How can Tennis improve the quality of your PE Curriculum?

Every one of your pupils can achieve through tennis and there are lots of resources available to support you, to inspire them! You don’t need tennis courts to play – it can be played in school halls, playgrounds or sports halls!

Tennis offer to support Physical Education in Primary Schools is:
Aegon Schools Tennis provides FREE teacher training, resources and equipment to help more teachers get more pupils playing tennis.
Since 2009, over 20,000 schools have been supported through Tennis Foundations School Tennis Programme

Primary School Tennis Teacher Training Course – a 3 hour free course, arranged locally or through your LTA Tennis Development Manager.
Every teacher attending the course receives a free copy of the DVD resource (details below) and every school receives a free Aegon Schools Tennis Equipment Pack worth over £500 (limited to one per school).

Guide to Schools Tennis 2016 – provides an overview of all the resource and support available.
Primary Schools DVD Boxset & Handbook – The pupil-facing, innovative DVD contains 5 weeks’ worth of lessons for Years 1&2, Years 3&4 and Years 5&6.
Schools Tennis Activity Cards – over 70 Activity Cards to help plan and deliver lessons to support ABCs, tricks, drills, main theme and competitive activities.
Out of Schools Hours Tennis Club Toolkit
Tennis Activity Week Pack – a pre-prepared week of cross-curricular lessons, based on a tennis theme, ideal for delivering during NSSW or Wimbledon.
Volleys & Values – an innovative cross curricular resource for children to learn more about the game of tennis and the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Intra school competition formats – competitive challenges to help pupils have fun and develop their skills.  Inter School competition format – Year 3&4 Mini Tennis Red.  School Games Tennis Toolkit – a free, interactive CD-ROM, making Schools Tennis Competition easy to run (toolkit contains over editable 40 resources and templates).

Exit Routes
School Club Links – This resource contains step by-step guidance for coaches and clubs to link with schools.
Resource Templates – a range of resources are available to support schools and clubs to develop links and run out of school-hours provision.

Direct Support & More Information

Local Offer:

For more information on Tennis in Cumbria please visit the Cumbria Tennis website,

The Guide to Schools Tennis 2016 provides an overview of all the resource and support available from the Tennis Foundation and LTA. It is available here


Joanna Cunliffe 

Regional Tennis Participation Manager

Lawn Tennis Assoiation)

Tel: 07958 233715

Table Tennis in your area

There are 5 opportunities listed on the Physical Activity Directory. To view local opportunities please select your local area.

Check out our Tennis page for more information on Tennis in Cumbria