We’re taking you back to the summer of 2021 when a history maker was born; the moment British No 1 Emma Raducanu experienced what can only be described as a fairy tale ending to a scintillating season. A moment that will never be forgotten, a moment she shared with an entire nation, a moment that united a nation, and now, Raducanu wants to share this remarkable moment with you.Continue Reading
National Lottery Community Fund support Sport for Life International’s 33 week tennis coaching provision for young people in Birmingham…Continue Reading
Sport for Life International (SFLI)’s #TennisAtHome is a Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) sponsored digital activity programme targeting Year 6 – 7 students who are transitioning from primary to secondary schools. The original series was launched in July 2020 with the express aim of giving children a series of physical activity challenges based on tennis which they could access via their schools using tennis equipment provided by the LTA. Both LTA, SFLI and participating schools agreed that this was a vital tool to enable young people to enjoy tennis at home during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The new 10 week series started on Monday 8th February 2021 and consisted of 20 tennis video sessions of 1’00 minute recorded with SFLI coaches Mohammed Naeem and Reuben Wilson. The LTA once again provided SFLI with tennis kit bags containing tennis racquets, tennis balls, pop up nets, markers and general training equipment. PE teachers made them available on schools’ portals and fed back amazing stories of their students having a lot of fun with the sessions. 50 young people from each of the secondary schools sent in feedback which was amazing. 90% increase their weekly physical activity levels. 85% said they had learned new skills. 70% said they wanted to continue playing tennis… (sample below of SFLI primary school participant…)
Sport Legacy Foundation has been awarded a grant by National Express Foundation FNX to enable its delivery programme Sport for Life International to coach tennis and football to 15-18 year olds at five secondary schools in east Birmingham from October 2019. More than 100 students are currently enjoying hourly after-school clubs each week until July 2020 with equipment supplied underContinue Reading