In what may have been the last sunny day of the year we spent the majority of the session outside enjoying the great weather. Ollie and Ray started off things with a jog around the playground for a warm up followed by some stretching. They then led a Parachute game with the aim being to keep a ball in the middle of the parachute. The kids love this game and it is a great team event, it was also the perfect way for a new member to get acquainted with everyone at the club - welcome Hetti!
The main sport during Saturday's session was tennis and they started off by grabbing a racket and ball each and trying to balance the ball whilst going around cones. They then moved on to hitting the ball up in the air on their racket and then hitting down, bouncing between racket and the ground. A few more slalom races and a traffic light game followed. Liam and Charlotte get a special mention from the coaches for their fantastic work during this part of the session.
The group then split in to pairs where one bounced the ball to the other player, who returned it using their racket. There was great work from Charlotte, Justin and Zakaa on this part returning the ball straight back to their partner. Before a break they also played a game of Build-a -Burger where the kids work in small teams to build a stack (burger) using rackets and balls. The idea being to build a burger and then move around without it falling apart.
After break the group went on to play King of the Court. This is where the aim is to return a ball thrown over the net with your racket. You must return it back in to the server's court and also not get caught, otherwise you are out and join the server trying to catch the others out. The winner of the game was Justin -very well done, and there was some great serving from Hal and Kerrie.
To finish the session the group went into the hall for a game of Boccia.
Our Star of the Week award went to Justin for some fantastic effort and skill throughout the session, especially in the Tennis. Well done Justin! He is one of our newer members and settled in really well as you can see in all the photos.
Join us again next Saturday for more fun and action!
Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.