Tennis

Toss, Volley and Catch Forehand

Toss the ball gently toward your racket, bounce it in the air softly, and catch the ball.  How many times can you catch the ball in 60 seconds? 

Tasha Graziani

Set up: Hold the racket in one hand and the ball in another.   

What to record and submit: Record the number of times you catch the ball after bouncing it to yourself in 60 seconds. 

Double Volley

How many times can you bounce the ball in the air back and forth using a racket in each hand in 60 seconds? 

Mike Graziani

Equipment needed: 2 tennis rackets (one in each hand), 1 tennis ball, timer/stopwatch.   

What to record and submit: Record the number of times you bounce the ball with each racket in 60 seconds.  Each hit counts as 1. 

Air Bouncing on Both Sides of Racket

How many times can you bounce the ball in the air while turning your racket over between each bounce in 60 seconds?

Maddie Graziani

Equipment needed: 1 tennis racket, 1 tennis ball, timer/stopwatch. 

Set up: Hold the racket in one hand and the ball in the other.  

What to record and submit: Record the number of times you bounce the ball in the air flipping the racket between each bounce for 60 seconds. 

Bouncing with a Partner

How many times can you and your partner take turns hitting the ball up and letting it bounce in 60 seconds.

Maddie & Tasha Graziani

Equipment needed: 1 tennis racket, 1 tennis ball, timer/stopwatch. 

Set up: Find a hard surface like a driveway, sidewalk or patio. You and a partner stand next to each other. 

What to record and submit: Record the number of times you hit the ball up, let it bounce and then your partner hits the ball up and lets it bounce and so on in 60 seconds. 

Bouncing with Racket while Standing Still

How many times can you bounce the ball with your racket in 60 seconds while standing still?

Tasha Graziani

Equipment needed: 1 tennis racket, 1 tennis ball, timer/stopwatch.  
 
Set up: Find a hard surface like a driveway, sidewalk or patio.  

What to record and submit: Record the number of times you bounce the ball on the ground in 60 seconds while standing still. 

For Doubles/Unified doubles

Athletes and partners competing in doubles, will each train and record individual scores separately at home. Once final scores are submitted, their individual scores will be combined for a “team score”. Make sure you have the correct spelling of your teammate’s first and last name. You’ll need it when you enter your doubles information online!

Stay Safe

Regular physical activity is vital for good physical, social and emotional health. While there is a risk of injury with any type of physical activity, the benefits of staying active far outweigh the risks. 

 
You can reduce your risk of exercise injury by: 

  • wearing the right shoes 
  • using the correct equipment 
  • drinking water and staying hydrated 
  • warming up and stretching properly 
  • being aware of your surroundings – always exercise and compete in a safe and level area clear of any obstacles or items 
  • maintaining social distancing rules (stay at least six feet away from others) 

  
Stop exercising and seek medical help if you experience symptoms such as: 

  • discomfort or pain 
  • chest pain or other pain that could indicate a heart attack, including pain in the neck and jaw, pain travelling down the arm or pain between the shoulder blades 
  • shortness of breath 
  • a rapid or irregular heartbeat