This term, Year 4 have been lucky enough to have some professional tennis coaching, thanks to an initiative run by the LTA. We were offered funding for either tennis equipment or coaching, and as we have new racquets we chose the latter.

On Tuesday 15th March, Karl Mills the coach at Potters Bar Tennis Club came to school and put the children through their paces. They played games which improve coordination, and then put those skills to the test using an improvised net stretched between the netball posts. It was the day before storm Dudley, so the wind was just a tad strong, but that didn’t put the children off at all. They were all enjoying playing mini-rallies across the net and learning to control the ball.

The following week, the class visited the tennis club. The PBTC committee have kindly allowed us to use the courts for our sessions, so that the children can get a real feel for the game. Thank you PBTC Committee!

Since then we have had further lessons, where the children are learning basic skills of controlling the ball, having mini-rallies, volleying with more to come. Our thanks to Mr Ward (PE lead), for making this possible, and also to Karl for making the sessions so enjoyable.

Watch out for the next Andy Murray or Emma Raducano!