Kids Tennis Coaching
The early introduction of kids to both organised and unorganised physical activity is a major step to kick-starting a lifetime of healthy choices. There are loads of sports and hobbies available, and tennis is a great sport for kids of any age.
Tennis is a game that can be enjoyed for a lifetime so what better time to start than at a young age. If you’re looking to involve your kids in some form of organised sport here a few reasons why tennis might be the right choice.
- It’s a lifelong game
- It’s a family sport – kids can play with their parents, siblings (and even their grand parents!)
- It’s a sport that builds self-confidence and discipline
- It’s sport that teaches about fair play and good sportsmanship
- It’s non-contact, which lowers the chance of picking up injuries
- It’s excellent for speed, agility and hand-eye coordination
- It’s loads of fun!
The goal is to develop a love of the game, not just a skilled player. Kids who don’t love their tennis coaching or competition will eventually burnout and move onto a more compelling activity.
Here are our five tips to parents for getting kids excited about the sport.
1. Keep it fun
A kid’s life revolves around play and game-centered activities so the best way to maintain their interest and focus when playing tennis is to cater for exactly that. Whilst correct technique and the tennis fundamentals are important aspects at the beginning of your child’s tennis journey of equal importance is letting them explore with fun activities and games. Signing up to an ANZ Hot Shots program is a great way to ensure they get the best of both worlds.
2. Join in with them
One of the reasons your kids will love tennis so much is it is a game that can be played by everyone and with the whole family. What better way to develop your kid’s tennis skills than with a hit together.
Read our previous blogs to make sure you are using the right balls, right sizes court and appropriately sized racquets to make sure your are aiding and not hindering their learning experience.
3. Make sure it is active
Keep them moving! Waiting in lines and standing still reduces not only the amount of practice your kids get but also reduces their enjoyment levels. Kids love to move and play so make sure you find a program that encourages movement and activity throughout.
4. Add Friends to the mix
Kids love to play with their friends. This is one reason why group tennis lessons are so popular with young children as it provides them with an opportunity to explore and learn new skills whilst also socialising with friends.
5. Let them make decisions
Allowing your kids a choice in what they do provides them with a sense of independence and responsibility as well.
We trust that a positive tennis experience will lead to a love of the game later in life even if they do not pursue it during their teenage years.
About one third of all participants between 10 and 17 years of age withdraw from organised sport programs every year. Burnout and early specialisation are attributed to be the leading causes of this.
Kids Tennis Coaching
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