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Offline love tennis

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Beginning tennis class
« on: March 06, 2006, 09:27:12 PM »
I am about to teach a beginning level tennis unit in physical education to 6-9 year olds. Is it best to start teaching the closed or open stance? Do you have any suggestions on what I should start with the first day or two?

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Beginning tennis class
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2006, 09:57:29 PM »
That is an interesting question.  I am much better off teaching those who have a tennis foundation.  I would personally just let them start hitting balls and get the feel for how a ball bounces, where they need to stand etc.  As they get use to some of those things I would start moving them into the direction of decent form.  I would start with a closed traditional stance I guess.
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2006, 10:30:19 PM »
Quote from: "Tennis4you"
That is an interesting question.  I am much better off teaching those who have a tennis foundation.  I would personally just let them start hitting balls and get the feel for how a ball bounces, where they need to stand etc.  As they get use to some of those things I would start moving them into the direction of decent form.  I would start with a closed traditional stance I guess.


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