Tennis Australia aims to provide more opportunities for people to play tennis more often. Tennis is proud to be associated as one of 33 sports with Sporting Schools and we look forward to building on the relationships which have been established with schools and teachers through our programs.
Tennis values the importance of health and physical education and the role which sport plays in schools to provide opportunities for students to get active, enact social capabilities and participate. Tennis is very passionate about supporting schools with the delivery of sustainable health and physical education programs and as the national sporting organisation (NSO) for Tennis, we look forward to assisting you with this.
Tennis Australia is pleased to partner with the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) to deliver this Australian Government initiative to get more children and youth active.
“The kids seem to be really engaged, they had a fantastic time, they didn't feel stressed, they just had lots of fun. They picked up some skills as well,” Tennis Australia Teacher Ambassador.
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Tennis Australia is offering primary and secondary school programs as part of Sporting Schools.
The Partnership and Play programs for primary schools are based on the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots program. Both programs consist of tennis games and activities which appeal to the educative purposes of physical education and sport and make learning tennis fun. Through the use of modified equipment, including smaller courts, racquets and low compression balls, students will develop the confidence and competence to play the game.
The Tennis for Secondary Schools Partnership program supports schools to deliver on aspects of the student achievement standards for band 7 and 8 and band 9 and 10 as outlined in the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education (AC:HPE). The program is focused on the promotion of lifelong physical activity and health by providing students with the opportunity to participate in tennis at school.
TEACHERS AND COACHES ARE OUR ASSETS
Tennis Australia values the role of teachers not just in the classroom but in the school yard as well. Their enthusiasm for improving children’s lives is often understated. Society places its trust and confidence in teachers who as educators, have one of the most important roles for our children, outside of parents and carers.
Coaches are also a wonderful influence on children throughout their formative years. Coaches are the people who deliver the skills with fun and enjoyment.
The information below is a guide to how schools, coaches and sporting organisations can deliver tennis within Sporting Schools.
Phone: 1800 PLAY TENNIS (1800 752 983)
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