The Schools Tennis Road Show arrived in Bournemouth 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.
Peter Bretherton, President of the Lawn Tennis Association, said: “Today we saw everything available to help teachers deliver tennis in schools. You don’t need courts or a huge amount of space using mini tennis or cardio tennis to get young people enjoying themselves. Get involved and attend a Schools Tennis Road Show over the next few weeks to see for yourself what’s available to help you deliver tennis in schools.”
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 www.schoolstennis.org. You can also follow the Road Show on Twitter using the #schoolstennis.