Cornerstones of teaching tennis for children aged four to six years


  • Magdalena Lelonek Jan Kochanowski University
  • Piotr Unierzyski Polish Tennis Association, Poland
  • Grzegorz Lelonek Tennis Academy Gemik Kielce



child development, fundamental motor skills, motor experiences, fun games


The first tennis training stage, which usually takes place between four and six years of age, cannot simply follow an adult training regime with quantitatively reduced loads. Training should account for children’s cognitive, emotional, social, physical and motor development. This article highlights the cornerstones of early tennis teaching, including fundamental motor skills, which help to develop more complex motor actions, and motor abilities, especially strength fitness, which determines posture, jumping, running and throws. This is achieved through fun plays and games, which should include various coordination tasks providing motor experiences and develop more complex actions in future.


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How to Cite

Lelonek, M., Unierzyski, P., & Lelonek, G. (2021). Cornerstones of teaching tennis for children aged four to six years. ITF Coaching & Sport Science Review, 29(85), 42–45.