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- One coat hanger per player
- One leg of panty hose per player
- One tennis ball for every four kids
- Chalk or other means for marking boundaries
- Have each child use his coat hanger and panty hose to make a tennis racket. This will take some extra preparation time outside of the actual game.
- Kids divide into two teams, one for each side of a designated “court” area.
- The court should be no larger than an actual tennis court, preferably much smaller. Courts must have marked boundaries and a center line.
- Regular rules of tennis apply - only one bounce per side, but this game allows for teams larger than doubles.
- Have teams play to a set number of points (ten is good) and then mix up the players.
- Use a playground ball and no rackets.
- If you have several games going, vary the size of the court for each.
- Change the number of points needed to win each round.
- If you have four or more teams, set up a mini-tournament.
- Vary the number of team players per round.
Source(s): 100 Game Activities for Kids (activity C13)
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