Tennis is a great sport for building character and physical stamina in kids. Learn tips on how to develop their core strength to give them more power behind their shots in this free sports video clip.
When we have such young talent like we have here, one of the things that we need to develop is the ability to generate power through the hip shoulder turn. So we use the medicine ball, enable to teach them to use their hips and their shoulders to generate the power, versus poking at the ball with their arms like you see a lot of people do. So, we're going to start off with Aiden. So Aiden, you're going to throw the ball as far as you can, ok? The ball is heavy. So yes, it?s heavy isn't it? So, come on, now throw it to me as far as you can. Ok. Next is Mya. Go to the end of the line ok. Alright, now what we want to do on this one Jasmine, is I want you to go like this. Take the ball on the ground, ok, so stand, do what I just did. Right there, now I want you to throw it with your hips. So use your body. Don't use your arms. That's it. So you see how much better she threw it. So Aiden, let's try that again. Ok, that's pretty good. And Mya, I want you to throw it. I want you to, don't, don't, there you go. Look at how much better that was. And Jasmine, now, I caught it. I want you to throw it from the side. And, ok. So, you can see how the kids improve on each toss. So as they get good at this, they're going to use their hips and shoulders and they can be able to throw the ball pretty far. And that's going to be how they are going to hit the ball better and better. So this is just another way of training them how to use the hip and shoulder turn which is useful for every sport whether it's golf or baseball or tennis or whatever you want to do. These are great exercises and they also like throwing the ball.