Minister of Education and Science of Georgia Dimitri Shashkini and President of Georgian Tennis Federation Leila Meskhi signed a memorandum of cooperation at Tbilisi Experimental School №1. The memorandum aims at promoting a healthy life style among schoolchildren and introduction of tennis classes at public schools.
The event was also attended by Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Lado Vardzelashvili and Deputy Minister David Namgalauri.
Introduction of tennis classes at school will contribute to the development and popularization of Georgian Tennis and will enhance sports performance of the schoolchildren.
From 2010-2011 academic year amendments were introduced to the national curriculum and physical culture lessons were replaced by sports classes. Sports classes have become more engaging for the schoolchildren.
The schools are free to choose among different kinds of sports, they also organize school championship. So far football, basketball and volleyball are the most popular sports. The memorandum with the Georgian Tennis Federation will help to promote this kind of sport as well and increase an access of schoolchildren to it.
At first stage, only several schools of Tbilisi will be selected where Georgian Tennis Federation will undertake teaching of tennis and training of teachers. Federation will also provide these schools with necessary sports inventories and organize competitions.