Sports Poems - Tennis

By Josie Whitehead

Female Tennis Player


By Josie Whitehead

Tips for Tennis

Give your health the boost it needs
     And build your muscles too.
Get that racket in your hand
     And now, here’s what to do.

First, grip your racket properly.
     Let a good coach show you how
For there are many things to learn
      Which I will mention now.

A good ball toss improves your serve
      And will of course impress.
Direct your ball to the right height.
     Your aim will bring success!

Your arms must work in tandem too -
      And this also needs your skill.
Adroitness comes from good technique
      And constant daily drill. 

Your groundstrokes need attention too - 
       An expert’s help you’ll need -
For without perfection at grass roots
     You’ll not build skill or speed.

Attention’s needed all the time,
     So watch your ball with care.
Don’t move your head too needlessly,
      Or your balance you’ll impair.

These years of training and hard work
       Will perfect your tennis style
And with that trophy in your hands,
     You’ll know it was worthwhile.

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