Guide to Schools Tennis 2011 by fdh56iuoui


									Guide to Schools Tennis 2011
An overview of all the resource and support available to schools
    Contents...                                         Intro...
      3      Introduction                               Tennis is fun, great for fitness and for developing hand eye
      4      School Club Links                          co-ordination. It can be played by all ages and abilities - boys and
                                                        girls can play together, so it’s ideal for mixed classes.
      5      Places to Play
     6-9     Teacher Support                            Schools give most children their first experience of sport and their
                                                        early experience can often determine whether they stay in the game.
     10-11   Leadership & Volunteering
                                                        Recent research* (England) shows that tennis in schools is growing,
      12     Schools Competition                        with 80% of schools offering tennis and 47% of schools having a link
      13     Schools Tennis Registration & Membership   with a local club or place to play tennis.
      14     Cross Curricular Support                   You don’t need tennis courts to play
      15     Modified & Alternative Activities           – it can be played in school halls,
      16     School Trips                               playgrounds or sports halls and a
                                                        range of adapted equipment and
      17     Equipment
                                                        modified or alternative versions of the
      18     Gifted & Talented                          game are available.
     19-21   Coaches
                                                        This guide provides an overview of all
      22     Safeguarding in British Tennis
                                                        the resource and support available to
      22     Special Schools Tennis                     schools, from The Tennis Foundation
      23     British Tennis Membership                  and LTA.

      23     Tennis in y                   pp
                       your area / local support        * Source: DfE PE & Sport Survey 2009/2010

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    School Club Links                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    More info...                                   Places to Play                                                                                    More info...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • See the ‘Places to Play’ section later                                                                                                         • You can search for local places to play
    A school club link is a partnership between a school and local tennis provider, developed to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            in this guide to find out about Tennis       CLUBS                                                                                                online at:
    provide opportunities for all children and young people to get involved in the game.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Clubmark and the range of different         At the heart of British Tennis is a network of more than 2,700 LTA registered clubs – these are    • You can view the ‘Places to Play Strategy’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            places to play tennis such as clubs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        made up of clubs that have specialist performance programmes (Satellite Clubs and High               and download the Facility Development
    School’s can link with local tennis clubs, parks or indoor centres to assist in delivering a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and parks.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Performance Centres) and other clubs, many of which have achieved Tennis Clubmark.                   factsheets at:
    wide range of activities, including; curriculum time coaching, out of school hours clubs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Download the School Club Links
    (breakfast, lunchtime and after school), competition, leadership and volunteering and to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                factsheets and templates at:                Clubmark is a cross-sport quality accreditation for clubs and the LTA, the national governing
    provide pupils with affordable and accessible exit route opportunities to continue playing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           body of tennis in Britain, is an accredited partner. Tennis Clubmark is an opportunity for
    tennis outside of school.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           places to play tennis to be recognised for achieving excellent standards and includes all the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Download the ‘School Club Links – A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Guide for Coaches & Places to Play’         key criteria of the national Clubmark programme.
    Developing a link with a local tennis provider brings many benefits to schools, including:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            resource online at:
                 Increased opportunities for your pupils                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                AEGON PARKS TENNIS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Contact your local Tennis Development
                 Raise the school’s profile in the community                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Manager about linking up a local            AEGON Parks Tennis aims to increase community access to tennis in parks and communities
                 Share facilities and equipment                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             tennis provider.                            nationwide. AEGON Parks Tennis is a key programme in British tennis’ drive to increase
                 Access expert coaches delivering in school to work with teachers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       participation and grow tennis at all levels. The long-term aim is to have one beacon site
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        acting as a centre of community tennis excellence in each of the local authority areas in
                 Deliver Out of School Hours Clubs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Britain. A Beacon site provides free and affordable tennis for the local community.
                 Healthier and more physically active pupils – improving standards across the school
                 Increased awareness of exit routes for players, coaches and volunteers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 FACILITY DEVELOPMENT
                 Assist in achieving targets, standards & recognition                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The ‘Places to Play Strategy’ sets out the aspiration that everyone should have access to
    A range of templates, factsheets and the ‘School Club Links – A Guide for Coaches & Places                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          a quality tennis facility and outlines the support available to assist in the development of
    to Play’ resource are available to assist tennis providers in developing school club links and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      places to play tennis.
    are available for all to view online.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A range of 15 facility development factsheets are available online to provide guidance and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        support. These include;

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          General court maintenance guidance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Floodlighting outdoor courts guidance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Key court dimensions guidance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mini tennis court guidance
                                                                                                                                                                                           School Club Link

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                                                                                                                                    Use this example school club link agreement, when planning your annual programme with a school.
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    Teacher Support                                                                                More info...                                 Teacher Support
                                                                                                    • You can view a short promotional film
    PRIMARY                                                                                           and download/print a flyer which both      PRIMARY CONTINUED
                                                                                                      explain more about the course and the
    Teacher Training                                                                                  package of resources online at:           Lesson Plans                                                                                   More info...
    The three hour ‘Primary School Teacher Training Course’ has                                                  A series of lesson plans are available, which provide the content and structure for a 5 week
    been developed to give teachers the confidence and tools to                                                                                  block of activity. The lesson plans are provided for three age groups:                          • You can download the lesson plans from:
                                                                                                    • To arrange a course, please contact
    deliver tennis to a class of children in a small space.                                           your local Tennis Development Manager.
                                                                                                                                                  Ages 4-7yrs
    The course is supported by an innovative DVD teaching aid,                                                                                    Ages 7-9yrs
    which is pupil facing and delivers the demonstrations and
                                                                                                                                                  Ages 9-11yrs
    progressions directly to the children, allowing the teacher to do
    what they do best, teach.                                                                                                                   Each lesson plan contains warm-ups, ABCs and main theme activities, finishing with either a     More info...
                                                                                                                                                game or competitive activity.
    In the 2010/2011 academic year, each teacher that attends the course receives:                                                                                                                                                              • You can download the Schools Tennis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Activity Cards from:
      Innovative pupil facing DVD box set and handbook                                                                                          Activity Cards                                                                          

      Guide to Schools Tennis                                                                                                                   A range of over 70 Activity Cards are also                                                      • In addition, you can purchase printed
      Schools Tennis Competition Guide                                                                                                          available to help plan and deliver lessons.                                                       copies of this resource at:
                                                                                                                                                The activity cards, which can be used in both                                           
      Tennis Activity Week Pack (cross curricular resource)
                                                                                                                                                Primary and Secondary schools, provide
      Out of School Hours Tennis Club Toolkit                                                                                                   ideas for ABCs, tricks, drills, main theme and
                                                                                                                                                competitive activities.
    There is a network of over 125 tutors approved and ready to deliver the course across Great                                                                                                                                                More info...
    Britain. Through British tennis’ ‘Core Offer Support’, funding is provided to most School
    Sport Partnerships (England) and Local Authorities (Scotland and Wales) to run a course each                                                Tennis Assembly Video                                                                           • The tennis assembly video is available
    year. Additional courses can be arranged and if funding has not been sourced, the only cost                                                                                                                                                   to download in a variety of formats online
                                                                                                                                                A musical tennis compilation video has been
    involved is £100 + mileage to cover the tutor fee.                                                                                          developed for use by teachers and coaches
                                                                                                                                                during tennis themed assemblies, or as an
                                                                                                                                                introduction to a block of tennis sessions.
    Out of School Hours Club Toolkit                                                               More info...
    This toolkit has been developed to make running an
    Out of School Hours Tennis Club as easy as possible                                             • The Out of School Hours Tennis
    in Primary Schools.                                                                               Club Toolkit is provided to teachers
                                                                                                      attending the three hour Primary School
    Out of School Hours Tennis Clubs are a great opportunity to                                       Teacher Training Course.
    ‘bridge the gap’ between a young person experiencing tennis                                     • You can download the toolkit from:
    at school for the first time and participating in a community                            
    environment. They are an easy way for schools to add to the
                                                                                                    • In addition, you can purchase printed
    range of activities offered to pupils and they are a great way
                                                                                                      copies of this resource at:
    of developing a link with a local place to play tennis, helping                         
    sustain and grow participation beyond the school day.

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    Teacher Support                                                                                 More info...                                  Teacher Support
                                                                                                     • To arrange a course, please contact your
    SECONDARY                                                                                          local Tennis Development Manager.          SECONDARY CONTINUED
    The three hour Secondary Schools Tennis Teacher Training Course has been developed               • You can download all elements of the       The ‘Secondary Schools Tennis – Teacher Resource’ contains the following elements:
                                                                                                       resource from:
    to provide teachers with the confidence and knowledge to deliver traditional and modified
    versions of the sport.                                                                           • In addition, you can purchase printed      Traditional Delivery
                                                                                                       copies of this resource at:                A series of lesson plans providing the structure and content for 6 lessons, using the
    The course also demonstrates an innovative new resource which has been developed to                            traditional method of delivery on tennis courts.
    assist teachers in assessing the ability of pupils against National Curriculum attainment
    levels, through a range of descriptor cards and film clips.                                                                                    Modified Delivery Mini Tennis
                                                                                                                                                  A series of lesson plans providing the structure and content for 6 lessons, using Mini Tennis
    Teachers attending the course are also provided with an overview of other areas of support                                                    as a modified method of delivery in a sports hall or on tennis courts, ideal for older beginners.
    and resource, including; cross curricular activities, competition, alternative delivery using
    Cardio Tennis, leadership & volunteering and how tennis can contribute to the delivery of                                                     Alternative Delivery (Cardio Tennis)
    external PE qualifications.                                                                                                                    An overview of Cardio Tennis, a fun, tennis-based aerobic workout to music as an alternative
                                                                                                                                                  method of delivery within Secondary Schools.
    Schools attending the course receive a free copy of the innovative ‘Secondary Schools
    Tennis - Teacher Resource’*. Schools are also provided with 1 year of free Schools Tennis                                                     Assessing Ability Framework
    Membership, which provides access to a wide range of benefits, including 30-40% discount                                                       A series of descriptor cards and film clips developed to assist teachers in assessing the
    on equipment.                                                                                                                                 ability of pupils against the National Curriculum attainment target levels.

                                                                                                                                                  Links to Qualifications
                                                                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                                                                  Cross Curricular
                                                                                                                                                  A number of lesson plans and resources for Key Stage 3 covering a range of subjects, using
                                                                                                                                                  tennis as the theme.

                                                                                                                                                  The Schools Tennis Competition Guide is an interactive CD-Rom, providing over 40 resources
                                                                                                                                                  and templates to assist in running competition in schools. Here, you can
                                                                                                                                                  view and download each of the individual resources.

                                                                                                                                                  Leadership & Volunteering
                                                                                                                                                  An overview of the Leadership and Volunteering resources and
                                                                                                                                                  opportunities available to young people in Secondary Schools, including
                                                                                                                                                  Tennis Leaders.

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 Leadership & Volunteering                                                                          More info...                             Leadership & Volunteering                                                                        More info...
                                                                                                     • To arrange Tennis Leaders modules                                                                                                       • To arrange a Competition Organisers
 Tennis Leaders                                                                                        at your school, or to find out more    Competition Organisers Workshop                                                                     Workshop at your school or college,
                                                                                                       about becoming trained to deliver                                                                                                         please contact your local Tennis
 Tennis Leaders modules can be delivered locally by trained tutors and there are various                                                     In order to get more people competing, there need to be more opportunities to take part in
                                                                                                       Tennis Leaders, please contact your                                                                                                       Development Manager.
 different delivery / cost models, which can be agreed with the tutor. In addition, there is also                                            local competition. Currently there simply aren’t enough competitions to meet demand, so
                                                                                                       local Tennis Development Manager.
 the opportunity for teachers to train as Tennis Leaders tutors.                                                                             British tennis has trained 4,000 young people between 16-25yrs as Competition Organisers in
                                                                                                                                             the last three years.
 It is the first step on the tennis and sport career pathway for volunteering and potentially,
 paid employment. It has been designed to offer a wide range of opportunities to young                                                       A free 3 hour workshop, designed specifically for 16-25yr olds, can be delivered locally by our
 people, providing them with enhanced skills and experience.                                                                                 Tennis Development Managers, to provide the skills to run a range of competitions.

 Tennis Leaders is targeted at 14 – 16 year olds with an interest in tennis and sport                                                        At the training, attendees will be given a Competition Organisers Toolkit, providing them with
 – however, this can be extended to 13 and 17 year olds.                                                                                     all of the tools and resources needed to run competition. Competition Organisers can then
                                                                                                                                             play an important role in ensuring we keep more young people in the sport.
 There are four Tennis Leader modules, each ranging between 2-3 hours in                                                                                                                                                                      More info...
 duration - they can be delivered individually, or together:
                                                                                                                                             Other Leadership & Volunteering Resources                                                         • All the Tennis Resources factsheets are
     Planning, Organisation and Communication*                                                                                               ‘Tennis Resources’ are a range of factsheets and templates which have been designed                 available to download at:
     3 hours – no volunteering experience required to complete module                                                                        to support tennis providers in the development and management of their programmes or
     Club Media & Communications                                                                                                             venues. In addition, many of the resources are beneficial to those working in schools and the
     2 hours + 6 hours volunteering required to complete the module                                                                          school sport infrastructure.

     Playing Partner / Buddy Hitting                                                                                                         More than 250 resources are available within a series of key sections. The Club Management
     2 hours + 6 hours volunteering required to complete the module                                                                          section includes:
     Competition Assistant
     2.5 hours + 6 hours volunteering required to complete the module                                                                          Role descriptions
                                                                                                                                               Case studies
 *Leaders must take this module before the other Tennis Leaders modules                                                                        Volunteer commitment form
 if they haven’t taken Sports Leaders UK (SLUK) Level 1.                                                                                       Volunteer recruitment & retention policy

 Tennis Leaders modules can be delivered locally by trained tutors
 - there is also the opportunity for teachers to train as tutors.

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 Schools Competition                                                                                                                            Schools Tennis Registration                                                                More info...
 The Schools Tennis Competition Framework has been developed to provide simple,                                                                 & Membership                                                                                • You can register, or join your school
 inclusive and progressive schools competition opportunities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              up as a full member online at:
 There are two categories of Schools Tennis Competition - ‘National’ and ‘Local’ and there is a
                                                                                                                                                Registration is free and aimed at individuals such as colleagues in the school sport
 strong emphasis on Team Tennis across all events:
                                                                                                                                                infrastructure, teachers, coaches and anyone interested/involved in developing tennis
                                                                                                                                                in schools.
 National Competition
                                                                                                                                                Through a Schools Tennis E-Update, it will become our main method of communicating
 AEGON Team Tennis Schools is a programme of three nationally organised events,
                                                                                                                                                updates and many of the resources online are only available to registered users, through
 which provides Secondary School and Further Education pupils with the opportunity to play
                                                                                                                                                an exclusive and personalised area of the website.
 regular competitive tennis and to represent their school. All competitions begin locally and
 culminate in a national final.
 In 2009, approximately 12,000 players from 3,000 teams compete in the following
                                                                                                                                                Membership is aimed at schools to join for an annual fee - £15 per year for Primary and
 three competitions:
                                                                                                                                                £35 per year for Secondary Schools.
     AEGON Team Tennis Schools National Championships
                                                                                                                                                Membership brings a wide range of benefits, including;
     AEGON Team Tennis Schools Year 8 & 10
     AEGON Team Tennis Schools Senior Students                                                                                                    Online Shop – between 30-40% discount on Schools Tennis equipment
                                                                                                                                                  Eligibility to enter into the Wimbledon Ticket Ballot
 Local Competition                                                                                                                                Free entry into AEGON Team Tennis Schools national competitions
 The priority for local schools competition in 2010 / 2011 remains the Year 3&4 Mini Tennis                                                       Eligibility to apply to an annual small grants scheme
 Competition and the equivelents in Scotland and Wales.                                                                                           Priority/free access to some resources
                                                                                                                                                  Free quarterly British Tennis publication
 Tennis has also been included as one of the pilot sports for the new School Sport
 Competition and a range of competition formats are available across the year groups.
 Working closely with key partners, we look forward to engaging fully with the new schools
 competition structure in 2011 / 2012 and beyond.

 Competition Resources
 The Schools Tennis Competition Guide is an interactive CD-Rom, which has been
 designed for teachers and the school sport infrastructure, to make competition in schools
 as easy to run as possible. The Guide contains more than 40 resources and templates,
                                                                                                  More info...
 many of which can be edited.                                                                      • More information about the three
                                                                                                     AEGON Team Tennis Schools national
                                                                                                     competitions and the priority local
                                                                                                     competitions in England, Scotland
                                                                                                     and Wales can be found online at:
                                                                                            – if you need
                                                                                                     further specific advice, please contact
                                                                                                     your local Tennis Development Manager.

                                                                                                   • You can download the documents
                                                                                                     contained within the Schools Tennis
                                                                                                     Competition Guide and/or order a full
                                                                                                     version of the interactive CD-Rom online

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 Cross Curricular Support                                                                 More info...                                   Modified & Alternative Activities                                                                    More info...
                                                                                           • The Tennis Activity Week Pack is provided                                                                                                        • Information on Mini Tennis equipment
 PRIMARY                                                                                     to teachers attending the three hour        Mini Tennis                                                                                            can be found later in this guide.
                                                                                             Primary School Teacher Training Course.     Mini Tennis is a fun, modified version of the game, primarily used for players aged 10 and
 The Tennis Activity Week Pack is a pre-prepared week of cross-curricular lessons,                                                                                                                                                            • View an online film demonstrating how
                                                                                           • You can download the Tennis Activity        under. Mini Tennis uses shorter rackets, smaller courts, slower/softer balls and simple scoring,       Mini tennis can be delivered in Secondary
 based on a tennis theme, aimed at children aged 7-9yrs, but can easily be extended
                                                                                             Week Pack from:       to ensure players of all abilities can develop their skills. However, Mini Tennis is also a great      Schools at:
 and adapted for older primary year groups.
                                                                                                                                         way of attracting pupils and those new to tennis in secondary schools.
                                                                                           • In addition, you can purchase printed                                                                                                            • A range of Mini Tennis Activity Cards
 The pack contains easy to use                                                               copies of this resource at:                                                                                                                        are available to download from:
                                                                                                                                         Mini Tennis progresses through 3 colour stages:
 lesson plans and worksheets                                                                                                                                                                           
 covering; Literacy, Numeracy,                                                                                                             Mini Tennis Red is played on smaller courts
 Science, History, Geography,                                                                                                              with shorter rackets and softer balls. It’s
 PHSE, Music, Art, Design                                                                                                                  just like the real thing and gives players the
 & Technology and PE,                                                                                                                      chance to have long rallies and play different
 with many of the lessons                                                                                                                  types of shots.
 incorporating ICT.
                                                                                                                                           Mini Tennis Orange is played on reduced
 The resource is ideal                                                                                                                     full size tennis court, with bigger rackets
 for delivery during the                                                                                                                   and balls that are not as soft as red balls.
 Wimbledon Championships                                                                                                                   It’s the next stage to go through before you
 and National School Sport                                                                                                                 start playing on a full sized court and it will
 Week, where the school                                                                                                                    help players develop the different shots,
 can adopt a tennis theme,                                                                                                                 providing fun competition.
 however the individual lessons                                                                                                            Mini Tennis Green is the next step. It is
 and activities also lend                                                                                                                  played on a full tennis court, with bigger
 themselves to being delivered                                                                                                             rackets and balls that are a little softer than
 in isolation and at other times                                                                                                           traditional balls, making it easier. It’s the next
 in the year.                                                                                                                              stage to go through before you start playing
                                                                                                                                           with a full compression yellow ball on a full
                                                                                                                                           sized court and it will help players work on
                                                                                                                                           and improve all aspects of their game.
 SECONDARY                                                                                More info...
                                                                                                                                         Mini Tennis is great as the different progressions cater for all abilities and it can be played
 A number of lesson plans and resources are available, covering a range of subjects,       • Printed copies of the lesson plans and      outside on a playground, or inside in a sports hall or gym.
 using tennis as a theme.                                                                    resources are available as part of the
                                                                                             overall ‘Secondary School Teacher
 At the time of going to print, lesson plans and resources are available to support the      Resource’, which you receive by             Cardio Tennis                                                                                       More info...
 following subjects – more will be available online over the coming 12 months:               attending the three hour Secondary          Cardio Tennis is a fun group activity, featuring drills using Mini Tennis balls to give pupils of
                                                                                             School Teacher Training Course.             all abilities a fun, high energy workout to music.                                                   • View an online film demonstrating
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                how Cardio Tennis can be delivered
     English/Media: Analysing and comparing how professional tennis players are            • In addition, all of the lesson plans and
                                                                                                                                         There are activities for absolute beginners through to advanced players, all of which provide          in secondary schools at:
     represented through their official websites                                              resources can be downloaded from:
                                                                                                                                         you with a great cardio workout while improving skill.                                       
     French: Based on the French Open, this lesson covers vocabulary of direction,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Contact your local Tennis Development
     imperative mood and cardinal/ordinal numbers. It involves reading, speaking and                                                     Music is played during the session to help create a high energy atmosphere and add                     Manager to find out about local tennis
     listening skills.                                                                                                                   motivation, as well as controlling the tempo of the activity. If available, participants are           coaches and providers who are trained in
     History: The origins and growth of tennis.                                                                                          advised to wear heart rate monitors or pedometers, so they can see how hard they are                   delivering Cardio Tennis.
                                                                                                                                         working. The measure of a pupils’ success becomes their heart rate, or number of steps
                                                                                                                                         taken, rather than the number of balls hit over the net and in the court.

                                                                                                                                         The main purpose of the session is to provide you with an enjoyable work out. It’s not about
                                                                                                                                         forehands and backhands, it’s about getting in to your appropriate cardio zone and getting a
                                                                                                                                         great workout.

                                                                                                                                         Cardio Tennis was originally launched as a product for adults, however, it’s also an ideal
                                                                                                                                         alternative method of delivery in secondary schools – especially targeting partially engaged
                                                                                                                                         young people, girls and those who don’t think tennis is for them.

                                                                                                                                         More than 400 coaches have been trained to deliver Cardio Tennis. Why not ask your
                                                                                                                                         local coach to come in to school and deliver Cardio Tennis as part of your extra
                                                                                                                                         curricular programme?

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 School Trips                                                                                      More info...                                  Equipment                                                                                         More info...
                                                                                                    • A ‘Tennis School Trips’ resource is                                                                                                           • Find out which schools in your local area
 There are a wide range of tennis related school trips available, throughout the year, for            available to download from:                British tennis makes a significant annual investment into distributing free Mini Tennis               have been supported with free AEGON
 different age groups. Many events offer discounts for groups and juniors.                   which provides       equipment to schools. So far, through AEGON Schools Tennis, more than 9,000 schools                  Schools Tennis Equipment at:
                                                                                                      more detail on the options available.      have been supported with free equipment, resource and training. That’s more than 270,000   

 MAJOR EVENTS                                                                                       • More information about the major events    rackets! (figures accurate as at January 2011).                                                     • Read more advice on equipment and
                                                                                                      that take place across Great Britain can                                                                                                        find out how to join Schools Tennis
 A number of high profile, major events take place in Great Britain such as The                                                                   Schools who join the Schools Tennis Membership scheme can also enjoy exclusive access to
                                                                                                      be found at:                                                                                                                     Membership at:
 Championships, Wimbledon, Davis Cup and The Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at                                                                   an online shop, providing a 30-40% discount on a range of schools tennis equipment.
 The O2 Arena.                                                                                                                                   This ranges from full packs for primary, secondary and special schools to individual items
                                                                                                                                                 such as rackets, balls, nets and other teaching aids.
                                                                                                                                                 The section below provides a basic level of advice on purchasing tennis equipment – speak
 Three high profile grass court events, including the AEGON Championships held at the
                                                                                                                                                 to your local club, coach or Tennis Development Manager if you would like further advice
 Queen’s Club in London, played in the lead-up to the Championships, Wimbledon.
                                                                                                                                                 (contact details available at:

 AEGON PRO-SERIES                                                                                                                                Rackets
 A series of men’s and women’s events taking place across Great Britain throughout the year,
                                                                                                                                                 Rackets come in different sizes and are measured by length in inches. A standard adult
 for many of the world’s up and coming players. Entry is often free to these events.
                                                                                                                                                 racket is 27 inches, with junior rackets starting from 15 inches.

 WIMBLEDON LAWN TENNIS MUSEUM                                                                                                                    The length of racket used is dependent on the individual player and the level of tennis they
 This state of the art Museum explores the evolution of tennis from a garden party pastime to                                                    are playing – more advice is available at: However, if primary
 today’s world-wide professional sport.                                                                                                          schools are looking to purchase a new set of rackets, we recommend 21 inch, as these are
                                                                                                                                                 the most versatile for all year groups.

 Why not think about making a trip to your local tennis club, park or centre, to cement or build
 a link to tennis in the community?                                                                                                              As well as standard yellow tennis balls, there is a range of low compression Mini Tennis balls,
                                                                                                                                                 which are ideal for use in schools.

 INTERNATIONAL EVENTS                                                                                                                              Mini Tennis Red: a sponge ball for indoor use and a red felt ball for outdoor use.
 Options are available for travel to international events.                                                                                         Mini Tennis Orange: a low compression orange felt ball.
                                                                                                                                                   Mini Tennis Green: a low compression green felt ball.

 Why not schedule in a school trip as a culmination of a programme                                                                               Nets
 of tennis activity delivered at your school?
                                                                                                                                                 There are two types of nets for full size tennis courts; nets with poles that slot into the
                                                                                                                                                 playing surface and portable nets, which can be moved to the side when other sports are
                                                                                                                                                 being played.
 Why not investigate scheduling in a school trip to contribute to an
 element of a PE related qualification being delivered at your school?                                                                            There are many types of portable Mini Tennis nets, either 3m or 6m wide, which are great for
                                                                                                                                                 use in both primary and secondary schools, indoors or outdoors.

 Why not consider a tennis related school trip during                                                                                            A more cost effective and creative approach is to make use of other equipment to substitute
                                                                                                                                                 as nets – i.e. benches, cones or hoops. Barrier tape is also a fantastic and simple way to
 National School Sport Week?
                                                                                                                                                 create a temporary net for a large group
                                                                                                                                                 of pupils.

                                                                                                                                                 Other Equipment
                                                                                                                                                 Most equipment found within the
                                                                                                                                                 PE storeroom can be used within
                                                                                                                                                 tennis sessions, as teaching aids and
                                                                                                                                                 targets. Our teacher training and coach
                                                                                                                                                 education courses provide innovative
                                                                                                                                                 and creative ways to make use of a
                                                                                                                                                 wide range of equipment.

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 Gifted & Talented                                                                                    More info...                                 Coaches                                                                                          More info...
                                                                                                       • More information on gifted and talented                                                                                                     • Find out more about what to look for in a
 The Winning Player Pathway                                                                              (including a wide range of support and    WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A COACH                                                                         coach at:
 The ‘Winning Player Pathway’ is a guide from the LTA that helps inform what standard a player           advice for parents) can be found at:
                                                                                                                                                   There are many tennis coaches in Britain, each with different skills and experience. It can be    • You can search for qualified and
 needs to be, at a given age, if they are aspiring to become a player in the world’s top 100.  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       accredited coaches within your local area
                                                                                                                                                   hard for players, parents, clubs and schools to choose the right coach. When choosing a
 Find the right programme                                                                                                                          coach there are three main areas to consider:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     • Please contact your local Tennis
 To ensure players are directed to the right environment for you to access a quality tennis
                                                                                                                                                   1. Qualifications                                                                                    Development Manager if you would
 programme, delivered by experienced qualified coaches in good facilities, we support a number
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       like any support or advice in finding /
 of places to play across the country to give talented players a better chance of training locally.                                                A qualification represents the level of training a coach has received and the level of skill to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       recruiting a tennis coach.
                                                                                                                                                   which she/he has been assessed. The LTA’s current system of qualifications is shown below.
 The structure is...
     High Performance Centres - There are 4 International High Performance Centres (IHPCs)
     and 15 High Performance Centres (HPCs) in Great Britain. These centres are carefully
     designed to meet the needs of performance juniors providing high-level coaching and
     fitness programmes and access to top facilities.                                                                                                                                              LEVEL 1: COACHING ASSISTANT
     Satellite Clubs - Each IHPC and HPC also acts as a hub, supporting a network of satellite                                                                                                         Can work on court with
     clubs in its surrounding area. These satellite clubs focus primarily on talent development
     for up and coming performance players under the age of 12.                                                                                                                                           a qualified coach

 Getting Noticed
 To ensure a steady flow of world-class players in Britain it is essential that we have a system
 of talent identification to spot potential performance players at a young age. Having identified
 those with the skills to become the top players of tomorrow, we can then provide them with
 the right coaching and support.                                                                                                                                                                  LEVEL 2: COACHING ASSISTANT
 You can be spotted as young as six years old – we look for these qualities:                                                                                                                           Can work on own with
     Natural talent for the game & athletic ability                                                                                                                                                     groups of beginners
     Keenness and a love of tennis
     An appetite and potential to improve basic technique
     To be prepared to play a minimum of three to four times a week
     To have a desire and ability to compete in matches and tournaments on a regular basis

 Promising junior players are spotted through a number of routes
     Playing and competing in tournaments
     Attending County talent ID days – players are put forward by clubs and coaches
     Recommended by your coach to be seen by the local member of the LTA Talent Team
     depending on your age
 Players who are identified through the above may have the opportunity to attend                                                                                                                  SENIOR                                  SENIOR
     Regional ID days                                     National ID days                                                                                                                    PERFORMANCE                                 CLUB
 Balancing Tennis & Education
                                                                                                                                                                                                 COACH                                   COACH
 It can be difficult to balance the demands of education and tennis. We have a range of advice
 and support material, providing information on the different options available, including;
     Traditional schooling                                GCSE’s and A-Levels
     Tennis and education programmes at schools           Tennis & University
     Home learning & tutors                               Careers in Tennis

 Funding a player’s potential can be expensive and British tennis helps by providing financial
 support for players and clubs, via a transparent and systematic approach to funding. Find out
 more about the ‘Player Matrix’ online at:
                                                                                                                                                                                                   MASTER                                 MASTER
                                                                                                                                                                                                PERFORMANCE                                CLUB
                                                                                                                                                                                                   COACH                                  COACH

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 Coaches                                                                                   Coaches                                                                                        More info...
                                                                                                                                                                                           • Coaches wanting to attend should
 WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A COACH CONTINUED                                                     CPD FOR COACHES WORKING IN SCHOOLS                                                                search for forthcoming courses on the
                                                                                                                                                                                             Secure Coaches Area of the LTA website.
 2. Accreditation                                                                          Working in Schools; one day Coach CPD Module
                                                                                                                                                                                           • Courses are delivered locally through
 LTA accreditation includes regular CRB checks, first aid training, full insurance and a    This one day course is aimed at coaches wanting to develop their skills to deliver tennis         Tennis Development Managers,
 commitment to the LTA’s code of conduct. ALL LTA accredited coaches & coaching            within primary schools.                                                                           who can be contacted if you require
 assistants are committed to meeting minimum standards for safety and ethics, as part                                                                                                        more information.
 of our commitment to ensure youngsters of all ages and abilities can play in a quality,   The course covers:
 safe environment.
                                                                                             Working with large groups
 Look for two types of LTA accreditation:                                                    Working in small spaces
                                                                                             How school sport works – who to speak to?
                                                                                             How to develop successful school club links
       Basic accreditation for coaches and coaching assistants
                                                                                             How to use tennis to deliver the PE curriculum
       Committed to minimum standards for safety and ethics
                                                                                             What tennis resources and support are available for schools
       Only available to fully qualified coaches                                            Coach Licence - Schools Tennis E-Test                                                          More info...
       Committed to minimum standards for safety and ethics, including an enhanced         A Schools Tennis ‘E-Test’ is available to coaches, to offer an accessible and convenient way
       CRB disclosure                                                                      of keeping their knowledge up to date, while earning credits towards their Coach Licence.       • The Schools Tennis E-Test is available to
                                                                                                                                                                                             take online at:
       The best choice for quality, up-to-date coaching
                                                                                           The ‘E-Test’ looks at the range of resources available to schools, the benefits of developing
 Remember to check that accreditation is valid.                                            school-club links and the school sport infrastructure within England, Scotland and Wales.

 3. Experience                                                                             Factsheets and Templates                                                                       More info...
 Coaches all have different areas of expertise. Look at your coach’s recent experience     A range of factsheets and templates are available to assist tennis providers in developing
                                                                                           school club links, which include:                                                               • These factsheets and templates
 to see if it fits with what you’re looking for.
                                                                                                                                                                                             are available to download at:
 Some key questions to ask your coach:                                                         Information on how PE & school sport                   ent
                                                                                                                                                   Talent Attraction in Schools
                                                                                               is structured                                          ool
                                                                                                                                                   School Year Groups Guidance
     Have you coached someone in the same age group?
                                                                                               Information on how PE fits within the                   ool
                                                                                                                                                   School Meeting Checklist
     Do you offer a complete tennis programme including individual, group and                  curriculum
     competitive opportunities?                                                                                                                       ool
                                                                                                                                                   School Club Link Agreement
                                                                                               School Club Links Guidance
     Do you offer assistance in getting a rating?                                                                                                     ool
                                                                                                                                                   School Confirmation Letter
                                                                                               Curriculum Time Coaching in Schools
     Do you encourage your players to compete and help plan competition schedules?                                                                    ool
                                                                                                                                                   School Feedback Questionnaire
                                                                                               Promoting Tennis in Schools
     Do you help develop young coaches?                                                                                                               ng
                                                                                                                                                   Young Person’s Evaluation Form
     Have you managed a programme before?
     Can you provide some references and a CV?
     Is there a chance to observe one of your coaching sessions?

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 Safeguarding in British tennis                                                                    More info...                                British Tennis Membership                                                                      More info...
                                                                                                    • Information and contact details                                                                                                          • More information about British Tennis
 British tennis is committed to promoting the safety and welfare of young people.                     are available at:                        British Tennis Membership brings together the whole British tennis family, whether you are        Membership is available online at:
                                                                                                       a social player, competitor, a competition organiser or simply enjoy watching and being 
 All LTA accredited coaches have signed up to the LTA’s professional standards,                       or email             involved in the sport.                                                                            or by calling 0208 487 7000
 including our code of conduct for people working with children, and our full range of
 safeguarding guidance.                                                                                                                        Becoming a British Tennis Member gives you access to a wide range of exclusive benefits,
                                                                                                                                               including; entry into the BTM Wimbledon ticket ballot, a player rating so you can enter more
 Clubmark accredited places to play have in place a designated person for safeguarding,                                                        competitions, discounts on tickets and gear, and a personalised monthly e-newsletter with
 as well as safeguarding policies and procedures. Coaches and places to play also have                                                         updates, insight and tips to help you get more involved.
 access to LTA training, support and advice on issues of safeguarding.

 The LTA has a safeguarding and casework team to assist with your queries or concerns.
 The team is experienced at working with schools and local authorities, and operates in                                                        Tennis in your area / local support                                                            More info...
 line with Working Together to Safeguard Children.
                                                                                                                                               British tennis has a comprehensive nationwide network, with a focused central team of           • Your first point of contact for any queries
                                                                                                                                               leading specialists at The National Tennis Centre in Roehampton, where both The Tennis            relating to Schools Tennis should be
 Special Schools Tennis                                                                            More info...
                                                                                                                                               Foundation and LTA are based.                                                                     your local Tennis Development Manager
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (TDM). Find out more about tennis in your
                                                                                                                                               This is supported by an enhanced local resource on the ground, through a county based             area and the contact details for your local
 Through Mini Tennis, the modified version of the game, and the wide range of innovative                                                        ‘Field Team’ and regionally based experts. These include a network of facility project            TDM at:
                                                                                                    • More information about the Special
 equipment available, this new resource for 2011 provides guidance to empower teachers to                                                      managers, tennis development and talent/performance specialists.
                                                                                                      Schools Tennis resource and Disability
 deliver tennis effectively in Special Schools.                                                       Tennis in general can be found at:
 It also provides signposting information on how young disabled people can continue and
 progress in the sport, outside of school in the local community.

 The resource is focussed around the following areas:

 1. Adaptations
 This section provides general ideas on how tennis activities can be adapted for young
 disabled people, including general, specific and equipment adaptations.
 2. Activity Cards
 36 Activity Cards, which provide ideas for Warm Up, Main Theme and Competitive activities.
 Each card includes specific examples on how to make the activities easier and harder.
 3. Other Schools Tennis Resources
 Whilst this resource has been specifically designed to support the delivery of tennis in Special
 Schools, this section signposts to a wide range of other resource available, which, dependent
 on the level of ability, can also be used to enhance delivery.
 4. Makaton
 An introduction and sample of Makaton, demonstrating how it can be used to support the
 delivery of tennis sessions.
 5. Progressing on…
 Information on how young disabled people can progress in tennis, including information on
 competitive opportunities and how to link with places to play tennis in your local community.
 6. Celebrating Success!
 Certificates and stickers to positively reward and recognise achievement
 with the young people participating in tennis activity at your school.

 In addition to the resource, which is available free of charge to all Special
 Schools in Great Britian, a large number each year are also able to access
 free, modified AEGON Schools Tennis Equipment Packs.

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 As Lead Partner of British Tennis, AEGON supports tennis at all levels,
   from first steps with a racket to world-class events like the AEGON
 Championships. Grass roots development is especially important to us.
Through the AEGON Schools Tennis programme, we support the LTA and
 Tennis Foundation in helping teachers get more children playing tennis.

Produced by The Tennis Foundation | Charity No. 298175
  For more information visit:
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