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Tennis Australia has designed their programs specifically for the Australian school sector. This includes programs that have educative purpose and support teachers to meet the curriculum needs.

Programs are fun, inclusive, and promote confidence in students to move and be physical active.

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“The resource pack and curriculum lesson resource is fantastic. The communication and collaboration with all involved in the delivery was awesome and is well worth having in the curriculum and as an extra-curricular activity. The lesson ideas were engaging and align with the development level of all students who enthusiastically engaged with the games and activities”. - Tennis Australia Partnerships Program Teacher.

Primary School Programs

The Partnership program is the most suitable program for schools that are looking to deliver tennis within their curriculum during class time. A particular focus of this program is the emphasis on developing the technical and tactical skills to be able to play the game. Schools who commit to the sport through placing tennis in the Health and Physical Education curriculum for a minimum of four weeks throughout the school year will be treated as an official deliverer of ANZ Tennis Hot Shots and in turn will receive program benefits for this commitment.

The Play program is designed to support schools with the delivery of playing opportunities for students where their skills have been developed. It is the natural progression from the Partnership Program where tennis is first introduced during the health and physical education curriculum. There is a particular emphasis on developing the personal, social and emotional skills of student through teaching life principles such as respect, effort, resilience, leadership and sportsmanship. For schools who are already involved in the Partnership program, the Play program assists in transitioning students into ‘playing the game’ or competitive situations.

The recommended pathway for schools is to commence with the Partnership program and then transition through to the Play program.

Partnership Program Play Program
  • Curriculum delivery resources (linked to Australian Curriculum H&PE)
  • Professional learning for teachers (online and face to face)
  • Equipment replenishment gift
  • VIP tennis experiences e.g. Australian Open, Australian Open Series Events
  • Access to heavily discounted equipment
  • National Court Rebate (funding for courts/lines)
  • INtennisCITY Platform (online software for management)
  • Professional learning for teachers (online and face to face)
  • Access to heavily discounted equipment
  • National Court Rebate (funding for courts/lines)

Cost

Package Option Teacher Delivery Coach Delivery

Partnership
(Includes equipment pack)

$800 $800* (cost of equipment pack) + $200 - $480 (cost of coaching)
Note: Minimum and maximum coach price based on four 1hr sessions at $50 to $120 per hour.

Play
(Includes equipment pack)

$700 $700* (cost of equipment pack) + $120 - $320 (cost of coaching)
Note: Minimum and maximum coach price based on four 1hr sessions at $30 to $80 per hour.
Repeat Program** N/A To be agreed on with coach

* Equipment packs must be purchased for new Partnership/Play schools
** Must be an existing Partnership or Play School

Secondary School Programs

The Tennis for Secondary Schools Partnership program is focused on the promotion of lifelong physical activity and health by providing students with the opportunity to participate in tennis at school. Guided by a student-centred approach, with an emphasis on the holistic development of the student, each student’s developmental readiness has been considered.

The program supports secondary schools to deliver on aspects of the student achievement standards for band 7 and 8 and band 9 and 10 as outlined in the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education (AC:HPE). The two strands, Personal Social and Community Health (PSCH) and Movement and Physical Activity (MPA) as embedded in the AC:HPE have also been addressed. Adopting the Game Sense Approach (GSA), the program is underpinned by four pillars:

  1. Movement Concepts and Strategies – Playing the Game
  2. Active and Healthy – Physical Activity, Fun and Fitness
  3. Community – Tennis Sport Education
  4. Personal, Social and Emotional – Promoting Personal and Social Competence

Schools who commit to the sport by placing tennis in their HPE curriculum for a minimum of four weeks throughout the school year will receive a comprehensive delivery resource which is aligned to the Australian Curriculum Health and Physical Education (AC:HPE).

Cost

Package Option Teacher Delivery Coach Delivery

Tennis for Secondary Schools Partnership Program

$900 $900* (cost of equipment pack) + $200 - $480 (cost of coaching)
Note: Minimum and maximum coach price based on four 1hr sessions at $50 to $120 per hour.

* Equipment pack must be purchased for new Tennis for Secondary Schools Partnership Program schools

Secondary School Tennis Program

Equipment

The Primary Partnership and Play programs include equipment packs for the school with the following items:

ItemQuantity
 Partnership ProgramPlay Program
Equipment Bag 1 1
Red Tennis Balls (dozen) 4 4
Racquets - 21 inch and 23 inch 30 30
Nets 6 x 3m nets 4 x 5.5m nets
Barrier Tape Rolls 2 2
Sets of Drop Down Lines 2 2
Tennis for Primary Schools Curriculum Resource (lesson plans and games) 1 0

The Tennis for Secondary Schools Partnership program includes an equipment pack for the school with the following items:

ItemQuantity
Equipment Roller Bag 1
Blue and Yellow Tennis Balls (dozen) 2
Red Tennis Balls (dozen) 2
Green Tennis Balls (dozen) 2
6m Nets 6
Barrier Tape Rolls 2
Racquets - 25 inch 30
Pedometers 30
Sets of Drop Down Lines 2
Tennis for Secondary Schools Curriculum Resource (lesson plans and games) 1
Teachers

Teachers can deliver tennis in Sporting Schools by meeting the requirements below:

  • Hold a valid state and/or territory teacher registration
  • Confirm adequacy of insurance
Coaches

To become a coach and deliver tennis in Sporting Schools please ensure you are working towards the following requirements:

  • Be aged 18 years or over
  • Hold a current Working With Children Check
  • Confirm adequacy of insurance
  • Current National Police Check
  • Current first aid certification
  • Completion of the Keeping the Tennis Community Safe online tutorial
  • Either:

Primary School Program

  • Completion of a Tennis Australia Tennis for Primary Schools Workshop

Secondary School Program

  • Completion of a Tennis Australia Tennis for Secondary Schools Workshop
Coaching Providers

Sporting Schools is an Australia-wide program in partnership with over 30 national sporting organisations (NSO), of which Tennis Australia is one.

Tennis Australia coordinates all Sporting Schools programs and does not require external coaching providers.
For further information please contact Tennis Australia.

Tennis Australia Additional Resources

Tennis supports teachers with resources linked to the Australian Curriculum: Health & Physical Education as well as discounted equipment and access to support for courts and line marking through their Teacher Ambassador Program.

The program is free and any teacher is able to sign up. For further information and to register the Teacher Ambassador webpage.

Tennis also provides online professional learning for teachers to support in the delivery of tennis during Health and Physical Education. To access, visit the online platform Bounce, and create an account (if not already registered) to access content for both primary and secondary school delivery.

Tennis Australia

Email: schools@tennis.com.au
Phone: (03) 9914 4005 or (03) 9914 4075

Have any questions about Sporting Schools?

Phone: 1300 785 707
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