Participate in “In the Hoop” to improve agility, eye-hand coordination, and warm-up the body.
Participate in Fitness Cookie Jar Exchange to improve strength, agility, flexibility, aerobic and muscular endurance levels.
Demonstrate cooperative skills and tennis skills while playing Four Player Figure 8 Rally.
Demonstrate knowledge of rules and etiquette while playing a tennis match using skills learned throughout the unit.
NATIONAL STANDARDS: 1 – 5
Introductory Activity (2-3 Minutes)
In the Hoop
Place hoops on the ground on different places on the court.
Each student drop hits a ball using a forehand drive and tries to place ball in any hoop.
Using Whistle Mixer or squads make groups of 3.
Place 2-3 groups of 3 at each baseline.
Collect balls after each student finishes drop hitting.
Student selects own hoop(s) to use as target.
Fitness Development (8-12 Minutes)
Fitness Cookie Jar Exchange
Jog around the Gym.
Crab walk forward and backward between cones.
Jog and shake hands with 8 different people.
Carioca (grapevine) step around a court going each direction.
Jog backwards around the Gym and “high 5” 4 other people.
Perform a mirroring activity with your partner.
Execute maximum number of curl-ups/push-ups.
Perform the coffee grinder on each side.
Execute maximum reverse push-ups.
Jump rope at a Hot Peppers rate.
Use management game to create partners.
Direct each partner set to pick a card from the “Cookie Jar.”
Create music intervals with 35 seconds of music for activity followed by a 10 second silence for picking a new card and changing activities.
Lesson Focus (15-20 Minutes)
Rules and Etiquette Rally and Play Tennis
Discuss rules and etiquette of game. Give handout for homework. Use Whistle Mixer to create groups of 4 per court. Direct students to Rally the ball to each other practicing all strokes.
Closing Activity (5 Minutes)
Four Player Figure 8 Rally
Assign two players to hit all forehands and the other two all backhands. Right-handed players should be assigned forehands when they are stationed in the deuce court (right side when facing the net) and backhands when in the ad court. Left-handed players are given opposite directions.
Forehands DOWN THE LINE, Backhands CROSSCOURT, Backhands DOWN THE LINE, and Forehands CROSSCOURT.
Direct students to play. Partners should stand close together. Length of court can be increased gradually as players’ skills improve. Each of the four players is practicing a different shot. Rotate them through all four positions so that they will try all shots.
Evaluation/Review and Cheer
Review important rules of tennis. What was important to do to make the Four Player Figure 8 Rally successful? Cheer: 2, 4, 6, 8 Playing tennis is so great!