Sunday, August 16, 2015

Sports Camp, Week 6, Tennis

We missed two weeks of sports camp because of vacation. We were gone for one Monday and since we got home late the following Sunday we just weren’t ready to go the next morning. We did make it back last Monday though and both kids were happy to find out that the sport of the day was tennis. Yep, you read that right, both kids.

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The kids began by running across the court and then the coach gave them their own ball and racquet and some terminology to go with it. Once they’d been given the rundown there were told to try to just hit their ball with their racquet.

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There was a lot of chasing of balls going on.

After about 5 minutes of running after their ball they were told to try to balance their ball on top of their racquet while crossing the court end to end. Harper had a really hard time and just couldn’t get the hang of it so I showed him how to cheat. (Good parenting right there, people! Take notes!) If you wanna cheat like us all you have to do is hold onto the handle with one hand and with the other hand hold the top of the racquet. It’s just about fool proof I tell ya!

They got to practice hitting the ball while trying to hit the ceiling and then she pulled out a little net for them to practice hitting the ball over. Surprisingly most of the kids were able to clear the net at least a few times. I was busy helping both of my own kids so I don’t have video to share this week, but I’d have to say that this may have been a favorite sport for both of them.

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At the end of class both kids anxiously awaited their turn to choose a stamp.

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