Tennis at Home

Two children celebrate watching the Fed Cup at home

LTA Youth isn’t just about tennis; it’s about kids developing mentally and physically on and importantly, off the court.

You can improve your tennis skills any time, any place, with our LTA Youth Home Activities hub, it's full of activities for the whole family. Even “that” uncle who gets way too competitive.

Our LTA Youth Home Activities hub consists of four areas. Click on a link below to be taken directly to that section or take a look through each area by scrolling down this page.

Tennis at Home Exercises

 

Activity Cards

Here are some fun, simple activities including colouring, word searches and quizzes.

        

Tennis Activity Cards for 4-7 year olds 

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Tennis Activity Cards for 8-11 year olds

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Warm Ups for 7-11 year olds

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Personal Development

Personal development is an important part of the primary curriculum. LTA Youth provides schools with inspirational content, giving children the chance to explore key character qualities demonstrated by tennis players, such as resilience, perseverance, passion and respect. We’ve adapted some of this, so children and their families can learn together at home.

There are five challenges, which you can complete inside your home or in an outside space if you have one – why not complete one a day?  You don’t need any special equipment – some challenges need no equipment at all; others only whatever you can find around the home.

Each challenge focuses on one key character quality; however, children are encouraged to think about the other qualities which they might be using too. There is also a final ‘personal challenge’ which encourages children to develop a skill over the course of a week.

These challenges are aimed at children aged 7-11 years old. 

   

Introduction 

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Challenge 1 - resilience

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Challenge 2 - perseverance

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Challenge 3 - motivation

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Challenge 4 - passion

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Challenge 5 - respect

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Final personal challenge

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Final personal challenge – player biography sheet

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Learning Activities

LTA Youth provides schools with resources to help teachers deliver tennis themed lessons across the curriculum and we’ve adapted some of these, so children and their families can learn together at home.

There are some simple ‘warm-up’ activities, which will take children around 15 minutes to complete. Children can then take part in exciting, tennis themed lessons, lasting around 45 minutes, covering subjects such as numeracy, literacy, geography and science!

Children can complete the activities inside your home or in an outside space if you have one – why not complete one a day?  You don’t need any special equipment – some need no equipment at all; others only whatever you can find around the home.

These challenges are aimed at children aged 7-11 years old.

Game, set & match (Numeracy & Literacy)

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Court in the act (Numeracy)

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Brain trained (Numeracy)

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Tiebreak teasers (Numeracy)

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Players' poetry (Literacy)

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Tracking rackets (History)

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Clever cover up (Design & Technology)

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Court in the clay (Art)

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Where in the world? (Geography)

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Investigate the rate (Science)

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What's on the menu? (Science)

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What a racket! (Music)

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Team talk (PSHE)

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The truth is out there (ICT)

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Safeguarding in tennis

If you have a safeguarding concern relating to this activity, you can:

  • Report the concern directly to your school
  • Use our online form to report this, or you can call us on 020 8487 7000 (view opening hours)
  • Or, if you'd like to speak to someone outside of office hours, you can call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 or Childline on 0800 1111.
  • If someone is in immediate danger, call the police (999).