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Matt Case | July 31, 2019
Teachers are a central part of thriving communities, always looking for new ways to bring subjects to life for their students. With Net Generation’s School Partnerships, the USTA is able to partner with teachers and extend their commitment to youth tennis by helping introduce tennis in P.E. classes and connect to after-school programs.
This partnership between schools and USTA is an excellent opportunity for children of all skill levels to have access to the game of tennis, with resources provided free of cost. Some schools use the provided equipment solely during their scheduled P.E. classes, while others implement it into an after-school program. These after-school programs have further opportunities to receive additional equipment from the USTA as well. Any school can freely apply for this partnership without hindrance, as USTA seeks to support the growth of tennis in as many schools as possible.ADVERTISEMENT
Along with equipment, schools receive lesson plans under Net Generation that were co-created by the USTA and SHAPE America (the leading body for setting physical education standards in the U.S.). As a result, every activity within each lesson meets SHAPE America National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education.
Any school can apply and there is no limit to how many schools can receive the partnership within a School District. Nebraska currently has a variety of schools participating from Omaha to McCook and the process is easy. All a school needs to do is get in contact with Kara Heim, the USTA Nebraska Tennis Service Representative, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-967-9452.