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 Connell, a certified level III coach, and Tennis Manitoba instructor Sean Grassie conduct 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.
Taking part in the School Program for 2018 include the following schools: Lord Nelson School, William Whyte School, Vincent Massey Collegiate, Nelson McIntyre Collegiate, Ecole Dieppe, Ecole Landsdowe School, Ecole James Nisbet, Governor Semple School, Ecole Constable Finney School, Amber Trails School, Pacific Junction School, River West Park School, Casa Montessori & Orff, University of Winnipeg Collegiate, Linwood School, Strathmillan School, Heritage School, Harrow School, St. Avila School, and Robert Browning School .
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!