In the news - Anyone for tennis?

Centre Court was once more playing host to the cream of tennis talent as the 126th Wimbledon got underway yesterday at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

In the news: Teaching Resources - 26 June

British expectations high as Wimbledon begins


Centre Court was once more playing host to the cream of tennis talent as the 126th Wimbledon got underway yesterday at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

The first day's play saw victories for first seeds Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova, as well as a straight-sets win for former champion Roger Federer. However, not all the results went as expected; former five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams was knocked out by unseeded Russian Elena Vesnina.

Although yesterday's play was untroubled by the now-traditional inclement weather, forecasts for the next couple of days do not look promising. Despite this, the roof over Centre Court ensures that spectators will see Britain's Andy Murray compete this afternoon. Murray, who is seeded fourth in the competition, will take on Russian Nikolay Davydenko in the first-round match. While Murray chases the first British male win since Fred Perry in 1936, hopes are also high for fellow Brit Anne Keothavong. Keothavong, currently ranked as Britain's number one female player, will be playing Spain's Laura Pous-Tio.




Related resources


Wimbledon Maths Quiz

  • Your lesson plus this resource equals a lot of tennis-based learning.

Wimbledon – the geography of sport

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Wimbledon quiz and dreams/goals

  • Serve up a brilliant tennis-themed assembly with this resource from lrabbetts.

Tennis Activity Week Pack

  • This pre-prepared week of cross-curricular lessons based on a tennis theme is perfect for primary lessons.

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