Teddy Tennis: Teddy Tennis inspires children aged 2 to 5+ to get active, grow their confidence and enhance their communication skills so as to equipment them with the key skills needed to meet the growing challenges of life in the 21st century.
How we do this: We make Teddy Tennis FUN and engaging to play by using a combination of music, pictures and teddy bear characters throughout all our lessons whereby captivating their imaginations and appealing to their young developing minds. This form of teaching is modelled on what is known as Visual Auditory Kinesthetic (VAK) learning, see below for more information.
What we do: We teach Teddy Tennis all year round in nurseries, kindergartens, parks, tennis clubs and sports centres in 18 countries worldwide, lessons which children everywhere love.
It involves the use of seen or observed things, including pictures, demonstrations and videos. Every Teddy Tennis lesson uses inspiration pictures of teddy bear characters playing Teddy Tennis…. and of course every Teddy Tennis coach demonstrates how things should be done correctly.
It involves the transfer of information through listening: to the spoken word, and of music and sounds. Every Teddy Tennis lesson involves music that was specifically written by Teddy Tennis and provides the correct rhythm and timing for doing each game or exercise; the words of the music tell the children what to do.
It involves physical participation – doing, practical hands on experiences, and taking part in coordinated movement, racket and hand to eye skills. Every Teddy Tennis lesson is fully interactive and involves having a lot of FUN.
Teddy Tennis the Business
Teddy Tennis is a sports, training, education, entertainment and lifestyle program all rolled into one and is targeted at children aged 2½ to 5+ years.
Teddy Tennis is marketed worldwide as a franchise program, and is available at sports & tennis clubs, pre-schools, day care centers and nurseries, and it is even available at some holiday resorts too!
As of October 2018, Teddy Tennis classes are being delivered in such diverse places as London, New York, Houston, Canberra, Cyprus, Leipzig, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Dubai, Bahrain, Bogota, Jeddah, Bahrain, Cairo, Oman and Mauritius.
Teddy Tennis has been conceived, created, designed and subject to on-going development in England.
Who Is Teddy Tennis?
The co-founders of Teddy Tennis are Richard and Stephen Bean.
Richard is a career tennis coach and singer songwriter who has combined both skills & expertise to create the Teddy Tennis concept.
Richard, who is one of the UK’s leading children’s tennis coaches, attributes his success to his unique ability to communicate and interact with young children. Through these special communications skills, Richard has been able to tap into the imagination of his young pupils and to jointly create the songs, stories and characters that make up Teddy Tennis.
Stephen is a career marketer and has spent 20+ years working in corporate marketing in the computing sector. More recently Stephen has been involved in teaching and lecturing in marketing.
Stephen has combined his commercial, marketing and teaching skills to develop the Teddy Tennis program into a deliverable and highly desirable lifestyle program for young children.
Stephen and Richard have received a massive amount of assistance and support in developing Teddy Tennis and they would like to pay particular credit to: