Kids training is very different from junior/adult training for many reasons. Kids are just discovering the world. As a result, they usually process many experiences in imaginative re-enactments of what they have experienced.
We utilies this interest in our imaginative games. We package the teaching of technique in imaginative drills and drill-games with knights, wizards, monsters and so much more. In this way, we encourage the kids' motivation, as well as their concentration level and willingness to perform. The learning content is almost identical to the learning content of the juniors/adults, only the context is different. In our many years of training, we have found that the kids love the imaginative drills/drillgames and are very enthusiastic about them.
Tennis coach as an role model
It has been proven that kids learn much better by copying and imitating. Visual perception therefore plays a very important role. For this reason, we have structured the drills in the kids' training in such a way that you, as the tennis coach, are often a feeder. The kids look at the tennis coach's shot and can imagine the movement much better. Therefore, a predominantly basket feeding is not helpful for the development of the young players.
Another advantage of rally oriented training with the coach is that you, as a feeder, can control the ball change by balancing the tempo, the direction or the optimal height of the flight of the ball.
Suitable reward for kids
For kids aged 5-10 years, it is much more motivating if they do not get points for hitting the zone (kingdom, magic land...), but a suitable reward for kids such as goals, tennis balls or a small surprise (e.g. sweets). Points are not as motivating at this age as they are for juniors/adults because they seem too abstract and are not tangible for the kids.