21 March 2022 | Tennis Victoria

ACHPER Victoria has been funded by the Department of Education and Training (DET), Victoria to deliver the new Active Schools Expert Support Service (ESS). They will be working to support Government Schools throughout Victoria until December 2022 to implement the Active Schools Framework.  

The Active Schools Framework outlines six key priority areas of an Active School, recognising there is no single solution to shifting inactivity; it takes a multifaceted and systemic effort.  

Tennis Victoria is excited to have programs in place that meet aspects of the six priority areas of an Active School.  

Below are some of the many ways in which Tennis can help you support your students to be more physically active: 

Quality Physical Education: Our Tennis in Schools primary and secondary programs are aligned to curriculum, supporting teachers to meet the curriculum needs. Programs are fun, inclusive, and promote confidence in students to move and be physically active. 

Quality School Sport: Tennis Australia’s Hot Shots competition formats for both Primary and Secondary school students focus on building participation by creating a fun and positive experience in a team environment. Played on smaller courts with modified equipment so it is easier for kids to play, and progress. 

Hot Shots Intraschool competitions:  

  • Provide a fun & positive experience  
  • Create a sense of belonging by being part of a team 
  • Provide opportunities for self-management, decision-making, problem-solving, cooperation and communication 
  • Simple and easy for teachers to run and students to manage their own matches 

Active Recreation: Cardio Tennis is a tennis workout program catering to all fitness levels. Run by our Tennis Australia Qualified coaches, your session will bring together a variety of cardio workouts and tennis drills, all to a high-energy soundtrack. 

It doesn’t matter if your students never played before, your coach is trained to mix up the activities to cater for all skill and fitness levels. So, while it’s a great for beginners, more experienced tennis players will also have a great time and be challenged. 

Creating a Supportive Environment: Hot Shots court line marking provides spaces that encourage students to be active not only before, during, or after school but also during their break times. By providing students Hot Shots courts, you are encouraging opportunities for self-directed physical activity, allowing them the spaces to play with friends, and develop and build on their personal and social skills. 

We are also excited to announce that we will be presenting at the 1st Active Schools Workshop for all DET school representatives. It is on the 5th May in Geelong, Click HERE to register!  

The Active Schools Expert Support Service are also running workshops in Bundoora, Wangaratta, and Swan Hill in May. 

For more information on how Tennis can be involved, contact Sarah Green at Tennis Victoria [email protected]  

For more information about the Active Schools Framework, click here or to connect with the Active School team for further information or registration at other regional events, contact them at [email protected]