Children’s tennis is being given a boost thanks to a new form of learning.
The aim of ‘Teddy Tennis‘ is to encourage young children to learn to play tennis in a way that’s fun for them. Lessons are based around songs, pictures, teddy bear characters and games.
Music is used to build the rhythm that is key to playing tennis, and pictures of teddy bears are used to introduce different aspects of the game.
Lessons are for 3, 4 and 5 year olds and are being taught around the world.
Hopefully the technique will be a way of improving British tennis – as we write, Andy Murray and Laura Robson are the only home singles players to reach the second round of Wimbledon this year!