The 2018 edition of the award winning grassroot program Teach me Tennis ended Sunday November 11 at the Downtown Tennis Center with Johnson Elementary and Glenwood Primary as champions of the Teach me Tennis Tournament. Each school won the elementary and primary school division respectively. Students at Glenwood Primary, Johnson Elementary, Armuchee Elementary, Eastside Elementary, Darlington School and Model Elementary competed for chance to win the tournament. The tournament is an important event for all of the participants and their parents as it showcases all of the new skills the students learned over the prior weeks.
Teach Me Tennis is a six session after school grassroot program focused on introducing primary and elementary age students to tennis. On the first day, students are given a tennis racquet which they keep forever. Participating instructors are trained to teach tennis, a non-traditional sport, both so they can lead the program and so they can enhance their daily physical education classes with a new activity for their students. With the help of several sponsors, schools receive new equipment such as nets, tennis balls, and racquets from Teach Me Tennis to ensure students are learning the sport in the best possible manner.
This program was created in 2014 and introduced to Rome community in the 2015 by Director of Tennis of Coosa Country Club, Juan Pablo Selle and owners of Rome Tennis Management, Cristian Lopez and David Araiza.
Thanks to their efforts and many partners in the community, over 2,000 children have been introduced to the game through in the past 4 years.
For more information about Teach Me Tennis, contact JP Selle, [email protected]