“Line up room 20, were going to teneis”. Said my teacher Mrs Nua as we were getting ready to go to Tennis. “ I’m so excited about teneis”. I said to my friend Jane. She wasn’t so sure if she wanted to play, she was a bit scared.
As we went to the court yard there was another class that had just finished tennis. He introduced himself. We got on with learning the first thing, how to hold a racket the proper way. You had to put the racket on the ground and you put your hand on the top of the racket and make sure your thumb is on the top.That was easy. The next thing we learnt was bouncing the ball on the racket, that was kind of easy but lots of us couldn’t do it, it was like raining balls.
“STOP”!!! Said our coach. I was hoping that we would be playing the actual game of tennis but I was wrong. We were now on to another activity were we had to partner up in groups of twos.
One of us had to hold the racket which was me, and Jane ( my partner ) had to throw the ball to the ground and it would bounce to me and I had to hit it back to Jane. The first few times I couldn’t do it. But we did it once.
When we had finished our little activity our coach put us into groups of six to get ready to play a game of kings and Queens of the court. This is how the game goes: One person from the group has to stand on the other side of the net, the rest stay where there are. The group lines up and one person hits the ball to the other side if that goes out the person who hit goes to the back, but if the other person hits it back and it goes out they lose and they come and line up and the winner goes. So on and on.
I had so much fun learning to play tennis and I
hope I learn some more tricks and games.