm up Stretches should be done slowly and should NOT BE PAINFUL. For maximal efficiency: Hold 30 seconds and repeat 5 times, Minimal requirements: Hold 10 seconds and repeat 3 times Serves Big servers like Greg Rusedski can blast the ball at speeds in excess of 140mph. And top women like Venus Williams send it down at anything up to 120mph. To be successful in the modern game players have to have an effective serve. They have to be able to hit the ball hard but also with amazing accuracy. The more points you can take on your serve with service winners and aces, the harder you will be to beat. The techniques you should use when you are serving are, when you throw the ball up it should be vertical and should be able to land in front of you left foot, after your throw you should always keep the throwing arm up until you finish serving this gives you more reach, when you are ...read more.


It gives more power and control on return of serve and on strong shots, which are two crucial areas in the modern game. The technique you use is chopper grip or even a little bit more extreme turning your grip another half inch to the back of the handle you second hand is placed above locking in with your leading hand this hand is kept at right angles to your arm through the whole shot, you have to start with your racket head behind you facing the ground, as you do this you feel your shoulder pulling downwards, make contact with the ball slightly in front of you at knee height and follow through your stroke with a straight arm keeping the angle on the racket face the same until you finish high in front and to the right feeling the whole of your upper body turning with the shot. Slice backhand The racket head brushing down the back of the ball creates slice this is traditionally known as a defensive shot getting back strong serves and topspin shots. The spin creates a lower, flatter trajectory over the net and makes the ball stay low off the bounce. Henman is an exception to the rule as he uses his backhand slice to approach the net; the spin keeps the ball low forcing his opponents to hit up giving him an easier volley. ...read more.


One handed backhand use in between a customary grip and a chopper grip so you can get added reach and control Two-handed backhand This grip gives extra strength and control than a one-handed grip, especially for junior players. It is also easier to hit topspin. On the downside, it gives you less reach and you need more time to prepare than with a single-handed shot. Serve and volley Is a chopper grip It allows you to swing the racket head faster when serving, which is how to generate power and create spin. To find the grip, hold the racket as if you were using the edge of the racket frame as an axe, which should be the correct grip. Planning a lesson When you are thinking about making a tennis lesson you should think about keeping young people involved and not let anyone get bored or discouraged 5 minutes/ Job round court slowly, person at back runs to front then follows there after 5 minutes/Full stretches from head to feat 5-minutes/Racket warm up incorporating all strokes 10minutes/Head coach demonstrates the two different shots looped and straight then the pupils join in 10minutes/split into smaller groups and try all different grips and discuss who is comfortable with what 10minutes/using targets Introduce a scoring system to keep pupils focused on their task of aiming lobs in certain places 5 minutes/Cool down 5 minutes/Go over where the pupils can improve and where they are doing well ...read more.

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