Colfe’s Hosts Miss-Hits Tennis Workshop
Colfe’s School hosted a Miss-Hits day for staff from local schools to teach tennis, develop skills and learn about the game through the Miss-Hits Characters.
Miss-Hits was founded by Judy Murray with the aim of encouraging more girls into the sport. Teachers were taught simple skill-building exercises and games designed to help introduce girls to starter tennis.
The event was attended by staff from Cherry Orchard Primary School, Eltham CE School, Fairlawn Primary School, St Josephs RC Primary School and Turnham Primary School. Afterwards, attendees were given a free kit bag with tennis equipment to take back to their school.
Caroline Hills, Head of KS2 Girls Games, said, “Both the Miss Hits and the She Rallies programmes are excellent starting points for getting girls involved in tennis and sport in general. It is fabulous to see various different sports increasing their advertising, provision and financial opportunities for women and this is an upward trajectory that must continue. We all know that mental health and body image are issues pertinent to our younger generation and it is well documented that sport helps improve self-esteem, build confidence and give children’s bodies the healthiest start to life. If our society is to continue developing positively, the faces and voices of women in sport need to be seen and heard more often.”
Judy Murray is a professional tennis coach and the mother of professional tennis players Andy and Jamie Murray. Under the Lawn Tennis Association, Murray has coached many players at both regional and national level. In 2011 she was elected as Captain of the British Fed Cup team before stepping down in 2016. In 2017, she was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to tennis, women in sport and charity.