Get to Know your Tennis Racquet: Grips

There are many different ways to hold a tennis racquet – often it depends on shot selection and style of play. When you’re introducing your child to the sport you need to keep it simple: palms up and palms down.

  • Palms Up – fingers face the sky
  • Palms Down – knuckles face the sky

These two grips will help to familiarize kids with using both sides of their racquet. Be prepared for some backlash later on when they find out you tricked them into learning their forehand (palms up) and backhand (palms down) strokes and they were playing “real tennis” all along. Continue reading “Get to Know your Tennis Racquet: Grips”


Progressive Tennis: Setting Your Child Up for Success

What is Progressive Tennis?

Progressive Tennis introduces the sport of tennis in a fun and interactive way and ensures immediate success for young players aged 5-10. Using modified tennis balls, racquets, nets and courts, young players are properly equipped to enjoy rallies and learn the fundamentals of the game early on. Skills are developed much quicker, allowing for an easy transition to full court.” – Tennis Canada

How Can YOU Use Progressive Tennis?

In the spirit of this blog being a resource on how to teach tennis on a budget – the only purchase that is absolutely necessary are the modified tennis balls. The types of modified tennis balls include: Continue reading “Progressive Tennis: Setting Your Child Up for Success”

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