We saw a really good turn out this weekend for our first session back after half term. The sports and games this week were mainly centred around tennis. We started as usual with a warm up which this week was a few games of Tag. Then it was on to some throwing and catching practice in pairs using tennis balls. From there it was ball control with a racket with each member trying to bounce the ball on the ground using an indoor tennis racket.
After a short refreshment break it was on to our favourute tennis game "King of the Court". This is where the aim of the game is to return the ball over the net without getting caught. If you are caught you join the fielding team but if you survive you go to the back of the queue to wait for you next turn. It is last person standing who becomes King (or Queen) of the Court.
The last tennis based game was a new one from Alan called Build a Burger. This is where teams compete to see how many layers they can build with their tennis rackets and tennis balls and then negotiate a course without the burger falling apart. As you can see in the photos it is very tricky and involves great balance and concentration.
After a final break for a snack and a drink we played a couple of ball games that involved no running around but rather being stationary sitting on the floor. The first involved everyone making a large cicle and rolling the ball to each other. The main game was loosely based around goalball. As you can see in the photos below the group split in to teams of three with a goal keeper and two outfield players per team. The goals were the benches and the players had to stay on their mats. So a game of teamwork, passing and shooting but in a very controlled way with careful aim so that your opponents could not intercept the ball.
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Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.