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This “Tennis Ball Reaction Game” could also be titled “Extreme Two-Square”
P.E. & Health
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By – Brett Ressler
Primary Subject – Health / Physical Education
Grade Level – Grades 2-8
- Similar to a two-square court, the selected area is approximately 16 ft. by 16 ft., but ultimately the size of the court does not matter.
- Two individuals play at a time during this often fast-paced game.
- Based on the skill level of the students, it is suggested that tennis balls be used first and then a “Sparx” reaction ball be used for the more advanced students.
- Once again, similar to two-square, the key to the game is to bounce the tennis ball in your opponent’s own 8 ft. by 16 ft. area.
- Sounds fairly simple except for the fact that the person tossing the ball is only allowed to move one step the right or one step to the left prior to throwing and absolutely no spiking is allowed.
- The person receiving the ball is allowed free range of motion in their space and can receive bonus points for unique returns (i.e. between the legs toss, behind the back).
- A winner of the match is proclaimed after a student reaches 15 points. An overall winner is proclaimed after a student wins three matches.
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