Schools Tennis Roadshow arrives in Cambridge!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


The Schools Tennis Road Show arrived in Cambridge this week with teachers and schools representatives getting the very latest information on how to inspire their pupils to get into tennis.

Since they began in 2009, more than 3,000 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 a school setting.

The Tennis Foundation’s Head of Education Tom Gibbins said: “The Road Show is a great chance for us to promote the resources available to support teachers to deliver tennis activities that inspire all their pupils that tennis is for them.”

Tutors Paul Williams and Phil Leighton put everyone through their paces with Cardio Tennis sessions – a tennis inspired workout played to up-tempo music – as well providing ideas on how to adapt and differentiate tennis activities to ensure all disabled young people are included and can achieve.

Lynsey Clark, PE Teacher at Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School in Essex said: “Today at the Schools Tennis Road Show we learnt about Cardio Tennis. It’s a fantastic way to keep fit, working out to music whilst incorporating tennis skills. Being at an all girls’ schools I think the girls will absolutely love it, especially playing their own music. We’re looking to access the resources and equipment available from the Tennis Foundation, including pedometers, so the girls know how many steps they’ve taken and calories they’ve burnt – a fantastic way to work out as well as play tennis.”

Everyone that attends the Road Show will receive the Guide to Schools Tennis 2013, a Cardio Tennis teacher resource and an inclusive tennis teacher resource. 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 tickets to an LTA Major Event in 2013.

For more information on the Tennis Foundation’s support for primary, special and secondary schools please visit You can also follow the Road Show on Twitter using the #schoolstennis.




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