||HITTING: ALL PURPOSE TENNIS BALLS TIP
|HITTING: ALL PURPOSE TENNIS BALLS TIP |
While practicing with my three girls at home I found it fun to pitch them tennis balls. You can pitch them very hard, they don't hurt if the batter gets hit, and a solid contact really jumps off the bat. Tennis balls are excellent aids for kids who develop a fear of the ball. I pitch tennis balls to them and about every third or fourth pitch, throw at them. Because they don't fear the tennis ball so much, they stay in better, and also don't seem to have any problem avoiding the ones that come at them. I point out to them that I haven't been able to hit them, and I was actually trying! It's a confidence builder.
A couple of our fields have home run fences set up well inside the regular fences. I set a temporary plate fairly close to the fence, close enough that a decent swing will send the tennis ball over, and let everybody "swing for the fences." Even the timid kids, with a close and reachable target, light up. They beg to play it every practice. Great fun!