We were delighted and privileged to welcome Sandi Procter, the Vice-President of the LTA, and Jonathon Dawes (LTA Councillor) to Deal Parochial on 1st November 2022. They came to deliver an afternoon of Tennis Leader special training to fourteen of our keen Y6 tennis players, together with 12 of our former pupils who qualified as Tennis Leaders with us, earlier this year.
The training proved a great success. The children learnt about leading tennis with ‘Energy and Purpose’. The energy section was delivered by Jonathon (a Level 3 Tennis Coach, as well as being an LTA Councillor) who led several different tennis-related activities with great enthusiasm. Sandi then ensured that the children understood the purpose of these energy-infused activities.
Before and after the training, it was a pleasure to show Sandi and Jonathon around our school. They enjoyed chatting with some of our pupils and were really impressed with our school and its grounds, as well as the positive impact from our PTFA in helping to buy the Activ-alls. Additionally, they were delighted to see our Sports Celebration noticeboard and trophy display as they entered the school.
Many thanks to Sandi and Jonathon for visiting our school and providing their Tennis Leader training session; lots of our Year 6 pupils are now enthusiastic about becoming Tennis Leaders in early 2023.
Also, many thanks to the Senior Schools who authorised their pupils to attend this CPD-style training.