Primary school kids are like sponges. They’re so open and receptive to all sorts of learning experiences, especially when it comes to learning new sports. That’s why it’s such a great age to introduce them to tennis. To help teachers who aren’t tennis specialists feel more confident about teaching the game, we deliver free training, free resources and free equipment.
Mini Tennis makes a big impression on primary school kids
No two primary school children are the same. They all have different levels of ability. But the great thing about tennis is that it can be adapted to suit any child. Take Mini Tennis, for example. With smaller courts, rackets and nets, as well as lower bouncing balls, it’s a great way to introduce children to the game. Before too long, they’ll be playing and having fun, at the same time as developing their agility, balance and coordination. Not only that, they’ll have caught the tennis bug, developing a sporting habit that will stay with them for life.
We’ve been supporting non-specialist primary school teachers for six years now, providing free training to give them the confidence to deliver tennis to their pupils. We also supply all the resources and equipment they need. Book onto a free teacher training course now!
- Free training with a three-hour course for primary school teachers. This compact but comprehensive training session is designed to take teachers who are not PE specialists to a point where they can deliver a great tennis experience to a class full of children in a small space using Mini Tennis.
- Free resources based around an innovative DVD teaching aid designed to be played directly to the children. It contains tennis demonstrations and is structured to help them progress in the game. It provides a five week block of activity, with sessions for 4-7, 7-9 and 9-11 year olds. Teachers get a set of lesson plans, with information on how to deliver a session through warm-ups, ABCs (agility, balance, coordination and speed exercises), themed activities and finishing with either a game or a fun competition. Download a digital copy of the Primary Schools Tennis Teacher’s Handbook and Out of Schools Hours Toolkit.
- Free Schools Equipment Pack, worth over £500, for every school taking part. The pack contains 30 Mini Tennis rackets, 60 red Mini Tennis balls, as well as a Mini Tennis net and barrier tape (one per school per course, and only if your school has not previously received one).
To find out more about our Primary Schools tennis programme, download our Guide to Schools Tennis here.