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Lawn Tennis Association (LTA)

LTA support the Beavers Sports Activity Badge, helping young people be active and develop physical skills through tennis and related games.

LTA are our fantastic supporters of the Beavers Sports Activity Badge. They have helped us develop a collection of fun activities for the badge, which introduce young people to tennis; and are offering all Beavers who complete the activities a 10% discount on their LTA Youth Start Programme. 

Tennis tops competition

The Scouts and the LTA are teaming up to run a fun competition, where you can win your group some top tennis kit!

We want you to reimagine your own whacky tennis top, paying tribute to your local area, your Scout group, your family - wherever you draw your inspiration from! 

To enter the competition, click the link below to go to the Tennis Tops activity, download the template and create your own wild design. Entries are open to young people from Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers - just make sure you include your name and your groups name when you submit your entry. Winning entries will win 12 tennis rackets for their group.

Entries close at midnight on Sunday 8th May 2022.

To enter, please submit your entries via THIS SMARTSHEET LINK or post them to LTA Competition, The Scouts, Gilwell Park, Chingford, E4 7QW

 

 

Scouts Discount for the LTA Youth Start Programme

LTA Youth Start is for young people who are new to tennis. They help teach kids new life skills, developing them as both players and people. This is a modern approach to tennis training. Forget standing around waiting for your turn to hit a forehand. Think dynamic sessions catered for all abilities.

LTA want to encourage young people to play tennis throughout their lives – and be active too. So, if your Beavers have aced the introductory tennis activities and want to complete their Beavers Sports Activity Badge, why not give it a try?

How to Book: please head over to to the LTA Youth Start website. Then use the postcode finder to see which Youth Start courses are available near you. Once you have selected a course and are ready to book, enter the special promotion code Beaver628 to redeem your discount!

About LTA

LTA is the National Governing Body for tennis in Great Britain, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. LTA's vision is ‘Tennis opened up’, and their mission is to grow tennis by making it relevant, accessible, welcoming and enjoyable. 

Tennis is an amazing sport. Anyone can play; whatever their motivation or ability, from all communities and backgrounds. At any age and for a whole lifetime, tennis provides physical, social and mental rewards both on and off the court. 

LTA want tennis to be open to as many people as possible, across the whole of Britain.

Find out more on the LTA website.

Get stuck in with these activities

Check out these great tennis activities, supported by the LTA

Beaver Scout Sports Activity Badge (LTA)

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Cup it up

Get crafty with recyclable materials then use your game to perfect your hand-eye coordination.

Ages: 6 to 10½ | Takes: 20 minutes​​​

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What’s the drill?

Warm up while perfecting your tennis technique and learning the rules of the game.

Ages: 6 to 10½ | Takes: 30 minutes​​​

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Racket-free hack

No racket, no tennis balls, no court? No problem! Use these games to build your tennis skills without the frills.

Ages: 6 to 10½ | Takes: 30 minutes​​​

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Tiny tennis tournaments

Put your tennis skills to the test with a tiny tournament of games with a twist.

Ages: 6 to 10½ | Takes: 45 minutes​​​

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Get a certificate for your achievements

Once Beavers have completed any of the introductory activities, you can download the certificate below and sign up for the LTA Youth Start Programme!

Simply click on the QR Code on the certificate and use the postcode finder to see which Youth Start courses are available near you. Once you have selected a course and are ready to book, enter the special promotion code Beaver628 to redeem your discount.

Before downloading your certificate, we would appreciate if you could answer three short questions three short questions to help LTA identify areas and regions where there is high demand for their Youth Start courses.