Whether it’s your living room, kitchen, backyard or driveway – there are plenty of ways to stay active and play tennis at home.
Each Thursday USTA Florida will share some activities, drills, and games from NetGeneration.com/TennisAtHome, so you can practice your skills from the comfort of your home and stay on top of your game.
We know tennis never stops, so we’re here to help keep the fun going. Florida residents, we encourage you to participate in our #TennisAtHome #FloridaTennis social media contest. Share with us how you’re staying active with the hashtags #TennisAtHome and #FloridaTennis, and you could win a $50 gift card! For the official entry rules click here and be sure to like and follow @ustaflorida on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more details on how you can play and win.
Grab a partner and try this activity to work on hand-eye coordination, core strength and shoulder stability. You can start by passing the ball back and forth on your hands and knees. Once you have built up the strength, try moving to a full plank position. Be sure to listen to your body and take breaks as needed.
Make Your Own Net
No court to play on at home? No problem! Make your own net at home using regular items from around the house. Chairs, banners, bikes, toys, cones… it’s all fair game! Get creative, but make sure to ask for permission from a parent or guardian first.
Your ready position, contact point and swing path are all put to the test with this activity. Use whatever materials you have it home to create a barrier. Once you are comfortable with lobster trap, you can make it more challenging by hitting it back to your partner.
100 Fast Jumping Jacks
One of the best things about working with a partner is sharing the work. Mike and Bob Bryan, the winningest doubles team of all time and 2012 Olympic gold medalists, show you how it’s done. Grab a parent or sibling and sharpen your skills by reaching 100 jumping jacks.
Net Generation aims to inspire the next generation of tennis players by embracing all aspects of youth play for kids ages 5-18. The objective of Net Generation is to provide a child-friendly, safe connection to the sport, as well as a platform to celebrate individuality and self-expression. Net Generation makes it easier for kids and their parents to learn about tennis and get into the game in schools, parks and tennis clubs across the country.
Need more ideas to play at home? Click the button below for a full list of fun activities and drills.