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A school club link is a partnership between a school and tennis provider, developed to provide opportunities for all children and young people to get involved in the game.
Nine million children go to school in Great Britain, so it’s the obvious place to promote your programme and to encourage more children and young people to take up our sport.
Linking with local schools can:
The 'School Club Links - A Guide for Coaches & Places to Play' includes step-by-step guidance for coaches and places to play who are developing links for the first time. It also provides an overview of all the Schools Tennis resources available and through the Ideas Bank, shares a wide range of ideas to help develop links.
Investing into a school club link programme can quickly bring financial returns and this guide also demonstrates how a successful school club link can operate without external funding and generate additional income for your programme.
By 2017, Sport England aim to offer every secondary school the opportunity to host a satellite community sports club on its site with a direct link to a local sports club in its area.
Editable templates which can be used by coaches to assist in developing successful school club links: