With the tournament at Queens Club nearing it's climax and Wimbledon just around the corner it was time to play some Tennis at Epping Forest Sportability Club. So it was outside on to the playground and we started with the usual warm up run around.
Then it was on to working in pairs returning the tennis ball to each other over the net with the aim of building up a good rally.
Lesley was not in the mood for Tennis so instead she and Pranav played Badminton in the hall. Both are really good players so they managed some high quality rallies and produced some amazing shots.
After a break it was on to one of our favourite games - King of the Court. One person acts as the server throwing the tennis ball over the net. On the other side of the net everyone else queues up to take their turn. The idea being to return the ball back over the net, get it inside the court and not get caught. If you achieve that, you go to the back of the queue and wait your next turn. If you fail to get the ball back over the net and in to the court or if you get caught then you join the server on the other side of the net as a fielder trying to catch the other players as they hit the ball over.
The game is fast and furious with the idea being that the server moves quickly through the queue of players by serving to each player quickly. The line of batters therefore have to stay focused and be ready to take their turn when the time comes. Last person standing is the winner.
Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.