Tennis Manitoba Schools Program
The Tennis Manitoba Schools Program is targeted at children in elementary schools, but it can be accessed by junior high and senior high schools as well. The proper fundamentals are taught within a fun and playful environment. The program is designed by Tennis Canada and introduces the lifetime sport of tennis to children.
Tennis Manitoba’s Director of Tennis Development, Jared Connnell, a certified level III coach, conducts the tennis clinics in physical education classes using mini-nets, mini-racquets and sponge balls. The students receive instruction on the forehand, backhand, serve and volley, as well as the rules of tennis. Fun games are also incorporated. All equipment is supplied by Tennis Manitoba.
The Tennis Futures program introduces tennis to students in grades 4-6. Several schools in various divisions across Winnipeg participate in this annual event which is held at Winnipeg Lawn Tennis Club in May/June. The main focus of these clinics is to promote healthy active living through a sport that is non-contact and offers equal opportunity to boys and girls.
If you would like to introduce tennis to the children in your school please call Tennis Manitoba to get more information. Contact Tennis Manitoba!
2015-16 School Year
Tennis Manitoba facilitated once-a-week after-school programs at Pacific Junction School and River West Park School, in addition to conducting clinics at Shaftesbury High School, Ecole Dieppe School, Vincent Massey Collegiate and Ecole Dugald School. Also, Casa Montessori & Orff School completed their fourth year of fall tennis at Taylor Tennis Club in early December with 28 students taking part in a once-a-week program.
With the aim of increasing participation of tennis in schools, Tennis Manitoba conducted a certification workshop for teachers on January 29 at Constable Finney School.