30-Love Tennis Kit
Learn this new and exciting sport that's making news around the world! Meets national standards on physical education.
Whether practicing against a wall, playing singles against an opponent, or participating in a round of doubles, tennis is a great sport for practicing sound localization skills and socialization.
Playing tennis helps your aerobic fitness by burning fat, improving your cardiovascular fitness, and maintaining higher energy levels. It helps your anaerobic fitness by offering short, intense bursts of activity during a point followed by rest, which helps muscles use oxygen efficiently.
- Ability to accelerate
- Leg strength
- General body coordination
- Gross motor control
- Fine motor control
- Bone strength and density
Watch a student-made video
- To compete one-on-one
- To accept responsibility
- To manage adversity
- To accommodate stress effectively
- How to recover
- To plan and implement strategies
- To solve problems
- 2 rackets
- Set of 6 sound-adapted tennis balls
- 30-Love: Tennis Guidelines for Players with Visual Impairments, Large Print
- 30-Love: Tennis Guidelines for Players with Visual Impairments, Braille
Tennis Begins with Love: 30-Love Tennis Kit from APH
Article excerpt from the field, by Kristie Smith, M.Ed, CTVI
Originally published in the Fred's Head from APH Blog .
Recently I was working in my cubicle when I heard the distinct laughter of one of my colleagues. I could also hear the familiar sound of a ball being bounced repeatedly. I made my way to Karen's cubicle to find a grown woman's eyes lighting up as she bounced a sound-adapted tennis ball on a boldly colored racket.
“This is an amazing product,” Karen said while continuing to bounce the ball. “My student needs more recreation and socialization and this kit will certainly help,” Karen stated.
I watched Karen play with the ball and racket until temptation spoke on my behalf, “Let me play!” I begged, acting like the adolescent that still roams certain corners of my mind.
When I told my own student about the new tennis kit, his excitement was palpable. “I can play with my cousin, Carlos, now,” Adelio said with genuine enthusiasm. I couldn’t help but smile. In spite of a tough guy exterior, Adelio seeks to become involved and interact with others. He is quite skilled in the social arena but has felt somewhat limited on the athletic playing field -- until now!
Thanks to the 30-Love Tennis Kit from APH, students who are blind or visually impaired are able to get out on the court with peers, compete and develop a new interest. The kit comes with two blindfolds, two rackets, six sound-adapted tennis balls, and instructional guidelines in both braille and large print.
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