Tony Lee and staff have run a successful Ace Tennis program
in Primary Schools throughout the Western Suburbs. Schools where we have
taught the program include Mortlake, Strathfield North, Concord West,
Russell Lea, Abbotsford, Homebush West and a long term year 2 program
at Strathfield South. Cost is $2.00 (including GST) per student per lesson.
The whole class participates. Net systems are erected in the playgrounds
or court. All racquets and balls are supplied.
is Ace Tennis?
Ace Tennis has been developed by Tennis Australia in conjunction
with the Australian Sports Commission.
Ace Tennis is not just a modified game, but also a fun-orientated
skill acquisition program.
The Ace Tennis skill acquisition program develops physical skills,
such as hand-eye co-ordination, balance, movement and spatial awareness
through tennis related activities.
Ace Tennis - the game provides an opportunity for children to further
develop their skills by playing the game of tennis.
Ace Tennis is flexible!
Ace Tennis court dimensions, equipment and rules can be altered depending
on the age, size and skill level of the children.
Ace Tennis is suitable for children 5 - 12 years.
1 strung racquet (58.4cm (23") or smaller) or plastic racquet
2 tennis balls or low compression tennis balls per playing court.
1 tennis net per playing court (Ace Tennis net or similar obstacle
may be used if tennis net is not available).
The height of the net can be lowered depending on the age, size
and skill level of the children.
Ace Tennis benefits:
Children play sport to have fun, make friends, feel good and
to learn new skills.
Ensure your Ace Tennis competition or challenge meets the following
It's fun It involves maximum participation using a round robin
or compass draw format.
It emphasises participating rather than winning.
It further develops skills.
It emphasises the team work rather than individual skills