Thursday, 20 April 2017

Tennis festival at Brixham College

What a perfect way to start our P.E. this term, by having a sports festival. It's the time of the year when we can be outside using our school field so much more (fingers crossed for the weather to stay on our side,) which means we will be learning about a variety of different summer sports including: rounders, cricket, tri-golf, athletics and tennis. Today we were lucky enough to be part of a tennis festival at Brixham College. From the moment the children arrived to school this morning, every conversation proved how excited they were to play tennis in the afternoon. Many children have not played tennis before, and others were ecstatic because it was their favourite sport.

Once we arrived at the college, we separated into three groups and were allocated some sports leaders who led us to our first activities, and stayed with us throughout the afternoon.

The children learnt how to hold a tennis racket correctly, including when performing a forehand and a backhand volley or a drive.

We learnt the importance of striking the ball with control (so that it didn't end up in the car park or in the hedge!)

As well as learning some key skills of volleying the tennis ball, and hitting it in a particular direction. We took part in a variety of drills where we had to hit the ball to a partner who would catch the ball and throw it back. As well as learning some of the rules of tennis, including only allowing the ball to bounce once...which turned out to be quite tricky!

Such a fantastic afternoon, all of the children had a brilliant time, and are even more excited to start our summer term P.E. tomorrow afternoon, which of course will be tennis...and I'm sure we can find some Wimbledon champions at our school.

Have a lovely evening everyone :) Happy blogging :)

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