The Tennis Foundation has partnered with the Youth Sports Trust to deliver an exciting new programme called Beyond the Baseline.
Beyond the Baseline uses tennis and inspirational tennis mentors to nurture students’ aspirations and put them on the path to achieving them. Kingsbury High School’s selected students are lucky to work with Paralympic Wheelchair tennis player and mentor, Louise Hunt, over three sessions.
The Year 9 students were inspired by Louise when hearing about her experiences of playing tennis and the obstacles she has overcome both on and off the court; and they had a series of practical sessions where they learnt the rules of the game, how to umpire, exercises and techniques they can use while playing tennis and they learnt how these skills relate to real life.
The students will use their newly found skills to run tennis sessions for Year 3 and 4 students from surrounding primary schools.
Louise said “I am really excited to be working with the students from Kingsbury High. Last week was my first visit and I was really impressed with the students’ enthusiasm to embrace the Beyond the Baseline programme. I am really looking forward to my up and coming visits and seeing the young peoples’ project taking shape!”