K-12 PE Tennis
Tennis for School Teachers
Tennis is an ideal sport for children that will allow them to stay healthy and fit.
- Tennis is fun, easy and safe
- No courts needed – Tennis can be played in any space
- Kid-friendly equipment is great for any age and level
In conjunction with SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Education), we’ve created comprehensive lesson plans for K-12 to give teachers the tools to teach tennis in Physical Education classes.
Learn more about the tools and resources the USTA provides for you to be successful on and off the court.
Benefits of tennis in schools:
- Get better grades – 48 percent have an “A” average
- Have college aspirations – 81 percent say they will attend college
- Are better behaved – 73 percent have never been sent to the principal’s office
- Are more well-rounded – 82 percent volunteer in their communities
- Curricula: Print and online K-12 curricula.
- School Activity Videos: Step-by-step standards based school activity videos.
- Training Opportunities: In-person or on-line training to learn and utilize the curricula and equipment appropriately.
- Equipment: Partner with a local coach or organization and receive free equipment including a roller bag, youth racquets (30), red-level balls (36), along with chalk and Net Generation barrier tape to create nets and draw courts. *Items subject to change
- Net Generation Tennis at Home: Stay connected with tennis tips and fun activities for all. Check out netgeneration.com/tennisathome for more details.
- GoNoodle and the USTA: Check out collaborated videos like ‘I Can Do That’, ‘Hit The Ball Y’all’, ‘The Ball Is In Your Court’, ‘Madison Keys: Fast Feet & Jump! Squat! Turn Around!’, ’Bryan Brothers: 100 Fast: Jumping Jacks’ and more at GoNoodle.com.
- SHAPE AMERICA - 2020-2021 School Reentry Considerations: K-12 Physical Education, Healthy Education & Physical Activity - This document provides schools with recommendations and considerations for school reentry for K-12 physical education, health education, and physical activity.
- SHAPE AMERICA - It’s Time to Prioritize Health & Physical Education - The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated the need for schools to consider students’ physical, mental, and social-emotional health above all else.
- Active Schools - Advocacy Statement - Active Schools shares a statement supporting continued physical education and activity as an integral part of children’s growth and development.