My CAS experience was planning and completing a tennis training session where I coached some children who are younger than me and are interested in the game of tennis. To do this I ran an hour long coaching session at my local tennis courts which involved numerous different drills and games to improve each player’s skills.
The goals of my experience were to get a group of younger children outside and having fun playing tennis with their friends as well as my communication
and interpersonal skills when coaching younger children. I also aimed to use my tennis knowledge to help younger players with their tennis game and
share my passion for tennis.
The coaching sessions ran smoothly, despite rain earlier in the day, and by the end everyone showed amazing improvement in their skills. The session ended
up going over the hour that I had planned because everyone was having so much fun. All the children left with a smile on their face which was another
positive everyone was able to show me that they had a great time.
My tennis coaching session was a wonderful experience which challenged me to plan a full hour session as well as communicate and offer feedback to younger
children. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed running my tennis session.
Year 11 IB Student