This term we have been lucky to be involved in a Tennis clinic on the courts near Jetty Street. Our instructor worked with our class for 4 lessons and taught us some new tennis skills.
What is the history of Tennis?
Some believe the game began in 12th century France, while others say that the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans began the game.
How to play Tennis
Why play Tennis?
Playing tennis won’t just help you stay fit and keep you in shape, there are many reasons why this sport is great for you. Here are some of the best:
- Tennis is a non-contact sport and can be played by boys and girls, men and women of all ages
- It’s a sport for life – many people play into their 80s and beyond
- The more you play the more your hand-eye-coordination will improve
- It’s a social sport – whether you play singles or doubles, you’re bound to make some new friends
- Tennis is accessible – there are hundreds of courts across Australia
- It’s a lot of fun!
- It’s a stress-buster and the tactics and strategy involved will get your brain working.
- Tennis has been shown to improve bone density, particularly in the hip and lumbar spine areas.
Each week in partners we participated in lots of short tennis drills that allowed us to practise these skills. It was really great to see our instructor help every single student and teach us how to improve our techniques.
The skills we practised were:
- Holding the racket properly
- Volleying the ball
- Positioning ourselves on the court
- Attacking and defending shots
Now that we have finished there are some classes that students can participate in if they wish to continue learning about how to play tennis. This information will be placed in the school newsletter. We never know we might have the next Lleyton Hewitt or Rafael Nadal at Grange Primary!
Well done everyone for having a go!
What skill did you learn from participating in the tennis clinics?
Have you played tennis before?
What did you enjoy the most about the tennis clinic?
What tennis skill would you like to learn or practice more of?