USTA NET GENERATION TRAINING COMES TO BODY FIRST
Educators, community members and Body First Staff received tennis instructor training
For the majority of the USD 383 educators, their October in-service day meant heading to the high school for classroom style training. However for many of the Physical Education teachers within the district they had hands-on experience. These teachers donned their tennis shoes and had a “field trip” to Body First’s indoor courts.
Bill Richter from the Roger Trenary Tennis and Education Fund helped coordinate this event bringing together the Missouri Valley USTA, USD 383, and Body First.
Missouri Valley USTA provided Net Generation Instructor training to USD 383 PE teachers, future teachers, members of Kansas State University Department of Education faculty, Boys and Girls Club staff, and members of the Body First staff. Net Generation is a United States Tennis Association (USTA) “Learn to Play” program was created to help get more youth interested in the game of tennis.
TENNIS FOR ALL AGES AND ABILITIES
Participants to experience what is like to not only teach tennis kids but also to see what it is like to be a kid learning to play. There was lots of smiles as they learned games, drills, and skills for sharing tennis with the next generation.
FUN FACT: Participants used thier non-dominant hand during their training to mimic what it is like for kids to learn tennis for the first time.
FREE EQUIPMENT FOR INSTRUCTORS
In addition to the great memories, laughter, and bagels; Educators also receive
- Equipment for their program (Nets, racquets, balls, and more)
- Teaching plans (created in conjunction with SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Educators))
- Net Generation Mobile App
About USTA NET GENERATION
Net Generation’s mission is to spread the love of tennis to a new generation, by empowering those that will teach them. Coaches, organizers, and teachers can gain access to the expertise of the USTA as they work with leading experts worldwide to develop new play formats, curricula, and digital tools. Net Generation is innovating to reach a new generation and a new era of tennis.