Primary Tennis Teacher Training Course


22 October 2019 - 16:00
22 October 2019 - 18:00
3 hours
Ackworth School, Yorkshire
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Course Details

For six years, the Tennis Foundation have been providing free training and resources to help non-specialist primary school teachers feel more confident and competent to deliver tennis to their pupils.

Tennis, as part of a broad and balanced curriculum, is a great way to teach agility, balance and coordination; providing pupils with the physical literacy they need to develop a sporting and physical activity habit for life.

Course content

The three-hour 'Primary School Teacher Training Course' has been developed to give non-PE specialist teachers the confidence and tools to deliver tennis to a class of children in a small space.

The course demonstrates how, with smaller courts, nets and rackets and lower bouncing balls, mini tennis can offer the perfect introduction to the sport, with all the fun and energy of the real thing.

Free resources

Every teacher attending the Primary Course is supported with a free innovative DVD teaching aid, which is pupil facing and delivers the demonstrations and progressions directly to the children. The DVD provides the content and structure for a five week block of activity, covering 4-7, 7-9, 9-11 year olds. Each lesson plan contains Warm ups, ABCs and Main Theme activities, finishing with either a game or competitive activity.

Please note that we will unfortunately no longer be providing a free Schools Tennis Equipment Pack for attendees at our 3 hour Teacher Training courses. However, teachers attending the courses will be able to access an exclusive equipment discount offer for their school, which will replace the previous offer.

All teachers (or teaching assistants) that attend the course will have the option to purchase one Standard Schools Tennis Equipment Pack for their school at the heavily discounted rate of £150 ex VAT (£180 VAT inc. Usual price: £540 VAT inc), while stocks last. 

Please note this offer is limited to a maximum of one equipment pack per person; students and coaches attending the course are not eligible to purchase the packs at the discounted rate; and packs will only be posted to a school address. If the order is made within 30 days of attending a course, the recipient will also receive a ball top up pack free of charge (full terms and conditions and further details regarding the purchase of the equipment will be distributed at the course).

Since 2009, as a charity the Tennis Foundation has invested in providing more than £10m worth of tennis equipment to schools.  This investment has helped 20,000 schools provide a positive experience of tennis to their pupils, many of which for the first time.

Having now successfully delivered this equipment to such an extent, and as part of the evolution of the Tennis Foundation’s school tennis strategy, we are now directing spend towards new programmes focussed on providing high quality access to our sport, such as ‘School of Tennis’. Doing so will enable us to best deliver the mission of our charity to help people enjoy the many health and social benefits of tennis, whilst maximising their personal potential.


This course is aimed at qualified and active primary school teachers, teaching assistants and those working and delivering physical education in a primary school environment.

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Pontefract Road, Ackworth, Pontefract, Yorkshire, WF7 7LT

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