Grantham College secures funding to give students the opportunity to play tennis
Grantham College have successfully secured £1000 funding through the Tennis Foundation (#fetennis) to give students the opportunity to play tennis. Grantham College are one of 30 colleges successfully chosen to receive funding through the Tennis Foundation to support delivery of tennis within college. The aim is to increase the number of students and staff picking up a tennis racket, give groups the opportunity to take part in regular tennis sessions at Grantham Tennis Club and to give students opportunities to volunteer and coach.
Working with Grantham Tennis club, students will get the opportunity to visit the club to take part in coached sessions. Grantham College will deliver a Tennis Leaders course as well. As part of the funding, Lynsey Coy, Activity Development Officer went along with Kerry McCulley and Robert Arnold, HND Sport students to a training day held at the Dan Maskell Tennis Centre at Loughborough University. The day included on court practical sessions, providing the students with ideas for activities they can run back in college along with theory sessions including looking at disability sessions and overcoming barriers to participation.
This funding will support the Sport England Activ8+ project and is a great opportunity for the students to access the excellent facilities and coaching available at Grantham Tennis Club.