Tennis is fun, great for fitness and can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities – and that includes further education students. You don’t even need a tennis court. In fact, you can play it virtually anywhere – in sports halls, gyms or multi-sports areas. There are lots of different versions of the game, with suitably adapted equipment, so that anyone who wants to pick up a racket can have a go.
We run a special Further Education programme to help colleges use tennis to enrich the student experience they offer. We provide support, advice and resources across five key areas:
- Student Experience Enrichment
- Sport Study Programmes
- Workforce Development
- Linking with Local Tennis Venues and Coaches
Every college that takes part will receive a free tennis equipment pack, together with a range of downloadable resources to help them include tennis in sports study and enrichment programmes, as well as material to help them run tennis competitions. There are also resources for staff, including our Tennis Leaders modules and a free Cardio Tennis training course.
What’s more, your college could be eligible for enhanced financial support. We have regional teams looking for colleges in priority areas or colleges that have been proactive in coming up with ideas for tennis-promoting schemes. If you have a detailed action plan, we could give you the funding you need to make it happen.
Click here to download our guide to tennis in further education.