Racquet to Wall

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To hit the ball against a wall with three challenges (off bounce, in air, with partner)--pickleball or tennis.

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Strike

-Equipment List:

  • One racquet (pickleball or tennis) per player.

-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Each player hold a ball and a racquet and stands 4-8 paces from a wall--depending on challenge.


  • Players strike the ball meeting various challenges:

  • Hit ball after one bounce on ground.

  • Hit ball in the air.

  • Hit ball off the wall to a partner with one bounce off ground.

-Questions & Notes:

  • Questions for Understanding:

  • Is it easier to hit a ball off a bounce off the ground or in the air? Why?

  • What increases success when hitting a ball off the ground or in the air?

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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