Got a try out as a tennis coach for kids this weekend

NLBwell

Legend
Enjoy hanging out with the kids and teaching them stuff.
If they are little kid beginners make sure you ask them to do things that aren't too hard. Do things like toss the ball to them and have them hit the ball into the fence. (sometimes they will hit it over the fence, so think about what is on the other side of the fence). Have them hit it along the ground to each other. Have one of the kids toss the ball and have the other kid hit it. The pair that hits the most, or hits the most into a target area like in the court over the net or an area on the fence wins. Kids like to compete. Maybe even whomever picks up the most balls and puts them in the basket wins.
 

BetaServe

Professional
Kids are competitive and like to show off. So let them play games. Games like who hits the ball over the net gets one point and at the end we'll see who gets the most points
 

Curious

Legend
Teach them how to fist pump and shout “come on”. In the end it’s mostly mental. Keep a spare old racket on standby in case some want to take it further.
 

Dragy

Hall of Fame
Everything so that they have fun, and if they are not same level of ability, so that everyone has portion of fun. Use games with balls, racquets and court rather than teach them strokes. From just getting used to all the stuff progress to games related to basics. Anyway, make them move all class long - it's an activity first of all.

Ah eh and the forehand lag-release fo sure so that they have the correct habits from the day 1!
 

FiReFTW

Legend
First you need to be good with kids, and talk to them like kids not adults
Second you need to make it fun and like a game, kids enjoy it then, instead of a boring training
 

5sets

Professional
Smile. No, Seriously. If kids see you having fun they do the same.


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