5 - 8 Years Old Red Ball Group
( 36ft Court; 19”-23” Racket; 31.5”-33″ Net height)
Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday
Now any child between ages 5 and 8 can start playing tennis almost immediately-even if he or she has never picked up a racket before.
8 & Under Tennis is a new format to help kids 8 and under learn and play the game. To make it easier for them, we changed a few things. The court sizes, the racket sizes, the balls, the scoring system and even the net height have all changed.
Which means that even more kids will have the opportunity to experience this new format, to learn how to play, have fun playing with their friends and develop skills that will become the foundation of their game. GSM Tennis Experience being the only official & authorized tennis provider in this area as part of the "Net Generation", a new format which USTA implemented nationwide.
Mentally, emotionally and socially, children of this age are very active, cannot concentrate on one thing for very long, and are curious about new ideas. The key skills that need to be developed for
5 - 8 years old are:
We are focusing on * Develop Gross Basic Motor Skills * Body/Eye Coordination * Agility * Static and Dynamic Balance * Simple and more Complex Body/Eye Coordination and Speed * Flexibility * Running forward and backward, Jumping and Skipping * Twisting, Turning and Sliding * Throwing overhand, Rolling and Catching balls with both hands * Hitting and Kicking large and light balls in a straight line * Handling different types of equipment * Developing Strength (their own body weight) * Reaction and Tracking skills.
* Reinforce Gross Basic Motor Skills* Simple and more Complex Body/Eye Coordination
* On court movements and stroke development * Terminology will also be reinforced.