Using of tennis elements as a way to in crease physical activity of primary school children

  • Liudmyla Shuba Zaporizhzhya National Technical University
  • Viktoriia Shuba Pridneprovsk State Academy of Physical Education and Sports
Keywords: methodology, health, primary school, physical activity, physical skills


Relevance. Nowadays the sedentary lifestyle is increasing among children which influence for delayed development of physical qualities. That’s why preserving and improving the health of primary school children, increasing their physical activity, development and improvement of physical qualities is the main task of physical education of primary school children. Goal – substantiate the methodology of organization physical education lessons for primary school children using tennis elements to improve physical activity level. Research organization. In the study involved 64 children (boys, girls) 8-9 years old. Children are assigned to the main medical group for health reasons. We saved all the study topics, hours and lessons structure, but divided the semesters into blocks. For a harmonious development, we performed elements and exercise with both right and left hands. Using of tennis elements was introduced into the process of physical education in each lessons. Results. Investigated the effectiveness of the developed methodology comparing the results of the control and experimental group. Determined that the children of the experimental group had significantly lower level of health problems think’s to the use of tennis elements in physical education lessons. And the results of the physical fitness level were significantly better. Namely: muscle fat of hands increased 6,33 and 3,21 times (respectively for boys and girls); speed-strength physical qualities – 5,34 and 4,19 times, torso muscle strength – 4,94 and 4,07 times; coordination – 4,05 and 3,26 times; flexibility – 5,14 and 6,18 times; speed – 3,01 and 2,59 times. Conclusion. The results show the effectiveness of the developed methodology, which is aimed at the use of tennis elements during physical education lessons in the primary school.


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How to Cite
Shuba, L., & Shuba, V. (2019). Using of tennis elements as a way to in crease physical activity of primary school children. Physical Education, Sport and Health Culture in Modern Society, (4(48), 74-81.
Physical culture, physical education of different age group population