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Tennis Pass


Physical: upper limb coordination, hand-eye coordination, strength

Cognitive: visual processing, sustained attention, selective attention

Number of participants:

1 or more


  • 1 tennis racquet per child
  • 1 tennis ball per child


  • child strikes a tennis ball with a racquet

Adaptations for Wheelchair Users:

Children who are using wheelchairs can also participate in this activity by practicing hitting the ball with their stick over the side of their chair and passing it to another child.

Safety tip: ensure children in wheelchairs have their seatbelts on so that they will not fall out of the chair

Modifications to make the activity easier:

Change the task: have the child practice just hitting the ball to decrease physical demand

Change the equipment: use a larger ball to decrease cognitive demand

Modifications to make the activity harder:

Change the task: have the child bounce the ball before hitting it with their racquet to increase physical and cognitive demand

Change the environment: increase the distance the child is required to hit the ball to increase physical demand

Change the equipment: use a heavier racquet to increase physical demand

Goal examples:

  • the child will be able to show readiness to hit the ball (e.g., racquet in position, eyes on the ball) for 8 out of 10 turns
  • I will be able to hit the tennis ball with my racquet