Tennis Australia

As the governing body for tennis in Australia, Tennis Australia is responsible for facilitating the Australian Open and is committed to the development of the sport at all levels.

As part of Tennis Australia's cooperation with the Shanghai Tennis Association, from April 18 to 24, 2016, the Tennis for Schools in China Teacher and Coach Workshop was held in Shanghai. During the event, coaches from Tennis Australia introduced the theoretical principles of the Hot Shot program, the junior tennis project of Tennis Australia, and delivered practical tutorials using special tennis balls, nets and fields. Nihao Global delivered translations for all the documents and teaching materials for the event.

The Australian Open, chronologically the first of the four Grand Slam tennis events of the year, is staged annually by Tennis Australia. Boasting an engaged audience of half a billion, the event has attracted many global partner brands such as Kia Motors, ANZ, IBM, Rolex and Emirates. Tennis Australia helps partners achieve objectives such as brand and product awareness, engagement, perception and advocacy.

Nihao Global has been entrusted with translating Australian Open Partnership Prospectus, helping Tennis Australia to build strong Chinese partnerships.


Tennis Australia

The Tennis for Schools program adopts the game-based focus of the Game Sense Approach central to the sporting philosophy of Playing for Life. Learning through playing games students are encouraged to 'play with purpose' to develop the technical motor skills and tactical decision-making skills of tennis as complimentary pairs. This pedagogical approach involves guided play using questions to shape, focus and make visible player learning, the deliberate modification of task and environmental constraints to meet the learning needs of the players at different stages of game development and as a tool to create the right challenge point for students during practice, and direct instruction to promote tactical understanding and technique development where appropriate.

Just as it is important to get the practice games and other activities at the right challenge point for the learner whereby they are required to adapt and improve but in a learning environment where they believe the practice challenge is achievable, it is important to design questions that are in the learners' zone of development. Getting the challenge point of the questions right ensures students are able to make the connection between what they already know and understand and the information provided by the new situations' complexity of challenge presented within the game. Novice and beginning players will require more scaffolding and guidance, and thus different types of questions compared to players with more experience with tennis, as the novice player often has limited prior knowledge and understanding to draw on. Questions directed at novice players may be more convergent towards 'right' answers. As players gain more understanding, the questions can be more open and exploratory in nature, even to the point of encouraging divergent and creative responses. Along the continuum of game development from novice to expert player, the purpose of questions is to provide a learning environment that scaffolds understanding and permits students to actively construct technical and tactical game skill.


Tennis Australia

校园网球项目采用以比赛为基础的理解式球类教学法(Game Sense Approach),与"终生运动(Playing for Life)"体育哲学的核心理念不谋而合。我们鼓励学生通过比赛来学习,并且"要有目的地比赛",以此来开发其网球技术动作技能以及战术决策技能。这种教学方法通过提问进行引导式学习,以塑造学生的学习习惯,突出重点,实现学习内容的具体化;对任务和环境限制因素进行精心设计,以满足学生在不同阶段的学习需求,并为学生在练习中设置合适的挑战难点;还可根据需要对学生进行直接指导,以提高其对战术的理解能力和技术水平。





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