We're stuck at home, away from the court, but that doesn't mean we can't play and practice our tennis skills! Homegrown tennis will show you a wide variety of drills, games and activities to stay sharp before our return to normalcy.
To kickoff this series, we wanted to give everyone an idea of what's possible with items you probably already have in your home! Also, a few inexpensive buys that will make tennis very fun for the whole family. Get your equipment ready because we'll have a bunch of things for you to do later this week!
First off, how do you make a net? Our favorite resource here is take, specifically painters tape. You can attach the tape from wall to wall, from couch to table, or any combination that works. You can also use the tape to mark off a small "court" in the backyard or in the house.
An absolute essential for mini-tennis, tennis at home etc is foam balls or low-compression balls. These are a ton of fun and will allow you to take bigger swings without the ball going too far or worse...breaking a window!
These foam balls work great!
Now let's talk racquets....we hope you have one handy at home! But if it's stuck at the club or in the car, a frying pan(seriously!) can work great for tennis. If you really want to challenge yourself, use a ping-pong paddle with a tennis ball to work on that perfect contact point.
Check out the below for an example of making the most of what you have....