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ICP have recently approved a grant for the Ken Rosewall Regional Project, presented by Kids Tennis Foundation (Founder & Chairman – Paul McNamee) and largely sponsored by CQS. This programme, to take place in regional country towns, will target remote, isolated and low socio-economic regions. The programme will benefit children from 8 to 12 years old and will focus on life skills, as the main aim is social welfare conducted through the medium of tennis. Once the programme gets underway it is hoped that by year three 1,000 children will be taking part.

Newsletter Update - June 2018

Now in the third year of funding from CQS, The Yulgilbar Foundation and International Club Philanthropy, KTF programs are being conducted in many primary schools in regional and remote areas in Australia as part of the Ken Rosewall Regional Project.  Download the document below for more information.

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Newborough East Primary School, Victoria


Newborough East Primary has had the pleasure to participate in the Kids Tennis Foundation program. Andrew Peavey runs an excellent program that is extremely engaging for the students and the staff.   He sets lessons and activities that allow for a wide range of skill levels and the students enjoy the challenges that he offers.  He quickly establishes an excellent rapport with the students and the kids look forward to the sessions.   

As a PE teacher I have seen the students bring the skills learned to my classes and I am easily able to build on these and assist the kids in transferring these to similar sports. I have also noticed a positive impact on the staff attending his sessions. It has been great to see them participate with the students and develop their own skills not only in the sport, but in how to approach the teaching of a sport. 

I hope to participate in the program again as I believe it provides excellent opportunities for our students.

Thank you KTF and KRRP - Mike Pullar, PE Teacher

   

Bendigo Violet Street Primary School, Victoria

The tennis program was fantastic. Bree was an exceptional teacher who developed a great rapport with the students.  It was a fantastic opportunity for our students to participate in tennis skills. The students would eagerly look forward to each Monday afternoon, walking down to the local court and participating in Tennis.  It was great for their self-esteem and self-confidence and it also improved their social skills.

Most of these students would not have the opportunity to play Tennis especially on a real tennis court so it was a great opportunity for them.
A big thanks to Steve, Susie and Bree…..we would love to be included in the Ken Rosewall Regional Project again next year!

Emma Grant, Teacher

Kandanga State School, Queensland 

Kandanga State School recently hosted a 10 week Hot Shots Program thanks to Kids Tennis Foundation and the Ken Rosewall Regional Project. The students enjoyed the experiences and will now be able to play at lunch times using the skills gained over the length of the program. The principal Mr Warwick Lucht was very supportive of the program and commented “ It is great to see the students able to challenge each other in a fun environment”.

 The students are all keen to continue playing tennis and improving their skills and having fun.

Brett Cottrill 
Gympie And District Tennis Association Coach


Morwell, Victoria

Thanks to funding from CQS, The Yulgilbar Foundation (Myer) and International Club Philanthropy, KTF programs are being conducted in many primary schools in regional and remote areas of Australia as part of the Ken Rosewall Regional Project. Kids Tennis Foundation is truly indebted to these three wonderful sponsors. As a result, the children in schools in these regional areas have been given an opportunity that would not have been possible without their support.  

One such school is the “new” Morwell Central Primary School. KTF coach of 25 years, Andrew Peavey, has been conducting the Kids Tennis Foundation program and students have been working on improving their skills as well as having lots of fun. Pictured here is Andrew with the Morwell Central P.S School Captain and Vice Captains.  

Comments from the teachers below indicate that the children are loving their time with coach, Andrew…..

Andrew (Grade 6 teacher)

Andrew is always happy and makes jokes with us. We all have funny names. He doesn't take things too seriously. He is really interactive. He listens to students and what they want to learn and gives the kids choices in games

Kezia (Grade 1/2 teacher)

All students are engaged, have a lot of fun and Andrew caters for all different levels.

Carolyne (Grade 1/2 teacher)

The sessions keep every child active and involved at all times. They are learning great skills. Sessions are pitched at the right skill and grade level.

Andrew has a positive, humorous manner with the students and they love going to tennis lessons.

He is always well organised, equipment ready to use and well planned.

The only improvement would be to give us MORE lessons.

THANKS KIDS TENNIS FOUNDATION!

Kids Tennis Foundation Story 2016

Please see the video for the Kids Tennis Foundation below

 


Many more children in regional and remote areas of Australia have received coaching in a Kids Tennis Foundation program at their schools as part of the Ken Rosewall Regional Project (KRRP), thanks to funding from CQS, YULGILBAR FOUNDATION and ICP. Earlier this year, Ken was at the launch of KRRP at Kingswood Primary School in Penrith, NSW and since then has visited two more schools, namely Islington Primary School and Franklin Primary School. The story goes something like this…….

FROM ISLINGTON PRIMARY SCHOOL:

First of all I would like to thank the Kids Tennis Foundation for the opportunity given to our school to participate in the program this year under the banner of the Ken Rosewall Regional Project. Secondly I would like to acknowledge the commitment and excellent coaching provided by the coach Michael Mills. He has a real affiliation with introducing tennis to those that have no or little experience and an excellent rapport with children. Thirdly, the students who participated have benefited in many ways. We have new refugee students in the school and this was their first experience with tennis and the improvement in these students’ skills was outstanding. The same can be said for students in my class who have an intellectual disability and often poor gross motor skills. It provided them with a positive self-esteem boost to be able to participate with their peers within the broader school environment. All students regardless of background were enthusiastic every week and put in a great effort to improve, be responsible with equipment, learn to take turns and develop their sportsmanship and cooperative skills. We had approximately 50 students from years 3-6 participate throughout the year. The program offered teachers a valuable opportunity to learn new teaching skills and we now have the appropriate equipment to keep practising.

The students really appreciated the visit from Ken Rosewall. It was a great chance to research his contribution to Australian tennis and they were very interested in what he had to say at assembly. He is a true gentlemen.

Many students have enjoyed the positive outcomes from being involved in this program and we look forward to applying for the chance to be part of it again in future years.

Sean Beeton
Sport Coordinator


  

  

FROM FRANKLIN PRIMARY SCHOOL

The Kids Tennis Foundation program has been amazing. The whole school community is really excited about being involved with Kids Tennis Foundation and the Ken Rosewall Regional Project.

Staff and students really enjoy the activities and the confidence gained by the students is evident.

The skills they are learning from Coach, Bernadette Franklin, are great and I think they already feel they could play for Australia! Having Ken himself visit the school recently was amazing. He spoke to the assembly. In his talk he spoke about the way his love of tennis had enabled him to travel the world and have such amazing experiences. The parents and grandparents who attended were keen to catch up with him afterwards for a chat.

The students and staff are excited about the coming weeks of lessons. Our school is well equipped with Hot Shots equipment and we will continue to build on these skills.

Carmel Stuckey
Principal

Ken Rosewall - Regional ProjectLaunch

Kids Tennis Foundation (KTF) launched the Ken Rosewall Regional Project (KRRP) at Kingswood Park Primary School in Penrith New South Wales on Monday 15 February 2016.  Funding for this Project is from global asset management company CQS, the ICP and the Yulgilbar Foundation (Myer). 

It was the most fabulous day with many in attendance including Ken Rosewall of course, Sir Michael Hintze (CQS) who had flown from London especially for the event, Peter McQuibben (ICP) who had flown from Washington, Paul McNamee (Chairman & Founder KTF and IC President Australia), Victor Eke (IC Australia & KTF Board), Matt Starr (Tennis NSW), Councillor Ross Fowler (Deputy Mayor Penrith), Board Members Tennis NSW etc. Principal of the school, Katrina Berwick, was the perfect host and made all of us feel so welcome. Once we were welcomed by the school captains, Paul was fantastic as MC and had the attention of the many children when highlighting Ken’s incredible tennis record. Sir Michael too spoke to the children about his tennis background and the importance of sport in his life, encouraging them to be active and stay happy. Councillor Ross Fowler spoke of the importance of KTF programs in the Penrith area and Matt too spoke of the benefits associated with playing sport. Once the formalities were over, coaches, Elton & Tahnee conducted the KTF program in brilliant fashion. Ken, Sir Michael & Paul had a hit with the kids  & they absolutely loved it. KTF programs under the KRRP banner will be conducted every week of the school year (40 weeks) in many regional schools throughout Australia.

To find out more:  http://www.tennis.com.au/nsw/news/2016/02/15/ken-rosewall-helps-launch-groundbreaking-coaching-project
 

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