Pedateck is an educational training vest specially designed for teaching tennis to young children (ages 3-12) and children with special needs.
What makes the vest so special are the two easy to differentiate colors (red and blue) and its playful graphics that enable to explain very easily the shoulders’ rotation and the body positioning which are necessary skills for the different tennis movements as the forehand, backhand and serve.
For young children not knowing the meaning of left and right, the indication “show me your red/ blue shoulder” makes learning tennis much easier.
The target placed in the middle of the vest’s front side indicated where to hold the tennis racket in the waiting position.
The smiley shows the child how to position: while waiting for the ball, the child has to show the smiley to its trainer/ competitor. While hitting the ball, the child must hide the smiley and show its red or blue side of the vest (depending on whether he makes a for- or backhand).
2 eyes are placed on each side of the vest (one on each shoulder and one on left and right side of the torso) that simplify the teaching of shoulder rotation and sideways positioning. To be correctly positioned sideways before hitting the ball one has to “show the eye” to the ball. While hitting the ball one has to turn the upper part of the body completely and show the other side's eye to the trainer/ competitor at the end.
The vest can also be used to teach other « rotation » sports like Badminton, Golf, Handball and javelin throwing.