On Friday October 19th, the Tennis Federation of the Cayman Islands hosted a tennis clinic for PE teachers from Government Schools in an introduction to tennis coaching.
The event was made possible with the help of PwC, who sponsored the clinic, Gloria Bell from the Department of Education and Mica Koll from Cayman Performance Tennis.
Mica Koll said it was a pleasure to instruct the PE teachers on the basics of the wonderful sport of tennis and that all of the teachers came with a great attitude and willingness to learn a new sport.
The PE teachers were coached on how to instruct a forehand and a backhand along with many hand eye coordination drills. The clinic progressed from easier to more challenging exercises to allow for the development of the strokes of tennis and overall feel for the game. Many of the drills and activities covered in the clinic are also transferrable to other sports, which is great for development of not just tennis, but for all sports in Government schools.
The Tennis Federation and Mica Koll were very pleased and encouraged to see the interest in which the Government schools are showing towards learning new sports, especially with the introduction of tennis to the school curriculum.
Introducing a new sport like tennis to the children of Cayman is a great step to growing the game as a whole in the community and the Cayman Islands in general.
Mica Koll said he hoped that we will see more tennis players from Cayman from this initiative and that the schools can continue to give kids the ability to grow in sport as well as academics.
The Tennis Federation would like to thank PwC, Department of Education, Mica Koll and all the teachers who attended.