• Class: Primary 3
  • Term: 2nd Term
  • Week: 7
  • Age: 8 years
  • Period:
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: Basic Science Technology
  • Curriculum Theme: Physical And Health Education
  • Topic: Tennis
  • Content: Basic Skills And Materials Needed For Tennis

Specific Objectives:
By the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:

  • Cognitive Domain:
  • Define and explain two basic skills needed for playing tennis.
  • Affective Domain:
  • Appreciate the importance of teamwork in playing tennis.
  • Psychomotor Domain:
  • Demonstrate the correct posture and swing while playing tennis.
  • Social Domain:
  • Collaborate with peers in practicing tennis skills.

Reference Materials:

  • 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  • Abuja Educational Resource Centre Scheme of work
  • NAPPS National Unified Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks

Instructional Materials:

  • Tennis rackets
  • Tennis balls
  • Tennis court (marked on the ground or a visual representation)
  • Whiteboard and markers

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding the basic skills and materials for tennis is essential for promoting physical activity and teamwork, contributing to the holistic development of pupils.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Students should have basic knowledge of sports and physical activities.


Content Development: Tennis

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeachers ActivityPupils ActivityLearning Point
Introduction 5 minsDiscussionQuestion and AnswerAsk students what they know about tennis.Respond to questions and share thoughts.Understand the importance of tennis.
Basic Skills and Materials10 minsDemonstrationShow tennis equipment and demonstrate two basic skills.Observe the demonstration and ask questions.Learn about basic tennis skills and materials.
Teamwork Discussion 5 minsGroup DiscussionSmall Group ActivityDivide students into groups, discuss the importance of teamwork in tennis.Discuss teamwork in groups.Appreciate the importance of teamwork.
Correct Posture and Swing8 minsPractical DemonstrationModeling and Guided PracticeDemonstrate correct tennis posture and swing. Allow students to practice with guidance.Practice correct posture and swing.Demonstrate psychomotor skills in tennis.
Team Practice5 minsGroup ActivityCollaborative LearningOrganize students into pairs for tennis practice.Practice tennis skills in pairs.Collaborate in practicing tennis.
Note Taking 2 minsWriting Note-TakingSummarize key points about tennis skills and materials.Take notes in their notebooks.Understand essential points about tennis.
Evaluation 3 minsQuestion and AnswerGroup QuizAsk questions related to tennis skills and materials.Discuss and answer questions in groups.Assess comprehension of tennis knowledge.
Conclusion 2 minsRecapReflectionSummarize the lesson and ask students to reflect on what they learned.Share reflections.Recap key concepts and lessons.

Classroom Note:


Basic Skills In Tennis:

  1. Correct posture
  2. Proper swing technique
  3. Grip
  4. Backhand serving
  5. Passing

Materials Needed For Tennis:

  • Tennis racket
  • Tennis ball
  • Tennis court
  • Net


  1. What are two basic skills needed for playing tennis?
  2. Name two materials needed for playing tennis.

Note to Teachers:
Customize the lesson content, teaching methods, and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, curriculum, and available resources.