The Dance of Tennis
Over the past couple weeks, site coordinators from 21 LA's BEST sites were selected to join the Dance of Tennis and ultimately start tennis programs as their induvidual sites.
The purpose of The Dance of Tennis training is to introduce tennis to children in a revolutionary, exciting new way-a way that children love, but that also promotes nonviolence and teaches valuable life skills at the same time.
The way that the Dance of Tennis staff teaches the children is a dynamic approach that includes music and tennis-like dance steps as essential elements of the learning process from the moment that the lessons begin. Since the children are dancing immediately to music that they enjoy, the process of learning tennis becomes fun, even when their shots are not all successful. The Dance of Tennis also, introduces concepts to youngsters that will counteract the “win-at-all-cost” emphasis that is so prevalent in our culture today.