The winners of the 2011 British Tennis Awards were presented with their trophies at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals on Wednesday by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester.
The Schools Tennis Award went to Falconer Special School in Bushey, Hertfordshire, a Secondary Special School for boys, where there has been significant development in the integration of tennis into daily life at the school in 2011.
Two members of the staff from Falconer School attended the presentations last Wednesday and collected the prestigious award.
Falconer Special School is in Bushey, Hertfordshire
It is a Secondary Special School for boys, providing education for pupils who either have experienced, or are continuing to experience, emotional and behavioural difficulties.Cefyn Jones, Head of PE, has worked tirelessly to develop tennis at the school and they use the sport as a vehicle to enhance learning and build confidence for their pupils. Cefyn has recently taken his Level 2 Coaching Assistants Course.
Every pupil in the school has received tennis lessons as part of their school curriculum, and they have linked with a number of local places to play to offer additional opportunities The school has invested thousands of pounds into tennis over the last few years, resulting in two new full size courts.
The school have made use of the AEGON Schools Tennis special school resources and equipment.