Tennis in Schools

Lake Norman Tennis Association

Why Tennis in Elementary Schools?

  • Tennis is a lifelong activity. Skills learned early on will enable kids to embrace an active lifestyle throughout their lives.
  • Tennis stimulates the mind, body, and emotions and fosters cooperative and competitive skill development.
  • Tennis is free of limitations based on gender, physical size, and age.
  • With the USTA’s 10 and Under Tennis Program, the sport is developmentally and physically appropriate for school-age children.
  • In-school tennis programs are low cost and highly flexible to implement – no courts required!
  • Tennis can be taught in P.E. and the curriculum is based on NASPE standards.

Tennis Programs for Elementary Schools

 Tennis FestivalAfter-school ProgramKids' Tennis ClubTennis in P.E.
TypeOne-time event aimed at building interest. Can be at a recess, assembly or festival.Multi-week program for after-school attendees.Multi-week program for interested students.Multi-week program taught in P.E. for designated grades.
School InvolvementMinimal. Work with LNTA to set a date.Faculty involvement required.Faculty and parent involvement required.P.E. Teacher involvement required.
EquipmentProvided by LNTA.May be provided by LNTA (based on availability).May be provided by LNTA (based on availability).May be provided by LNTA (based on availability).
Curriculum and TrainingNone required.Curriculum and training provided by USTA.Curriculum and training provided by USTA.Curriculum and teacher in-services provided by USTA.
Cost
None.
Varies. Cost items include equipment and school USTA membership, but grants may reduce costs.Varies. Cost items include equipment and school USTA membership, but grants may reduce costs.Varies. Cost items include equipment and school USTA membership, but grants may reduce costs.

More Information

Schools and interested parents can get more information by contacting Amy Brandon at director@lnta.org.