Pacman is a great game to play with a group of kids at the start of the lesson as a warm-up. It’s fairly simple to play, and follows somewhat the traditional arcade game that it’s named after.

  1. One player is in and stand on the “T” – the intersection between the service line and centre line (marked with a purple circle below). Their job is to run around and tag the other players. However both the player who is “in” and the other players are only allowed to run along the lines of the court.
  2. If a player gets tagged, they sit down and act as a blocker – meaning no other player can run past them, or they will be tagged by the blocker.
  3. If a player runs off the lines, they sit down and become a blocker where they ran off the line.
  4. The net also acts as a line in this game (as picture below there is a player who is on the net.
  5. This is a half-court game, players must stay on the same end, and cannot go on the other side of the net.

Pacman Children's Tennis Game

  1. May 23, 2014

    what age kids would this drill be best for?

  2. June 1, 2014

    Hi Andrew, I’ve played this drill with kids aged between 5-12. It just comes down to whether or not they enjoy the game at an older age.

    Young kids tend to pick this game up and understand it from a young age. Hope that helps!


  3. October 13, 2015

    Do this game as a warmup for kids between 4-8 and they love it. Although the blocking bit was a tad confusing for the younger ones and took the fun away when I chose to try it with the older ones. Besides that, they love it!

    • February 1, 2016

      ok awesome thanks for the feedback mate! 🙂

      ~ Caleb

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