Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Schools Tennis Road Show arrived in Huntingdon this week with teachers and schools representatives getting the very latest information on tennis in schools.

Since they began in 2009, more than 2,500 people have attended the Schools Tennis Road Show, which this year will visit 16 towns and cities across Great Britain.  

The Schools Tennis Road Show aims to provide an overview of all the support available to schools, highlight new resources and products, and demonstrate practical ideas for delivering tennis in an educational environment.

The Tennis Foundation’s Head of Education Tom Gibbins said: “The Road Show is a great chance for us to promote the opportunities we have available to support teachers in helping more children play tennis at school.”

Tutors Paul Williams and Phil Leighton put everyone through their paces with Mini Tennis sessions on court, as well as information on school competitions and getting teenagers involved in the Tennis Leaders programme to start coaching.

Centre Manager at Huntingdon Tennis Centre, Claire Bragg, added: “We have had a fantastic day with a number of teachers coming in for the Schools Tennis Roadshow at Huntingdon Tennis Centre. As a club it is really important for us to have the schools link because it’s fundamental to us as the base layer of tennis to get the children activated at a young age. We have a really healthy programme in this area and are going into a number of schools already. It’s a fantastic opportunity and we are really delighted to have had everyone here.”

Tennis East, Tennis Development Manager, Neil Twitchett, added "it was great to see so many enthusiastic people from the education sector attending the Schools Tennis Roadshow at Huntingdon. The overview of the LTA mini rally awards and tennis leaders gave the delegates some great ideas to take back to their schools. We hope that the excellent resources available help teachers to deliver tennis to all their students"

Everyone that attends the Road Show will receive the Guide to Schools Tennis 2012, including information on the new LTA Mini Tennis Programme, a new primary school Cross Curricular resource and resources to enable schools to deliver the new Tennis Leaders modules. A £50 Schools Tennis equipment voucher will also be awarded to all attendees, as well as entry into a prize draw to win one of 100 Schools Tennis Equipment Packs and a pair of Wimbledon tickets.

For more information on the Tennis Foundation’s support for primary, special and secondary schools please visit 


For more information please contact:

Holly Hamilton

Tennis Foundation Communications Coordinator

0208 487 7398 / 07506 881 047



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