Hello, awesome volunteer! Let’s chat about lesson plans and why being prepared is like having a superhero plan for your tennis coaching journey, even if you’re new to tennis. Lesson plans are like magical maps that guide you through your coaching adventure, making sure you have a fun and successful time on the tennis court!

Having a lesson plan is super important because it helps you stay organized and focused during your coaching sessions. It’s like having a special recipe that ensures your tennis activities are engaging and full of excitement, just like a fun treasure hunt!

With a lesson plan, you know exactly what to do and when to do it. It’s like having a secret guide that keeps you on track and makes you feel confident in your coaching skills, even if you’re just starting.

But here’s the secret sauce: Lesson plans let you be creative too! You can add cool drills, games, and activities to make the tennis experience super enjoyable for your players. It’s like having your own magical touch to create memorable tennis moments!

So, my dear volunteer, remember that lesson plans are your superpower to be an awesome tennis coach. It keeps you prepared, organized, and ready to rock every coaching session with a big smile. Let me know if you have any questions, and let’s embrace the magic of lesson plans and make your tennis coaching journey an unforgettable adventure!

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Sample 1: 1hr lesson (view PDF)

6:00PM – 6:05PM Class overview/ Homework review
6:05PM – 6:10PM Dynamic Warmup
6:10PM – 6:20PM Drill 1 (and 2)
6:20PM – 6:25PM Water break
6:25PM – 6:35PM Tennis game incorporating the drill
6:35PM – 6:40PM Water break
6:40PM – 6:50PM Physical activity / game
6:50PM – 6:57PM Static Stretching
6:57PM – 7:00PM Class review / Homework

Sample 2: 1.5hrs lesson (view PDF)

6:00PM – 6:05PM Class overview/ Homework review
6:05PM – 6:10PM Dynamic Warmup
6:10PM – 6:25PM Drill 1
6:25PM – 6:30PM Water break
6:30PM – 6:45PM Drill 2
6:45PM – 6:50PM Water break
6:50PM – 7:00PM Tennis game incorporating the drill
7:00PM – 7:05PM Water break
7:10PM – 7:20PM Physical activity / game
7:20PM – 7:27PM Static Stretching
7:27PM – 7:30PM Class review / Homework

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6:00PM – 6:05PM Class overview/ Homework review
6:05PM – 6:10PM Dynamic Warmup
6:10PM – 6:25PM Drill 1
6:25PM – 6:30PM Water break
6:30PM – 6:45PM Tennis game incorporating the drill
6:45PM – 6:50PM Water break
6:50PM – 7:00PM Physical activity / game
7:00PM – 7:05PM Water break
7:10PM – 7:20PM Match Play
7:20PM – 7:27PM Static Stretching
7:27PM – 7:30PM Class review / Homework

Let’s talk about dynamic warmups and why they are super important before starting any tennis session. Dynamic warmups are like a special secret weapon to get your body all set and ready for action!

Instead of regular static stretches where you hold still, dynamic warmups involve moving your body while you stretch. It’s like doing fun exercises that wake up your muscles and make them all warm and ready to play tennis!

Now, here’s why they are crucial: Dynamic warmups help prevent injuries and make your body perform at its best. They get your heart pumping and your blood flowing, which is like waking up your muscles and telling them, “Hey, it’s game time, let’s do this!”

Dynamic warmups also improve your flexibility, balance, and coordination, just like how a superhero gets stronger with every mission. They make you feel light on your feet and ready to hit the tennis court like a pro!

So, my dear volunteer, before you start any tennis session, remember to do those cool dynamic warmups. They’re like your secret power-up, making sure you play safely, have a blast, and perform at your absolute best. It’s like having your very own superhero training session! Let’s rock those dynamic warmups and have an amazing time on the tennis court!

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Click here for examples of Dynamic Warmups

Let’s dive into the world of tennis drills and discover why they are so important, even if you’re new to tennis. Think of tennis drills as fun and exciting games that help you become a tennis pro in no time!

Tennis drills are like special exercises that focus on different parts of playing tennis. They help you practice and improve your skills, just like how you practice riding a bike to become a master at it.

Now, here’s why they are super important: Tennis drills help you learn the ABCs of tennis, like hitting the ball, moving around the court, and serving like a champ. They make you feel more confident and ready to take on any tennis challenge!

These drills are like having a secret training session with a friendly coach. They give you a chance to repeat the moves over and over, which makes your brain and body remember how to do them better and better.

Even if you’ve never played tennis before, doing these cool drills will make you feel like a tennis superstar in no time! They’re like magical keys that unlock your tennis potential and help you have a blast on the court!

So, my dear volunteer, don’t be shy to try tennis drills. They’re like your secret weapon to becoming an ace at tennis, and you’ll have so much fun practicing. Let’s hit the court and enjoy the wonderful world of tennis drills together! πŸŒŸπŸŽΎπŸ†

Click here for examples of Tennis Drills

Imagine tennis games like exciting adventures that make you fall in love with the sport!

Tennis games are important because they help you practice your tennis skills in a playful and enjoyable way. It’s like learning while having a blast! These games make you feel more confident and comfortable on the tennis court, just like how playing your favorite games makes you feel happy and excited.

But here’s the secret sauce: Tennis games should be FUN! Imagine playing games where you get to hit the ball over the net, run around the court like a ninja, and celebrate every point with a big smile. It’s like having a party on the tennis court!

Having fun in tennis games makes you more motivated to keep learning and improving. It’s like finding your own tennis groove and falling in love with the sport! Plus, fun games create a friendly and positive atmosphere, making it easier for everyone to enjoy playing together.

So, my dear volunteer, remember that tennis games are your magical way to learn and have an unforgettable time on the court. Embrace the fun, enjoy the journey, and let’s play tennis games that will make you feel like a tennis superstar! πŸŒŸπŸŽΎπŸŽ‰

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Here are some resources:

11 Fun Tennis Fames for Kids from Kid Activies

20 Exciting Tennis Games for Kids from OhMyClassroom

100 Fun Tennis Games for Coaching and Camps by Be Gr8 at Tennis

Let’s have a chat about why fitness is incredibly important, not only in tennis but also in your overall life. Imagine it as a key that unlocks a world of benefits for your body and mind.

First off, staying fit helps you have more energy and stamina to do everyday activities. It’s like having a superpower that keeps you going strong throughout the day, whether you’re playing tennis, doing chores, or even just having fun with friends.

Fitness is like a superhero for your health. It keeps your heart strong and your muscles and bones healthy, making you less likely to get sick or injured. Plus, when you’re fit, you’ll feel more confident and comfortable in your own skin.

But wait, there’s more! Being physically active also has magical effects on your brain. It improves your memory, focus, and problem-solving skills, making you sharper and smarter in everything you do.

And guess what? Fitness isn’t just about working out in the gym. You can make it fun and exciting by playing sports, dancing, biking, or even going for a walk in nature. It’s like finding your own adventure to stay fit and happy!

So, my dear volunteer, I encourage you to embrace fitness in your life. Even if you’re new to tennis or any sport, being active will bring you loads of joy and amazing health benefits. It’s like discovering your inner superhero, ready to conquer any challenge life throws your way. So let’s embark on this fantastic fitness journey together and unleash the best version of yourself! πŸŒŸπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸŽΎ

Click here for more examples of fun excercises

Think of static stretching as super cool exercises that help your body feel relaxed and flexible, just like doing yoga poses!

Static stretching is when you hold a stretch in one position for a little while, like reaching for your toes and holding it there. It’s like giving your muscles a little vacation to loosen up and feel all cozy!

Now, here’s why it’s super important: Static stretching helps improve your flexibility, making you feel like a superhero who can move with ease. It’s like unlocking your body’s secret superpower to reach higher and bend like a rubber band!

When you do static stretching before playing tennis, it prepares your muscles and joints to move smoothly on the court. It’s like having a warm-up session that gets your body ready for all the fun tennis action!

But here’s the trick: Remember to do static stretching after your tennis session too! It’s like a superhero cooldown that helps your muscles relax and prevents any soreness after playing.

So, my dear volunteer, don’t forget the magic of static stretching. It’s your secret weapon to stay flexible, prevent injuries, and feel fantastic during and after your tennis adventure. Let’s stretch and make your body happy like a playful ninja! πŸŒŸπŸ§˜β€β™‚οΈπŸŽΎ

Click here for examples of Static Streching for tennis

Welcome to the SPT Volunteer Coaches Program! 🎾🌟

If you’re a high school student with a passion for tennis and want to make a positive impact on others, this program is just for you! As an intermediate-level tennis player, you have the skills to become a superhero coach for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Our program focuses on empowering you with the knowledge and confidence to organize and conduct tennis lessons specially designed for intellectually disabled athletes.

You’ll learn inclusive coaching techniques that foster empathy, communication, and adaptability, creating meaningful and impactful tennis experiences for our athletes.

So, whether you’re a tennis-loving student or a supportive parent, join us on this exciting journey of making a difference through tennis! Together, we’ll create a nurturing and inclusive environment on the tennis court, where everyone can experience the joy and magic of the game. Let’s swing into action and be a part of something truly amazing! 🎾🌟🌈

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