Social Impact & Mobility; Integrated Sports, Education (STEM) and Nutrition Programs
- The recent British Sports Medical study highlighted the significant health benefits of rackets sports
- They are life sports that are well suited to both genders
- Can be played in all weather, and often complement each other well
- Typically “new” sports to the inner city children we are working with
- STEM subjects important to long term success of local and broader communities
- Often perceived to be difficult and unattractive
- Significant investment in complementing the core “in school” teaching
- Present the concept of money and savings
- Facilitate healthy balanced diet, that improves concentration and provides appropriate energy for exercise
- Focus on explaining the life-long benefits
- Use role models to emphasis (eg Tennis and Squash pros affiliated with the club)
- Provide fruit and balance of the main food groups
Current Activities and Events
Current Programs in Operation
- It currently hosts the programme with the Sacred Heart School, Roehampton
- Monday and Wednesday Squash after school, with Maths and an evening meal
- Friday, Tennis and Maths after lunch
- It currently hosts with the Ellingham School
- Winter squash and maths programme, and will launch summer tennis and maths
- Reeds uses it's owns maths teachers and sixth formers to deliver the teaching component
National Tennis Centre
- It currently hosts with the Alton School, Roehampton
- Winter indoor tennis and maths progamme on Wednesday evenings
- Due to launch a 2 day a week outdoor tennis and maths programme
Selected Partner Perspectives
The PSA is really excited to be working with the team at Rackets Cubed, as it has managed the complex logistics of providing an integrated Squash, Education and Nutrition programme for inner-city children. We hope the structure will become successful throughout the UK, and welcome the opportunity to support this initiative.
Britain has seen great recent success at Elite, and Wheelchair Tennis, but we remain focused on expanding the grass roots of the Sport. Inner Cities have not been historical Tennis playing areas, so we are excited to work with Rackets Cubed and its innovative approach to promote Tennis complemented by maths tuition and nutrition into these communities
Rackets Cubed is a charity that aligns with our own vision…enhancing young lives with the provision of 3 key components to improving educational outcomes. It provides a unique way for local children to experience sports in Tennis and Squash whilst adding extra tuition as well as providing them with a nutritious meal
Roehampton Club is delighted to partner Rackets Cubed in delivering a unique and exciting inner city children’s sport and learning programme. It’s such a worthwhile Charity enhancing local children’s lives with 3 key life components - Sport, Education and Nutrition. The Club’s excellent facilities enable local school children to have free expert coaching in Tennis and Squash as well as extra tuition for Maths backed up by providing them with a nutritious meal. We are excited to work with Rackets Cubed and its creative approach to give local children every opportunity for a healthier life.
I love Squash. Me and my friends haven't played before, and a few of us now prefer it to football! It's all even better than we thought, especially as it's free!
About Rackets Cubed
We run integrated Squash, Tennis, Education (Maths) and Nutrition Programmes for local disadvantaged inner-city school children. We currently host in 3 "Aspirational Settings" the Roehampton Club, The National Tennis Centre and the Reeds School in South West London. We are due to launch at the Roehampton University in April 2018.
Our mission is to support the provision of these integrated programmes regionally, plus facilitate the creation and development of similar programmes with affiliates nationally.
We plan to achieve our mission through 4 primary ways: