On what turned out to be a blazing hot morning at Oak View School we played Tennis and Boccia games. After a slow start we had a great turnout and a really good session.
We started off balancing tennis balls on tennis rackets as we moved about the playground. We then practised hitting the ball up on our rackets then hitting down bouncing it on the ground. From there we worked in pairs throwing the ball to your partner to hit it back.
We then played some games of Build a burger where the kids balance tennis balls between rackets as they move up and down the playground. With each turn another layer of the burger is added. By then end it could be 4 or 5 layers deep.
Our last bit of tennis before the break was a game of King of the Court. This is where the ball is thrown over the net for the child to return. Get it back over and inside the court and you are through to the next round. Fail to get it back over or outside the court or get caught out and you join the coaches on the fielding side trying to catch the others out. It is last person standing and in this game it was Zakaa who was King of the Court, after beating Sonny in the final.
We calmed things down after the break playing various different games of Boccia. The group split in to two teams, reds and blues. First off it was seeing how many balls you can get in to the hoops matching your team colour. Then it was a nearest the white ball (jack) game.
It was a great session albeit somewhat hot and humid. At the end of the session the coaches awarded the star of the week award to Hal and Zakaa. Well done boys and it was great to see Zakaa back after a good few weeks.
See you all again next week for more fun and games.
Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.