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Why not have a read of the information for teachers below to find out more about the training and free resources and equipment available for teachers at your school!
The three hour Secondary Schools Tennis Teacher Training Course has been developed to provide teachers with the confidence and knowledge to deliver traditional and modified versions of the sport.
The course also demonstrates an innovative new resource which has been developed to assist teachers in assessing the ability of pupils against National Curriculum attainment levels, through a range of descriptor cards and film clips.
Teachers attending the course are also provided with an overview of other areas of support and resource, including; cross curricular activities, competition, alternative delivery using Cardio Tennis, leadership & volunteering and how tennis can contribute to the delivery of external PE qualifications.
Schools attending the course receive a free copy of the innovative new 'Secondary Schools Tennis - Teacher Resource'. In addition, schools receive an Schools Tennis equipment pack (limited to one per school and if your school has not previously received one). Schools are also provided with 1 year of free Schools Tennis Membership, which provides access to a wide range of benefits, including 30-40% discount on equipment.
Each pack contains:
30 x Mini Tennis rackets
30 x outdoor Mini Tennis Red balls
30 x indoor Mini Tennis Red balls
1 x 6m Mini Tennis net
1 x roll of barrier tape
Cardio Tennis is a tennis inspired workout played to up-tempo music. It does not require tennis skills, but is all about keeping your heart rate up, burning calories and having fun. Whether the ball goes in or out is irrelevant as the main purpose is to get fit and healthy.
More information on our Cardio Tennis Teacher Training Courses for Secondary Teachers
Why not get your school involved in schools competitions- they are great fun for your pupils and will cater for all levels, from beginners to players who are regularly competing.
More information on Schools Competitions
The links below provide a sample of what’s included within the Secondary Schools Tennis – Teacher Resource.
To view, download and print the resource in full, you need to be a registered user of 'My Schools Tennis' - register or login now.
A series of lesson plans providing the structure and content for 6 lessons, using the traditional method of delivery on tennis courts.
Download a sample Traditional Delivery Lesson Plan
A series of lesson plans providing the structure and content for 6 lessons, using Mini Tennis as a modified method of delivery in a sports hall or on tennis courts.
Download a sample Modified Delivery (Mini Tennis) Lesson Plan.
Watch the Mini Tennis video on the right hand side of this page.
An overview of Cardio Tennis as an alternative method of delivery within Secondary Schools.
Download the Alternative Delivery (Cardio Tennis) Resource.
Watch the Cardio Tennis video on the right hand side of this page.
A series of descriptor cards and film clips developed to assist teachers in assessing the ability of pupils against the National Curriculum attainment target levels.
Download a sample Assessing Ability descriptor card.
Watch the Assessing Ability introductory film on the right hand side of this page.
A number of lesson plans and resources for Key Stage 3 covering a range of subjects, using tennis as the theme.
Download a sample Cross Curricular Lesson Plan.
An overview of some resources and courses British Tennis has available, which can contribute to and link with external PE qualifications such as GCSE, A Level and BTEC.
Download the Links to Qualifications resource.
The Schools Tennis Competition Guide is an interactive CD-Rom, providing over 40 resources and templates to assist in running competition in schools.
Download the contents of The Schools Tennis Competition Guide from the Tennis Foundation website.
An overview of the Leadership and Volunteering resources and opportunities available to young people in Secondary Schools.
More information on Leadership & Volunteering.
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Secondary Schools Teacher Training
Information on the cross-curricular support available for schools
To find out about an upcoming course or to organise one yourself, please contact your local Tennis Development Manager.
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For any secondary schools who offer BTEC