The deputy minister of Education and Science of Georgia, Irina Kurdadze; the President of Georgian Tennis Federation, Leila Meskhi; and the representative of the International Tennis Federation, Goran Shevchenko attended the final meeting of the tennis club “GioMir”.
Ten public school children were involved in the competition, which was held in several stages. The 20 best second-form schoolchildren from each school participated in the competition, totaling 200 participants. The fifty best moved into finals. The club will prepare a winners monetary prize in the future, and all participants who advanced to finals will get discounts. At the end of the competition, all of players were awarded.
Starting in the 2010-2011 academic year, amendments were introduced to the national curriculum including replacing physical culture lessons with sports classes, developing cohesive physical educational programs, retraining teachers, and providing schools with necessary sports equipment; these changes made sports classes more engaging for schoolchildren. Different kinds of sport classes are held in schools, and sports championships are held between the schools, such as the abovementioned tennis championship.
Based on the memorandum signed with the Georgian Tennis Federation, 10 public schools in Tbilisi were selected to have tennis instructors provided by the Georgian Tennis Federation. The federation gifted sport equipment inventories to the selected schools and provided for their training of sport teachers and organization of tennis championships. The Federation’s goal in the project is to help talented children have access to this expensive sport.
In the public schools of Georgia, the goal of promoting the studying of tennis is to popularize tennis this sport among schoolchildren. The Georgian Tennis Federation and the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia will continue to organize such competitions in the future.