Object control Lesson 6: Racket control
- I can display individual balancing/striking skills usign a 'racquet'
- I can display the skills of 'serving and returning' with others
- I can apply skills to work with and against others
What you need
- One pair of socks per person
- Something to use as a racquet i.e. a frying pan or a book
- Something to use as a net (we used a bench)
- 4 baskets/tubs
Activity 1: Individual skills
- Can we do the following on our racket:
- Balance our socks?
- Bounce our socks up?
- Bounce our socks while turning our racket?
Activity 2 - Serving
- Place three different sized boxes on the floor
- Can we underhand strike our 'ball' into each box?
- If so, take a step back and repeat!
- An alternative apporach to serving is you can work with the box you feel comfortable with (works well for different ages)
- Or use socks to make a larger target square on the floor to make it easier
Activity 3 - Rallying
- In pairs, can we mantain a rally using our 'rackets' and socks?
- A rally is continuously stirking the ball between each other without the 'ball' hitting the floor
- Once the rally is over, the number of strikes is your score
- Can you beat your score next time?
- Add a 'net' and rally over the net
Activity 4: Rally match
- Rally for 5 shots
- After 5 shots, it turns into a 'tennis match'
- If the ball touches the floor on your opponents side, you score a point
- Who can reach 10 points first?
Progression: Bonus zones
- Place two baskets on each side of the court
- If the 'ball' lands in the bonus zones, you score two points! (rewarding our striking accuracy)