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Gameboards: A Big Hit for Tennis

October 4, 2011 12:59 PM
Gameboards are a fun, colorful way to keep kids hitting tennis balls, sharpening their skills.
Our gameboards are 8-foot by 8-foot (two pieces of 4-foot by 8-foot plywood) – the perfect size for our elementary school bunch. Primarily for tennis practice but conducive to improvising all sorts of fun games – hitting to a target – taking turns hitting with a partner, contests to see who can get the most consecutive hits. etc. They can also be used to develop throwing and catching skills for the very young ones. From there it’s an easy transition to racquet skills. Perfect for the child who wants to develop at his/her own pace and requires only the slightest supervision by the PE teacher who may have 20 other kids in her class.
PE teachers love’em! It’s one more great addition to playground equipment. It fits right in with the swings, the slide, and the basketball goal.

Our Gameboards are just one facet of our Reading for Racquets program at Dadeville Elementary School. We introduce the game of tennis in the same way most primary subjects are introduced in school – using a multidisciplinary approach: Tennis in art, tennis in reading, tennis activities day. etc. - not to mention tennis in PE class. In this way elementary children become familiar with a sport – its heroes, it’s history - that many of them are being introduced to for the first time.
Check out all the different facets of our program on our website: ReadingForRacquets.com.


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