Shuffle Up Tennis Skills and Fitness Game launched in time for Wimbledon

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A GAME aimed at developing youngsters’ tennis skills was launched in time for Wimbledon.

In the Shuffle Up Tennis Skills and Fitness game, players draw cards that encourage them to learn and improve their tennis skills.

Shuffle Up Games was founded by Bournemouth gymnastics coach Gemma Coles and started with a gymnastics edition. The company has since added football and rugby games.

The tennis game consists of over 70 cards, which include color photographs that demonstrate technique, as well as guidelines for rep ranges and difficulty levels. The cards form 14 different decks, which can be adjusted to suit all skill levels.

Green cards offer simple activities with no experience required, while orange cards contain more challenging activities and red cards offer complex activities to work towards slowly.

The game can be used as a coaching tool for tennis coaches or physical education teachers, or by families and individual players, the company says.

Gemma Coles said: “Often times kids turn on the thought of doing traditional strength and conditioning work, so it was important to keep that fun element alive with Shuffle Up.

“We are really looking forward to launching this game as Wimbledon approaches this year and hope to inspire more kids to get into tennis.”

Previous Shuffle Up games have sold out on Amazon multiple times, according to the company.

Each game is created with the help of sports experts. For the tennis match, the expert was former tennis pro Marcus Wills, who played against Roger Federer at Wimbledon in 2016.

Mr Wills said: “I love how the game has competitive elements. As a kid I was very competitive and I know a lot of other kids are too. The games are smartly designed. They challenge you to beat your own scores while instilling good technique at the same time.

“We considered playability in the design of this game to ensure it is inclusive in nature. You do not need to have experience to play. Similarly, as a ex-pro player, I find the most difficult maps difficult, so I know we have something for everyone with this.

The Shuffle Up Tennis Skills and Fitness Card Game is available on Amazon or the Shuffle Up website.


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