Last week, our son and his family visited us; and my 22-month-old grandson had his first chance to see Grandpa play tennis. While the fine points of the game did not capture his attention, I did throw him an old ball to play with. After watching for two minutes or so, he volunteered to his father, â€œI need racquet too!â€
So, the questions are:
- How young can you start someone â€œplayingâ€ and how do you best start a toddler off in this game?
- Do they make really small and light racquets, or is it better to buy something like a badminton racquet and cut down the handle?
- My local pro says he starts toddlers off by pushing the ball on the ground with their racquet. Are there any other techniques to use?
Our grandsonâ€™s other grandpa is a golfer; so he will also soon have a golf club in his hands too. And both his parents are volleyball players; so he will at least be a three-sport star.