Our programme starts for pre schoolers at 2 years of age and continues up to the age of 6 years old. Our focus at this stage of your child’s development is not tennis per se but in the development of Fundamental Movement Skills FMS (read more)
The development of children’s Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) at Berkhamsted Tennis & Fitness is a significant step towards establishing the required building blocks for movement to progress through our programme. They are the skills which all children need to participate successfully in all types of games, physical activities and sports.
FMS can be categorised under three headings:
Locomotion – the ability to move from one place to another
Stabilisation – the ability to maintain control of joint movement
Object manipulation – influencing the movement of an object
At this stage of the programme we aim to:
Enable all young people to develop confidence in their basic movement skills and experience a wide variety of sports at an early age
To better prepare them for lifelong participation in sport, because their self-perception of their sporting ability is more positive
To better prepare them to achieve their full potential due to the learning of transferable skills
At this stage of the programme we advise children to attend twice a week in school term time, which will enable them to develop the level of Fundamental Movement Skills to progress through the latter stages of our junior programme.
Berkhamsted Tennis & Fitness provides tennis and fitness services to people of all ages and levels, every day of the week. We count ourselves as one of the leading all round tennis and fitness coaching programmes in the Region.