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Tennis is fun, great for fitness and for developing hand eye co-ordination. It can be played by all ages and abilities - boys and girls can play together, so it’s ideal for mixed classes.
Schools give most children their first experience of sport and their early experience can often determine whether they stay in the game. Recent research* (England) shows that tennis in schools is growing, with 80% of schools offering tennis and 47% of schools having a link with a local place to play tennis.
You don’t need tennis courts to play – it can be played in school halls, playgrounds or sports halls and a range of adapted equipment and modified or alternative versions of the game are available.
We have divided our resources and information into the following categories:
Secondary Schools (incorporating Cardio Tennis)
In addition, the following pages will provide information regarding developing tennis at all age groups in both Mainstream and Special Schools.
Tennis as a Catalyst for Learning
School Club Links (incorporating Tennis Satellite Clubs)
Leadership & Volunteering
Since 2009, over 17,000 schools have received Schools Tennis Equipment Packs
Contact your local County Office
The Schools Tennis Strategy sets out the vision, direction and plans for the future of tennis in schools across Great Britain. The strategy, which looks at ‘where we are now’, ‘where do we want to be’ and ‘how we are going to get there’, has been developed by the Tennis Foundation, in partnership with the LTA and others working in tennis and the education sector.
The success of the Strategy is crucial as part of tennis’ legacy for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Schools Tennis Strategy; 2009 – 2013
Resources and support specifically for Primary schools.
Resources and support specifically for Special schools and for those working with disabled young people in Mainstream schools
Resources and support specifically for Secondary schools.
Find out more about tennis for further education students.
Find out more about University Tennis.
Team Tennis Schools
Find out more about Team Tennis Schools
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