Ten Project announces its return with new partnerships
Updated: Mar 24, 2021
As pupils begin to return to school following the latest Covid-19 lockdown, Ten Project are delighted to announce that they will be resuming delivery of both their School and Community projects, including some exciting new partnerships.
Ten Project is set to resume its school and community initiative when the resumption of outdoor sport starts again on the 29th March. Founder of Ten Project, Harry Lloyd said, “ I’m delighted to see how enthusiastic both primary schools and our community partners are in pro-actively making sure good quality physical education is delivered to children and their families, especially after the last year we have had.”
Ten Project is set to take place in more schools and in more communities than ever before during 2021 as Harry goes on to explain, “ This will ensure that Ten Project reaches more children and their families, something we are really pleased about.”
While a record number of primary schools will be taking part this year, Ten Project has also partnered with tennis charity, Bright Ideas For Tennis, to open up and create inclusive opportunities, in particular, at SEN schools.
“Ten Project really does lend itself to being fully inclusive and in general tennis can be a lot more inclusive than we realise. The great work charities like Bright Ideas For Tennis do are making that a reality. I’m so pleased to be partnering with them as we look to get more children and their families playing together”, said Harry.
Former British professional tennis player and Managing Director at Bright Ideas For Tennis, Danny Sapsford commented, “Teaming up with Ten Project means we can focus on giving more families in local communities the chance to play tennis together, regardless of their age or ability. We can continue to create more inclusive environments and accessible opportunities to encourage participation and activity to benefit both physical health and mental wellbeing.”
Ten Project encourages families to be part of their ten week school initiative; from children taking part in school, to families then coming to their local community tennis courts at the weekend where they are invited to be part of FREE family sessions. The sessions are always fully booked and despite having to limit the numbers of families attending at the weekend due to Covid-19, there are still lots of options for families to take part with Ten Project.
Schools and families are able to be part of Ten Project in a number of ways:
At School with Ten Project - Coaches will deliver sessions in school, supported by the class teacher.
At your Local Community Tennis Court - Coaches will deliver a FREE weekly session at the weekend for all families involved in the school initiative. These sessions are limited to maximum numbers depending on the number of courts due to Covid-19 regulations.
Online Resources & On Demand Videos - If families are unable to attend the weekend sessions due to the restriction in numbers allowed, Ten Project offers a wealth of online resources and on-demand video content to make sure families can still LEARN. PLAY. TOGETHER.
FREE Community Family Sessions - supported by local authority and our community tennis court partners, Ten Project offers FREE stand alone weekend family sessions that can be attended by any local families in the area. These sessions are limited to maximum numbers depending on court size due to Covid-19 regulations.
Talking about the resumption of outdoor sport, Harry commented, “We’re incredibly excited and can’t wait for the 29th March. We know how important and vital outdoor physical activity is for the health and well-being of so many families, and Ten Project is looking forward to once again being a part of that.”
"We're so appreciative of the support we continue to have from our partners at, Active Kingston, Park Tennis in Kingston, Bright Ideas For Tennis, NewBallsPlease, local school and community organisations and the many more supporters who have allowed us to continue doing the work that we do."
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