In this game you throw a tennis ball against a wall
and do different actions for each step. The steps get harder as
you go along. It's hard at first, but keep practising until you
can do it right through without stopping.
SEVENS: Throw the ball against the wall and
catch it without dropping it. Do this seven times in a row.
SIXES: Throw the ball so it bounces off the
ground and hits the wall, then catch it without letting it hit the
ground again. Do this six times in a row.
FIVES: Pat-bounce the ball on the ground
five times without stopping.
FOURS: Hold your leg up and throw the ball
underneath it so it bounces off the wall. Catch it without letting
it touch the ground. Do this four times.
THREES: Throw the ball against the wall,
and as it comes back pat-bounce it three times. Do this three times.
TWOS: Throw the ball against the wall. Clap
your hands in front, behind, then in front of you again and catch
the ball without letting it touch the ground. Do this twice.
ONES: Throw the ball against the wall, turn
around on the spot and catch the ball as it bounces off the wall,
without letting it touch the ground. Do this once.
RULES FOR SEVENS:
1. Always start at Sevens and work through
2. If you drop the ball or don't do the actions
the right way it's the next person's turn.
3. When it's your turn again, start from
where you were up to, e.g. if you dropped the ball when you were
doing Sixes then you have to start doing Sixes all over again.
4. When you finish Ones you can start again
at Sevens, but this time you're not allowed to move around to catch
the ball. You have to stay in the one spot! This is called 'Stills'.
5. When you've finished 'Stills' you can
start again at Sevens. This time you can move around, but you're
only allowed to use one hand to catch the ball!