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Using Games and Competition to Make Tennis Fun for De By Ray Josephs ennis is one of the most technical sports to learn. Unlike basketball or soccer where someone can pick up a ball



and play right away, it will take a young child up to a year or more to develop the skills to engage in realistic competition. In addition to that, we are fighting for children’s attention against video games available on every smartphone and tablet. Because of this, it is important as coaches to figure out ways to

New York Tennis Magazine • March/April 2017 •

make the learning process fun at the beginning stages of tennis. I come from a very technical teaching background and strongly believe that every child should be taught the very best FUNdamentals as early as possible. You never know which kids will become the next great

New York Tennis Magazine March / April 2017  
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