Originally Posted by tennis5
My son has never skipped rope. Tried 2 times, and gave up.
How often should a junior skip rope a week? For how long a session?
Because leg muscles are quite tough, they can be worked more than upper body muscles. He has to listen to his body, if he skipped yesterday and his muscles are sore, he shouldn't skip again until he has healed. People heal at different rates, depending on age. Three times per week is good, if it's a routine you're after.
Some people naturally have a bounce in their step around the court, I'm not saying skipping is essential for everyone.
Have your child watch this video over and over, focus only on his feet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2fi2o4k7XU