Hans Felius, our ITEC National Tennis and Social Impact Director, continues to document his experiences and time back in Israel with our students on a daily basis. Here are a few entries from his journal, "Holding Serve," from last week:
March 25, 2020
"We received hundreds of videos in return from our children with amazing examples of their practices. When you click on the links, you can see a few amazing examples of nether discipline, perseverance, creativity and new found dynamic stability. It will warm your heart…..
The players from our Talent Development programs started the week with a fixed routine including a morning run around the house, fitness session after breakfast, schoolwork before lunch, tennis exercises and fitness after lunch and schoolwork again to finish the day. It is amazing how fast children adapt to the new reality if they put their head and heart into it."
March 29, 2020
"Videos from children, coaches and managers were flying back and force again very frequently; all started off early in the morning with a beautiful recapturing of last week’s work by many Center managers, coaches and children, professionally made by Rakefet
Binyamini, Manager of our ITECenter in Tel Aviv
For one time I want to share with you what our professional workgroup prepares daily. This is just an example of the daily content of today, that we prepare uniquely for our ITEC children only. This went to all the children of the younger ages and in our Social Impact programs:
Hello kids ❤❤❤
This week, we have specially prepared for you, the children of the Fun Tennis & Education Training Center, that you can do in pairs in the family with your parents or siblings. 😊
It takes half an hour to practice it twice.
An explanatory video is attached.
Waiting for your shares.
Have a great week and good luck.
The Tennis & Education Centers in Israel
March 30, 2020
"Now the expanded Educational
starts to kick in as well. The mental training
started and not only prepared lessons by the psychologists of MentalJump, but also with live Zoom lessons with their mental health specialists or psychologists were held in several Centers. We are now setting up English lessons and by the end of this week we will be able to start 3 different levels of English studies. We continue to communicate with children daily, reinforcing the government guidelines and providing daily tennis, fitness and movement activities. The children are responding daily and enthusiastically. The following beautiful video is an adaptation of our Early Childhood motor development programs that has been customized for home schooling for the children and their parents.