Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Schools Tennis Road Show arrived in Hatfield 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.

School representative, Katie McDonald, Lee Valley High School said: “The Schools Tennis Road Show in Hatfield was very useful and worthwhile. I got some great ideas especially the Tennis Leaders programme and I can’t wait to implement this back in school. We already have over 60 Sports Leaders on the Sports Leaders Award so we are keen to add Tennis Leaders to this and perhaps host a mini tennis festival for our feeder primary schools. On the whole the resources are brilliant, so thank you very much!”

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 



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