Recommended age group: 7–11 (This is Tennis assembly), 11–14 (The Values assembly) (KS2 & KS3)
Time required: one 60 min session
Equipment: This is Tennis assembly (presentation) and The Values assembly (presentation).
In this activity, students will explore types of tennis, including disability tennis, and the Olympic and Paralympic Values. These assemblies are for you to use as you like to introduce your students to tennis. The This is Tennis assembly is recommended for ages 7–11 and The Values assembly for 11–14. Further teacher guidance and information is included in the notes of each presentation.
Pupils will be able to:
- identify and learn that every sportsperson/ athlete obtains values
- recognise that tennis is a sport for everybody.
- The This is Tennis assembly introduces tennis to children and aims to get them excited about the sport by presenting videos, facts, highlights, key players, benefits and information about how and where to play. It also introduces them to different forms of tennis including wheelchair tennis, visually impaired tennis and deaf tennis.
- The Values assembly introduces the Olympic and Paralympic Values to students with the objective of inspiring students to try and live the Values in their own lives. Watch the Everyone for Tennis video and think about the different ways that the Values are shown in sport.
MAKE IT ACTIVE
- Plan a short tennis-themed warm up to finish your assembly, or for students to complete when they return to their classroom to get students active ready to continue the school day. Start with some stretches, then complete a short sequence of squats, jumps and jogging on the spot.
- Remember to encourage pupils to log their activity to your Travel to Tokyo class team for the chance to win exclusive prizes! Find out more about Get Set's Travel to Tokyo challenge here: getset.co.uk/teachers