Dundee and Angus wins tennis education prize
DUNDEE and Angus College is the winning project for Tennis Scotland’s Education Programme award.
The college has included locallydevised tennis units into various levels of the curriculum (4, 5 and 6), with
additional volunteering opportunities available at levels 7 and 8.
The adding of the tennis programme into the curriculum has resulted in 48 dedicated hours of lectures in the current academic year, enabling 58 students to participate in tennis for a minimum of eight weeks.
A weekly touch tennis club is open to all students and staff, including Abertay students, with more than 65 players taking advantage.
A weekly inclusive touch tennis club for supported education students introduced last November is enjoyed by 10 regular participants.
The college has upskilled 48 students to become tennis leaders and a further three have been supported through their UKCC level 1 qualification, all of which enhances their CVs.
Now 32 students are involved in eight week coaching placements in local primary schools.
Those involved in the Dundee and Angus locally-devised tennis units take a break.