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Summer Camp : Week 8 : Tuesday
Morning camp on Tuesday focused on serves and returns. Below are a few pictures of the group learning how to properly serve and the correct footwork and movement involved in the return-of-serve. After about an hour of tennis, the ominous clouds finally burst, and the group was forced into the fitness center.
Coach Claire set up a path to help the kids understand where to start, and how to move, to return a serve. She explained that you start in the ready position on the red dot, and then move forward and follow the path to the left or right depending on where the ball is hit.
Sarah O'Malley started in the ready position on the red dot, and moved forward, like Coach Claire said.
Then, Sarah showed where she would go for a forehand return.
Coach John works on the correct serve grip while the other kids practice serving.
Max Schmidhauser sticks out his tongue as he sets up for a serve.
When the rain hit, the afternoon group moved inside for fitness, footwork, and core work.
Jeff Offerdahl starts the group on the ladders.
Coach Strecker calls this one 'scissors'.
Coach Strecker explains exactly how to do the footwork drill.