Twenty-eight enthusiastic and passionate local teachers attended the Tennis for Primary Schools workshop at the Canberra Tennis Centre in Lyneham on 5 June. The Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) accredited program focused on upskilling and demonstrating to teachers the ease in which tennis can be implemented into lessons using Tennis Australia’s, Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education aligned resource.
Delivered by Tennis ACT’s School Development Coordinator, Geoff Bartlett, teachers unpacked the resource in a bid to showcase how it can engage the entire class. By further analysing the components of the resource, the teachers were able to witness how easily and effectively, mass participation of tennis can be integrated into the curriculum. Importantly, it illuminates how this resource and our tennis programs can value-add and decrease the work load of our teachers.
Throughout the evening teachers experienced a range of activities and had the opportunity to immerse themselves in a range of activities specifically designed for students from foundation (kinder) to years 7/8 based on the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots philosophy. The focus on differentiated learning was a big hit among the teachers as they could witness firsthand how the resource caters for the development readiness and individual needs of all students through the use of modified courts and equipment.
These professional opportunities allow both the teacher and the coach to be on the same page when delivering a tennis program that promotes fun, inclusion and success to students of all abilities. If your school is interested in finding out more, please contact Geoff on [email protected] or 6160 7800.