When we are thinking about dynamic and fun sports games, tennis often comes to the front of the mind, being so physically demanding yet enjoyable.
A tennis court, however, can be used for a multitude of other fun games as well, some of them being tennis variations. In this blog, we are going to take a look at 5 fun games you can play on a tennis court!
Another super fun sport that will encourage children to move and have a blast at the same, time is badminton. While badminton courts are slightly different, a casual version of the game can easily be played on a tennis court too.
On tennis courts where the net can be elevated, it is even easier to achieve the full badminton experience, creating another entertaining, healthy sport that will improve the stamina and agility of your pupils.
You will need racquets, a shuttlecock, and a number of eager participants to join in on the fun!
2. Target Practice
Want to train your accuracy and aim? Set up some targets on the other side of the court. You can either create one big target or use smaller items to create a number of targets each worth different points.
Perfect for both solo and group play. More participants are always welcome and will make the game more exciting. Get your racquets ready and take turns going for all the targets. Whoever ends up taking down more on their try is the winner!
If your playground has the space for it, you could even invest in one of our vibrant target playground markings.
Easily played with more than just four players and with no need for a racquet or a tennis ball. Make sure to take down the net and you are ready to go, as a tennis court has the perfect dimensions for a great game of dodgeball.
Reflexes, awareness, accuracy, and teamwork are some of the skills that dodgeball will help you to train. All you really need is enough people, as well as a ball which is easy enough to catch and throw!
If you love football and tennis, you have to try this one. Instead of using a tennis ball and a racquet, simply grab your football and hop over to the closest tennis court.
The rules can be pretty much the same as tennis, however, you can use your feet, head, or torso to play the ball and send it on to the other side of the court, where the other team can let it bounce only once before returning it. You can modify the game even more, to the point where the ball cannot bounce on your side at all but allows more than a single touch of it with your foot instead.
You can play this with just two players and definitely with more than four. It’s a fantastic way to hone your passing skills as well as get active with your classmates and friends.
5. Line Tag
This is by far the simplest game on this list to play on a tennis court, as you don’t need anything specific to play it. Just like normal tag games, the goal is for ‘it’ to tag someone so they can take over their role.
In Line Tag though, the play area is marked by only the line of the tennis court, which makes the game even more interesting to play. You could make it possible to tag from across the lines for a more exciting experience, or, if you need more of a challenge, ‘it’ can tag players who are on the same lane as them. It’s a little like Pac-Man!
Those are a few of the fun games that you can enjoy on a tennis court if you don’t feel like playing tennis, or you simply do not have the right equipment. Be sure to check our selection for all kinds of top-quality thermoplastic playground markings, including tennis court line markings!
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