A nice new set of Hantis© Tables
In April and May of 2010, we sent 250 Action Packs to K-12 schools in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, Missouri, Texas, Minnesota, California, Montana, and New Mexico.
The Hantis Action Packs included a brochure with rules, 2 tennis balls, a dvd, and survey.Some of the responses we received were:
"Ben,My name is Mike Strohecker. I teach Health and Physical Education at Canfield High School in Ohio. I recently received your email regarding Hantis and I replied so I could check out a potential new activity or game for my students. I got the package today and watched the DVD several times with some of my students. I have an "honors" P.E. called Advanced Competitive Team Sports. We were immediately curious and excited. I have to say that we had an absolute blast playing Hantis. I can definitely say that it will be a staple in my class, as I am going to introduce it to my Basic P.E. class tomorrow. As we played, many other students gathered around and there was a buzz as they asked what we were doing. I have a feeling this will catch on very quickly, especially here at Canfield. Thanks to you and your friends for coming up with a simple yet innovative and fun game. I love it. Thanks again.
Mike Strohecker - Canfield Health and P.E. – Canfield, OH
"I have only had the opportunity to teach the game to a small group at this point in time. It was received like any other game. Some kids loved it and some could take it or leave it. Some students have taught the game to their friends and they play during lunch time. I am planning on using the game as a class activity next year. During some of our racquet sports units I have more students than I have space. I'll use Hantis for the extra students while they wait their turns for court space."
Linda Mason - Union City High School – Union City, IN
"Students are interested in starting a Hantis club. They seemed to enjoy it. Think it may be a FUTURE OLYMPIC SPORT."
Larry Kahle - New Harmony High School – New Harmony, IN
"We only had four tables (I'm going to find more), so I used the first session as a training time. Some of them got the idea and were beginning to use some strategies and make good use of their space and their partner. I plan to make this one of our activities when we have a "choice" day. I know some of the kids will really get into it. I'm hoping it will gain enough popularity to become a lunchtime activity. We have to play outdoors, which isn't as good as having walls nearby, but it works."
Becky Pope - Anderson New Tech High – Anderson, CA