Beyond the Baseline Mini Tennis Festival


Kingsbury High School hosted a mini tennis festival for local primary school students as part of the Beyond the Baseline programme.

Beyond the Baseline is an initiative brought to schools by The Tennis Foundation and Youth Sports Trust. The programme uses tennis and inspirational tennis mentors to nurture students’ aspirations and put them on the path to achieving them.

This is the second year that Kingsbury High School has been involved in the programme. This year saw, Tennis Mentor, Jessica Weeks pay three visits to the school to inspire and coach Year 9 students.

By the end of the three sessions the students, along with last year’s mentees, were ready to lead the tennis festival which took place on Friday 6th of May.

Kingsbury High’s School Sports Co-ordinator, Ashley Dunne-Watts said “It was refreshing to see Year 10 and Year 9 Kingsbury High School students work together to create a successful mini tennis festival. The smooth running of the competition would not have been possible if it wasn’t for the Beyond the Baseline Programme.

“We would like to thank the staff and Year 3 & 4 students of the primary schools for attending the event.”

The following schools were in attendance: Byron Court Primary School, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, St. Robert Southwell Catholic Primary School, Sudbury Primary School, Preston Park Primary School and Uxendon Manor Primary School.

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