-Tennis begins with love.
I bought Cason a Sponge Bob tennis racket at Target the other day …It was 17.99.
What a deal right?
Daddy pictured here is former Wimbledon mens double tennis player.
It goes without saying that he would love his son to enjoy the game as much as he does.
(He has made a life long career out of it)
It really is a social sport for all ages.
It is something you can do as a family and great exercise!
Scott Melville (Daddy) has one important tip to get your child started…
Make it fun!
If they are having fun they will want to play again.
At this age success is important too. If they fail they will quit.
Keep the goals for your little one reasonable.
They can practice throwing the tennis ball back and forth without the racket in the beginning.
Offer a treat if they get 5 balls over the net. ( out of 75)
I have found with our son, just throwing him balls in the street without a net even around is great fun.
He also uses the lighter balls that are low compression.
This makes it much easier for a young child to hit the ball successfully.
I asked Scott what was the one thing he is constantly saying to his young tennis players…
WATCH THE BALL!
Tennis is an addiction that once it has truly hooked a man will not let him go.