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Paddle Strike

Task Description:

Strike a ball with a short or long-handled paddle or racket in the air continuously for 60 seconds to your self while remaining in a 3-4 foot diameter space, e.g. hoop, jump rope formed into a circle. The circle must remain stationary for the entire 60 seconds.

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Helpful References for this Challenge:

Graham, G., Holt/Hale, S. & Parker, M. (1998). Children Moving: A reflective approach to teaching physical education (4th Edition). Mayfield: Mountain View, California.(Chapter 29: Striking with Rackets & Paddles, pp. 555-580)

United States Tennis Association School Programs, Tennis Curriculum. (1993). United States Tennis Association. New York, NY: White Plains (pp. 21-24).

Fronske, H. A. (1997). Teaching Cues for Sport Skills. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon, (pp. 221-222).

Douglas, P. (1991). Learn Tennis in a Weekend. New York, NY: Knopf. (pp. 28-31).

Douglas, P. (1991). The Handbook of Tennis. New York, NY: Knopf. (pp. (38-34).

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