On Saturday 16th Jul two pupils from the Saturday 9:00am group, brother and sister Naomi and Ethan became the first getin2tennis pupils to achieve their red 5 rally awards! Well done you two! on to Red 10 rally awards!
What are the Red Rally Awards ?
The Highland Spring Mini Tennis Red Awards have been designed for players between the ages of 5 and 8 years old to help mini players take part in exciting exercises with regular rewards which encourage them to develop their tennis skills at a pace that suits them.
Mini Red players progress through different levels by aquiring new skills and taking part in exercises. There are four levels in Mini Red: Red 5, Red 10, Red 15, Red 20.
Within each of the four levels, Mini Red players learn and are tested on four important skills:
Rally – Learning and developing rallying skills
Serve – Learning and developing serving skills
Come to the net – Learning and developing movement forwards and volleying
Score and Compete – Learning the rules, how to score, how to compete and fair play
The Highland Spring Mini Tennis Red Awards can be completed with a sponge or a felt ball.
Within the Mini Tennis Red Awards there are:
Key teaching points – these are technical points to be aware of, which can be built into lessons as areas of development, but they should not all be used at the same time.
Movement – movement skills are vital for development and are written into each Awards skill exercise.
Mental skills – are vital for all round game development and are written into each Awards skill exercise.
These are a great way to get kids improving their game