Get your class involved: Wimbledon Lesson Plan

Posted: Jun 24 2015

As the weather has started improving and with Wimbledon just around the corner it’s a great time to get the children out of the classroom and get involved with tennis. If you are not fortunate enough to be able to get out of the classroom then we have also come up with some alternative activities the children can take part in to get the involved with the game. 

When is Wimbledon 2015?

Wimbledon in 2015 will run from 29th June to 12th July. There will be matches every day except on 5th July. 

Wimbledon Facts:

  • Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world
  • It has been based in Wimbledon, London since 1877.
  • It is the only major tennis venue that it still played of real grass. 
  • It is tradition to eat strawberries and cream. 
  • Tennis Players are required to wear all white clothing.
  • If royals are in attendance the players must bow towards the royal box.

If you need a reminder of the basics of playing tennis please click here.

Our Top 5 Wimbledon Lesson Activities

1. Tiddle Tennis

This game is great for the classroom or outdoors. It is based on the game called tiddlywinks. The children could make their own tennis court out of card or felt and then play against each other. Why not run your own Wibledon Tiddle Tennis competition?

2. Quiz

Find out how much the children already know about tennis by running a simple tennis quiz. Click here for a great printable version of a tennis quiz. 

3. Playing Tennis

If you can get outside and have access to sport equipment there are some great tennis practise ideas for young primary school children. Click here for some great ideas for 3-4 year olds.

4. Balloon Tennis

An easy version of tennis that is great to play indoors. All you need is x2 paper plates, x2 lolly sticks, tape and a balloon. 

5. Watch tennis with Strawberries and Cream 

Get the kids together on a sunny afternoon and watch some tennis either on the TV or if you are lucky enough to have tennis courts perhaps there is a live match going on.