On Monday 8th July I had the pleasure of accompanying eight children to a tennis event at Farnborough tennis club run by Catherine McKeracher, the North Hampshire School Games Organiser.
First, the children took part in some paired warm up games and then learnt to use a forehand pass. After some simple games and a little more practice they were given the chance to use nets and play some rallying games. Despite some children finding this a little tricky they were very resilient and persevered with trying to grasp this skill. Others had to learn to reign in their strength when volleying to stop the ball flying out of the courts!
As the session progressed the children had to play some simple doubles tennis with pupils from different schools as well as having a go at a knock out tennis skills game with Catherine.
I was extremely proud of all the children; they behaved impeccably, with excellent listening skills and wonderful manners. Thank you to the parents for transporting the children, and apologies to the dad who took a knock to the head from a uncontrolled tennis ball. Great job everyone!