Big Ball Tennis

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Be the first team to score 25 points

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Manipulative Send

  • Strike

-Equipment List:

  • One huge (5 or 6 foot) D-Lite ball

  • One tennis net

-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Two teams of two-four players line up on either side of a net on a tennis court.

  • Players position themselves in a scattered formation.

  • One player in the back middle of the court holds the D-Lite ball.

  • The back line of the court is the service line.


  • The player with the ball hits the ball towards the net--other players can also hit it before it crosses over the net.

  • Each side can contact the ball as many times as they need before the ball goes over the net.

  • No player may strike the ball two times in a row.

  • If the ball hits the floor the other team scores a point and gets the service.

  • If the ball lands outsider the court that side scores a point and gets the service--or maybe keep walls in play.

-Questions & Notes:

  • Questions for understanding

  • Offensively, what are the best tactics to make it difficult for the defense to return the ball?

  • Defensively, what are the best tactics to be able to receive the ball most effectively?

Questions or comments? 

Please contact Dr. John Byl at:

 (905) 923-0938

212 Stonehenge Drive, Unit 50

Ancaster, Ontario

L9K 1N4


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