Arthur and William are the best of friends. They live near each other and attend the same school in South Minneapolis. Together, they are learning to play tennis at InnerCity Tennis. Though they’re just beginning, Arthur and William love tennis and everything about it. They are 4 years old.
Already in their third session of Red Rockets,1 Arthur and William are always full of enthusiasm for warm-ups. High-knees, butt kickers, and cherry pickers have never been undertaken with such joy and vigor! One of their favorite skill development games is ‘Caterpillar,’ in which they line up to face an incoming tennis ball. As the rolling ball approaches to the left or right, they use their elite side-shuffling skills to ensure the ball passes safely between their legs. Should a ball hit their feet — and it rarely does — they must go to the end of the line. But this is Arthur and William we are talking about; they are back to the front of the line before you can say “second serve”!