Rally with one or two bounces
The child will mini-rally with the parent over a line or low obstacle. This
could be a string or rope tied between two chairs, a ladder or a portable net.
Foam balls are best because they move slowly through the air and travel a
limited distance. You can rally using one or two bounces.
Pair up with your child on either side of the net. The parent self-rallies (tap
up and bounce) the ball once and hits it over the net. The child does the same
self-rally (tap up and bounce) before hitting it over the net. This could be
done with one; two or three self-rallies and can be done on both the forehand
and backhand sides.
Be creative with your rallies with your child. For example, you can both hit the
ball high in the air, low and just over the net, standing on one foot, hitting
all balls with two hands on the racquet, hitting with only one hand on the
racquet or skipping to get into position for the hit. Keep the ball in play as
long as possible.
Nerf Football Throw
Nerf footballs are softer, smaller and lighter and are excellent for developing
the proper overhand serving motion. Throw the Nerf football back and forth with
your child using the overhand throwing motion and try for a tight spiral after