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Watch a short promotional film providing an overview of the resource and examples of how tennis can be successfully delivered in Special Schools.
Whether you are keen to get started in Tennis, or are ready to play competition there are many options available to you.
Tennis for disabled people
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!
Many disabled young people have the ability to participate fully in tennis, with little or no adaptations. However, for some pupils with more limited functional or physical abilities, tennis activities can be adapted to ensure that all young people enjoy their experience and can achieve. To support special school teachers, and those teaching disabled young people in mainstream education, we have developed a package of innovative training, resources and equipment.
FREE Inclusive Tennis Resource (shown below)
Through Mini Tennis, the modified version of the game, this new resource provides guidance to empower teachers to deliver tennis effectively in Special Schools. The resource is focussed around a series of activity cards, but also provides information on adaptations, equipment, the use of Makaton, player pathways and celebrating success.
FREE Inclusive Tennis Equipment Pack (shown below)
We are also delighted to offer a number of special schools a free Schools Tennis Equipment Pack, worth a retail value of £500. This pack includes a range of modified and adapted equipment, specifically designed for use within Special Schools.
The three-hour Inclusive Tennis Teacher Training Course has been designed to give teachers and teaching assistants in Special Schools and those teaching disabled young people in mainstream education, the confidence and tools to deliver tennis to a class of children in a small space. The course is supported by a Special Schools resource and equipment pack.
Each teacher attending the course receives:
There is a network of tutors approved and ready to deliver the course across Great Britain.
Funding is provided through local Tennis Development Managers to enable the majority of teacher training courses to run free of charge.
Each pack contains:
10x Mini Tennis Rackets
20x outdoor Mini Tennis Red balls
20x indoor Mini Tennis Red balls
2x 3m Mini Tennis nets
12x Juggle Squares
10x fluff balls
10x Balloon Balls
10x Happy Faces
5x Hitting Hands (pairs)
24x throw down lines
Download the Course Organisation Guidelines, Course Flyer and Course Request Form.
View the Sainsburys School Games Inclusive Sports Formats
We are able to offer all Special Schools in Great Britain, one free copy of this new resource and an Schools Tennis Inclusive Equipment Pack - apply for yours now*.
Alternatively, you can download the majority of the resource using the links below:
* Please note the resources are dispatched twice every month with the exception of school holidays.
To find out about an upcoming course or to organise one yourself, please contact your local Tennis Development Manager.
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