Big Ball Tennis
Be the first team to score 25 points
-Fundamental Movement Skills:
One huge (5 or 6 foot) D-Lite ball
One tennis net
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?