Tennis for Children:
School’s back, serve’s up, kids!
Parents are often more excited and apprehensive than their children about this time of year. We ask ourselves the truly important questions: Are they going to make friends? Will they like their new teachers? How is the two handed backhand developing? At Ankle Biters Tennis we meet new little tennis players and say goodbye to the one’s off to ‘big kids school.’
Here are some things to remember:
- A smile goes a long way.
- Children are more adaptive than we think.
- The child’s biggest smile of the day is when you are there.
- The child’s second biggest smile of the day happens when the Ankle Biters Tennis coach walks into the room!
- The next smile usually has something to do with chicken nuggets, but we’ll never know.
Tennis is a wonderful way to offer your child emotional comfort in a new location with new teachers, friends and surroundings. Even if the child is in the same school, they often have moved to a new classroom with new friends. But that smile still shines when “The Tennis Guy” walks in!
An exciting break from their daily routine, tennis can make a child happy for the moment or even the rest of the day. A specialized tennis program can boost self-esteem, create good healthy exercise habits and even introduce a young child to a strong role model.
Tennis can be that special positive addition to a child’s life for which parents are always searching. So, serve up a plan to add tennis to your child’s schedule and watch how their physical coordination improves along with their individual confidence!
Good luck, and remind your child of Rule #1 for Ankle Biters Tennis:
Never try to hit the ball with your face!