Tennis Ireland has recently developed an exciting new School Tennis Initiative Programme.
At first sight, tennis may not look like an obvious choice for delivery through the school PE programme. Questions often arise such as, how can we play tennis with no nets? Is it not dangerous with the hard tennis balls? What about all the different ages and abilities?
In order to show how easy it is to offer a different sport as part of the games strand, and to introduce a fantastic sport to as wide an audience as possible, Tennis Ireland has developed its new Schools Tennis Initiative with a programme which launched in September of 2012.
Schools who become involved in the programme can organise coaching programmes either as after-school clubs or during the curriculum time with their local coach. All Tennis Ireland coaches work from the Tennis Ireland school lessons plans, a set of lesson plans that work directly from the games strand of the curriculum. For schools that are perhaps not in a position to pay for a coach, the plans can be downloaded free of charge from the Tennis Ireland website.
Sign up your school today! Please select the region in which your school is based to be directed to the correct online form:
Each game has a link to a video where you can see the game in action. The lesson plans are complemented by assessment cards that can be given to pupils at the start of the course, and which allow pupils to chart their progress. Certificates are available for download and are great for presentation days. Substantially discounted equipment, such as the red balls and mini rackets are also available from Wilson.
If you have any questions about the lesson plans or would like help with finding a coach or getting access to equipment please contact your local Regional Development Officer:
|Connacht||Garrett Barry||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||Mob: (087) 2935322|
|Munster||Conor O’Callaghan||Email: email@example.com||Mob: (087) 6882286|
|Fingal||Tara Congdon||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||Mob: (085)1076000|
|Rest of Leinster||Peter Farrell||Email: Peter.Farrell@tennisireland.ie||Mob: (086) 8228235|
|Ulster||Lauren Smythe||Email: email@example.com||Mob: 075 40466750|
We hope you will give your pupils the opportunity to try tennis in PE and feel free to contact us in Tennis Ireland if there is anything we can do to help make that happen!
Check out this short video to see the Games Strand of the PE Curriculum in action in a primary school PE class: http://vimeo.com/78152943
In order to sign up to become a Schools Tennis Coach/Park Organiser, you must have the following in place:
Should you wish to sign up with Tennis Ireland as a Schools Tennis Coach/Park Organiser, please submit your details and we will contact you to confirm and send you on the login details for the Lesson Plans: Click here!
Wilson has come on board to offer a Schools Tennis Equipment Pack that can be used by teachers and coaches to implement the Tennis Ireland Schools Tennis Initiative Lesson Plans. The pack can be ordered by individual Schools directly by completing the order form at the bottom of this page and returning to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your order will then be placed with Wilson, following which a customer service agent from Wilson will be in touch to process payment.
The pack from Wilson includes the following:
The cost to Schools for the Wilson pack including, VAT, delivery charge and a 35% discount is €344.34. This is an excellent opportunity for schools to launch the Tennis Ireland Schools Initiative Programme and we thank Wilson for the support.
If you have any difficulty with your order, please get in touch with the Tennis Ireland office at 01-8844010 who will provide you with an alternative arrangement for your order.
|Tennis Ireland Schools Order Form||30 kbs||11th February 2015|