There are 8 school sports partnerships across the county. Each partnership is in contact with tennis clubs/coaches within there local community and many primary schools run coaching sessions before, during and after school clubs. Schools are encouraged to enter the School Games mini tennis, Aegon Team Tennis and Road to Wimbledon events. If you would like more information regarding tennis within primary/secondary schools please contact any of the School Games Organiser’s listed below or contact Stuart Silvester NLTA Coach on 07876 350825.
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
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
NORFOLK SCHOOLS TENNIS PROGRAMME
In 2018 NLTA introduced a pilot scheme designed to encourage primary schools to match fund NLTA grants and deliver a comprehensive coaching programme on school sites. The initial pilot targeted schools within Breckland. Schools in Weeting, Methwold and Northwold took part in the programme with Y3/4 pupils receiving a 16 week curriculum time coaching programme and after school club. Hingham, Gt Ellingham, Rocklands and Hethersett Primary also received coaching with pupils being encouraged to play at Hingham and Wymondham Tennis Clubs.
In 2019, the programme continued to fund the Breckland plan. NLTA also offered the same match fund scheme to schools in West Norfolk. Over 15 schools took part with the coaching being co-ordinated by King Edward School and the West Norfolk School Sports Partnership. NLTA have confirmed agreements in place for 2020. Support will continue in West Norfolk with KES and National Tennis Association at Lynnsport looking to engage over 25 schools.
Funding has also been confirmed with Easton & Otley College Tennis Centre who have already delivered taster sessions to over 15 local schools. Wymondham Tennis Club will be active in schools across Hethersett, Wymondham and Attleborough.
In total over 1000 children have taken part in the programme, many of whom experiencing the game for the first time. A new Teacher Training Course will be starting in march. The LTA are hosting FREE 2hour workshops at local schools across the region. Once you have attended a session you are then entitled to receive either a £250 equipment grant or a 10 week coaching block by an accredited coach in your area. If you would like more information regarding the NLTA Schools programme please email Stu Silvester, NLTA Schools Officer via firstname.lastname@example.org
NORFOLK SCHOOL GAMES