Tennis resources for schools

We might not be able to come together to compete in the School Games, but young people from across Bucks and MK can still test and develop their skills across a whole host of sports. Below you’ll find Football activities that can be completed at home or at school.

These activities and resources have been developed by the network of School Games Organisers across Bucks and MK, working hard to ensure every young person can still enjoy and benefit from competitive sport and physical activities.

 

Click here to view or download the pdf of the Primary level Tennis challenges or view below.

Click here to download the pdf of the Secondary level Tennis challenges or view below.

 

 

Challenge 1 – Egg and spoon

(just for primary level)

 

Equipment

  • Tennis racket / baking tray / frying pan book
  • Tennis ball / small soft ball / rolled up socks / small teddy

 

Instructions

1.Stand up

2.Place your “ball” on your “racket” and hold in front of you at waist height.

3.Using 2 hands, lift your racket above your head, then down to the ground and back to waist height.

 

Scoring

How many times can you complete the sequence in 2 minutes.

You get 1 point every time you successfully move your racket & ball above your head, down to the floor and back to your waist.

If the ball falls off, that sequence does not count.

 

Top tips

  • Hold your racket with 2 hands.
  • Take your time, do not rush

 

Challenge 2 – Forehand Drop Shot

(for primary and secondary level)

 

Equipment

  • Tennis racket / baking tray / frying pan book
  • Tennis ball / small soft ball / rolled up socks / small teddy x 4
  • Basket / bucket / target
  • Cone or tin to use as a marker

 

Instructions

Place your basket on the floor and take 3 strides and place down your marker.

Standing at the marker, hit the ball underarm into the bucket.  Hit the ball before it bounces.

Once you have hit all 4 balls, collect them and try again.

 

Scoring

You have 2 minutes to see how many balls you can get in the bucket.

You can only have 4 balls, so you must collect them after every 4 attempts.

Always hit the ball from your marker.

You get 1 point for every ball that lands in the basket.

 

Top tips

  • The bigger your target the easier it will be.
  • When you hit the ball make sure your racket face is facing the target.

 

Challenge 3 – Underarm and overarm throw

(for primary and secondary level)

 

Equipment

  • Tennis racket / baking tray / frying pan book
  • Tennis ball / small soft ball / rolled up socks / small teddy x 4
  • Basket / bucket / target
  • Cone or tin to use as a marker x 2

 

Instructions

1.Place your basket on the floor, take 3 strides and put a marker 1 down, take 3 more strides and put marker 2 down.  Place 3 balls at each marker.

2.Stand at marker 1 and throw each ball underarm into the bucket.

3.Move to marker 2 and throw each ball overarm into the bucket.

 

Scoring

You score 1 point for every ball that lands in the bucket.   You have 2 minutes to see how many points you can score.

After you have thrown all 6 balls, you must retrieve them, put them back on the markers and go again.

 

Top tips

  • Make sure the palm of your hand is facing the bucket when you let go of the ball

 

Enter your best score in the Virtual School Games competition

You can pitch your best effort against other young people from across Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. Enter your score for any of the challenges via our online form and you’ll be in with the chance to win a School Games metal and virtual certificate.

To submit an entry for any of these resource challenges please click here to complete the competition entry form. 

 

Interested in more ways to move?

Enjoyed using this Football resource? There are a number of other activities to try, click links below to find out more.

 

Click here to view the Primary level activity pack. 

Click here to view the Secondary level activity pack. 

 

Athletics

Boccia

Cricket

Football

Gymnastics

Tri-Golf