If you are a teacher looking for some resource support or more information on developing tennis within your school, please contact the SGO in your area or visit: www.tennisfoundation.org.uk
Breckland: Stuart Silvester 07876 350825
West Norwich & Dereham: Matthew Mann 07810 861227
North Norfolk: Chloe Pedlow 07496 255559
East Norfolk: Elliot Udell 07522 958891
South Norfolk: Laura Goodswen 07990 640031
West Norfolk: John Dickinson 07917 102171
Norwich Jon Osbourne 07966 801097
Norwich East: Isla Mcfadyen 07920 765682
To see which partnership your school is located in please visit norfolkssp.co.uk
If you require any further information regarding tennis within schools in Norfolk please contact Stuart Silvester 07876 350825
NLTA SCHOOLS PROGRAMME
Norfolk LTA had agreed to offer financial support to KES Tennis Club and Lynn Sport managed by National Tennis Association. This would have been the second year of a two-year funding cycle, with the county continuing to support the development of strong club/school links across Kings Lynn. This would have seen the continuation of over 20 schools receiving regular coaching at there school or local club.
2020 was also going to see NLTA launch the Norfolk Schools Tennis Festival. A pathway event that would encourage school children to attend training sessions at local clubs before progressing to play some match play events at participating clubs around the county. The intention was to then run a finals day during the Norfolk Closed, enabling those involved to get a close look and feel of county tennis. With 14 clubs tacking part in this initiative, the expectation was for hundreds of school children to be involved. With schools only starting to get back on their feet from march 2021, it was agreed to postpone this event until 2022.
Each year primary schools take part in the Norfolk School Games. Tennis is one part of this multisport event which sees pupils representing schools in interschool competition. The finals see 128 Y3/4 pupils taking part, with local clubs and coaches offering their time to help officiate and organise on the day.
For 2021, NLTA will look to promote the roll out of the LTA Tennis Youth programme. Primary School teachers are invited to attend a ‘FREE’ online teacher training workshop (would have been face to face). On completing the workshop, the school is then entitled to £250 worth of coaching, with the coaching being delivered by a local LTA affiliated and Youth Tennis trained coach.
NLTA have decided that before investing in any further school’s project, it is only fair to allow schools time to find there feet again after being closed for so long. So, for 2021 it is hoped that some support will be available. Timescale will be governed by the needs and working directive depending on the individual needs/requirements of each school.
A Detailed map of club/school links is now being created and will be used to help strengthen relationships between clubs and schools. This will help to maintain continued interest in our sport at grassroots level.
Please watch this space. For any further information regarding NLTA schools initiatives please contact Stu Silvester, firstname.lastname@example.org.