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More PE teachers to be trained in running Tennis camps

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KINGSTON, JANUARY 11 – Tennis Jamaica and Alliance Investment have once again teamed up for another round of one day workshops and seminars for physical education teachers; the first of which will be held in Kingston at the Eric Bell Centre on Tuesday, January 15.

The camp will focus on “How to Run” progressive camps for children and it is hoped that the teachers will be fully prepared on how to manage this activity independently.

At least 22 teachers will participate in this workshop and seminar to be conducted by Tennis Jamaica’s National Tennis Director, Douglas Burke and National Schools Coordinator, Lloyd Johnson.

Students from Mico Practising All Age and Junior High will be used as the participants for the camp and two teachers from the school will also participate.

Progressive Tennis utilizes half and three quarter courts to introduce children between 5-12 years to the game of tennis. Progressive tennis focuses on all the strokes including ground strokes, net play, serve and overhead, and returns. It uses scaled down rackets and softer, larger balls.

Progressive Tennis began in Europe and has been adopted by many top tennis nations across the world. World number one female tennis player Justine Henin is a product of progressive tennis. Extensive research has shown that young children worldwide learn the game better through the process of progressive tennis.

The other two workshops/seminars will be held in Montego Bay on Thursday, January 24 at the Aqua Sol Centre and the third will be on Wednesday, January 30 at the Manchester Club in Mandeville.

Tennis Jamaica
[email protected]
929-5878 / 906-5700

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