Half Court Tennis is the first step in Progressive Tennis. The path to successful Half Court Tennis will require a period of skill development where basic coordination and cooperative activities will lead to the development of basic Ball Controls and Fundamentals. Students will learn how to start the point and progress from discontinuous rally to continuous rally over the series of sessions.
Practices will start with warm up activities, then throw tennis games, then intro strokes; could be with partner throwing or self fed ball, if with partners then self fed ball to partner who catches and self feeds back. Introduce over hand throw for service motion. Physical aspects are moving to the ball to catch, and throwing motion; both underhand and overhand. Tactical aspects are understanding the dimensions of the court. Technical aspects are grips, set up, and impact point. Psychological aspects are being a good sport and co-operative play.
Practices later in the session could progress with physical co-ordination, movement to catch/hit the ball, and throwing/serving action. Tactical elements such as where to serve, outlast the opponent , and how to move the opponent may be introduced. Introduction to Technical Fundamentals on the volley, ie grips, set up, and impact point. Psychological elements such as fair play, and competition.