The SC Global Tennis for Every Child (TFEC) is a community outreach programme created by SC Global & Singapore Tennis Association to widen interest and participation in tennis in primary schools. The Tennis For Every Child programme currently serves up free tennis programmes to over 15,000 students each year through 27 local primary schools and special needs schools. Under the broad mantra of giving every child a chance to experience the joy of tennis, TFEC supports schools by providing free tennis equipment, teacher training and after school programmes.
Aimed at introducing new players to competition format, the annual TFEC Carnival has been such a success amongst the young students that it now runs twice a year. Tennis clinics with Judy Murray and former world No.19 WTA Player Yayuk Basuki reflect the programmes spirit of being inspired by the very best, with the belief that anything is possible for these young budding players. Providing students with free tickets to watch their favourite stars live at the WTA Finals is also an important part of the students learning journey, as they discover the fun and sportsmanship of tennis. Winners of our 2017 Carnival scored a once in a lifetime experience as they sat on centre court to watch 2017 Champion Caroline Wozniacki beat Simona Halep.
To learn more about Tennis For Every Child and how you can register, visit www.tennisforeverychild.com
SC Global Tennis For Every Child Tennis Carnival
Location: MOE Headquarters
Date: 13 September 2016
Presenting sponsor SC Global recently invited former world No.19 WTA Player Yayuk Basuki to conduct an engaging tennis clinic for 36 primary school students from the Tennis For Every Child programme. Held in collaboration with WTA, the clinic reflected the programmes spirit of being inspired by the very best,with the belief that anything is possible for these young budding players. Held at MOE (Evans) Sports Hall, the clinic was part of the SC Global Tennis for Every Child (TFEC) Inter-School Carnival, held in the run up to the 2016 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global. The annual tennis carnival is open to all primary schools, and aims to grow the tennis talent pool by introducing new players to the competition format with a modified point scoring system, modified nets, lighter racquets and low compression balls. This year’s carnival saw some 90 students from 13 primary schools in Singapore compete in a friendly round-robin format. The competition saw gold medal winners from Telok Kurau Primary (Xiao Jia Wen), Yu Neng Primary (Isnuh Aqil) and Nanyang Primary (Caden Kong) in the respective red, orange and green ball categories. Students and Teachers from MINDS Towner Gardens were awarded the Tennis For Every Child School of the Year 2016 trophy for their commitment to the sport and the incredible development of the students throughout the year.
To complete their learning journey as they discover the fun of sportsmanship, students from the TFEC programme who participated in the carnival were also invited to watch their favourite tennis stars live in action at the 2016 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.