Year 2-3’s choose a good day to try Tennis for the first time at Mini Tennis Festival.


The sun stayed out this week and it was a great day to get over 100 kids out in the sunshine to learn more about Tennis.

Yesterday we had our Year 2-3 Mini Tennis Festival where 6 schools throughout the day took part in the festival which included lots of tennis skills games to help the understanding of tennis, practising skills and enjoying some sport in the sun.

The event was at Eaton Park thanks to Norwich City Council and was delivered through a morning festival and afternoon festival. The day was led by the National Tennis Association and assisted by tennis ambassadors from City Academy Norwich and City of Norwich School who are a part of the School of Tennis program.

The schools who attended were;

  • Bluebell Primary School
  • The Clare School
  • Colman Junior School
  • Norwich Primary Academy
  • Saint Francis of Assisi Primary School
  • West Earlham Infant School

The activities included lots of catching and throwing, skills with a tennis racket and some fun games for the pupils to rack up some scores. At points, there were tennis balls going everywhere, but through the day the children were getting the hang of it and impressing the ambassadors and coaches present.

George Harmer, Project Officer said;

“It was so good to see so many children enjoying tennis out in the sunshine. Some of these pupils have never played tennis before and it was great to see them having fun, celebrating each other and learning new skills.”

If your pupil enjoyed playing tennis at the festival, you can check out local clubs in the area on our Clubs Page.

You can find photos from the event in our Photo Gallery.


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