This paper concentrates on teaching tennis to children in an age- appropriate way, in order to make the learning progress easier and to keep the fun in this sport alive. Thereby, alternative opportunities in teaching tennis- specific techniques will be described. The paper focuses on tennis training with children and to what things special consideration has to be given while practice. For this, the differences in development of girls and boys as well as the individual retardation and acceleration will be pointed out. Diverse teaching methods and their field of application will also be discussed as well as the development of motor skills of a child, from an infant to a twelve year old. Sport- biological considerations about children training, such as growth development related changes in children training, play a role in this thesis, too. Besides that, this paper also contains a description of the skills in the field of coordination and their importance in the tennis sport. The coordination skills will not only be explained, but along with each skill various exercises with corresponding intentions and variations will be provided. Besides the coordination exercises, which support the training of coordination skills and aid children to be more capable of acting, there are also some methods included which help to understand tennis- specific motion patterns. E.g., the motion pattern of a hockey shot should serve as a model for a bi-manual backhand in tennis.