An Excellent Teaching Tool Approved by the USTA and Created to Enhance Interest in a Lifetime Sport
Tennis Skillastics® provides children the opportunity to experience the game of tennis in a fun, non-threatening and structured environment. It is a powerful, collaborative learning activity that increases children’s curiosity when picking up a racquet for the first time. The 26 developmentally appropriate activities include a mixture of tennis skills for individual improvement, partner and team participation. These exercise games are developmentally appropriate for all kids. Aligned with the National Physical Education Standards and HEPA AfterSchool Guidelines, Tennis Skillastics® increases hand/eye coordination, improves fine and gross motor control, and fosters team-building and social skills.
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A perfect complement to the USTA’s kids’ tennis clubs and school programs. Tennis Skillastics inspires interest in this sport through activities such as roundabout, balancing at, and racquet quickness. The detailed manual includes class management techniques that makes teaching tennis easy even without a net.
- Physical Education
- After School and 21st Century Learning Programs
- Expanded Learning Programs
- Kids Tennis Clubs
- Tennis Camps
- 3rd – 8th Grade
Tennis Skillastics® Includes:
- One (1), 5’ x 7’ Durable Activity Mat
- Six (6), 20” x 27” Durable Miniature Mats
- Twenty-Six (26), Laminated 5” x 7” Task Cards (for practice and familiarization)
- Full Curriculum containing National PE Standards Alignment, Assessments, Rubrics, & Lesson Plans (Download)
- Instructional DVD (Children demonstrate all 26 activities) (Download)
- Six (6), Multi-Colored Foam Die
- Six (6), Multi-Colored Beanbag Markers
- Detailed Colored Instructional Manual (Download)
- Convenient Nylon Backpack Storage Bag
Tennis Skillastics® Highlight Video
Shelby Rhyne –
Tennis Skillastics is our go-to activity for fun family friendly tennis activities at community festivals, for warm-ups before Junior Team Tennis matches, and handling large groups of players on the playgroound or gym at schools. You do not need to have tennis courts or nets to play. The activity cards are easy to understand. The play mats are heavy vinyl and long lasting for use both indoors and out.
When our middle school kids tennis club was rained off the courts, we set up a challenge round of Tennis Skillastics in the biology lab using youth rackets and foam balls. What a blast! Tennis Skillasticsis an important part of our youth tennis outreach in Rockingham County. Add this to your PE closet it or community tennis association tool kit to show everyone just how much fun tennis can be. Shelby Rhyne, Executive Director, Rockingham County Tennis Association
Christina Matz , Physical Education Teacher , Portville Central School –
I had the opportunity to use Tennis Skillastics at a workshop. This product is amazing. It would be very beneficial in a Physical Education class. It allows students to improve their tennis skills while having fun. This product has three levels of challenges to help target all levels of ability. Great activity for small space. Equipment that comes with the kit is all very durable.
Amy Prior –
The Tennis Skillastics is a great addition to my Tennis Unit. I am limited in space so the Tennis Skillastics allows me to add 6 additional “courts” when my students are in Physical Education. As students move through the regulation tennis courts in a Round Robin tournament format, groups will rotate through the Tennis Skillastics too. This alleviates groups of students standing around waiting for an open court and allows students to work on their tennis skills during their down time. Often times students enjoy the Tennis Skillastics more than actually playing in their tennis match.
This product is very helpful when you have players at different levels of abilities. Very fast paced to avoid kids getting bored.