Second Grade had another morning tennis lesson at the Midcoast Recreation Center in Rockport.

The newest drill was “lobster” passing. One person hands off their racket to a partner so that the partner has one racket for each hand. The first passes the ball to the partner who tries to trap it between the rackets.

We ended with a round of “jailbreak,” like last Thursday. The coach serves from one side and the players avoid jail by hitting it over the net in bounds. If the kids miss or don’t make it over the net, they go to the other side of the net to catch the incoming balls. If they catch the tennis ball after one bounce, they have freed themselves and can attempt hitting over the net again.

While the instructor prepped the game, a couple kids got everyone to make a cheer. They put their rackets in the middle and cheered “Tennis is awesome!” out of the blue. Needless to say we were excited to win as a team and stay out of tennis court “jail.”