Mini Tennis

Our Lawn Tennis Association coaches will deliver these fun classes. The shorter rackets and softer balls (mini tennis level red/orange) are perfect for introducing children to the game and inspiring a life long passion for playing tennis. Throughout the sessions there will be lots of fun and exciting games to help improve tennis techniques. We will provide professional mini tennis nets and all of the equipment.


Dodgeball is a fast paced high intensity game played right across the world by people of all ages. Dodgeball is a non-contact elimination game played in teams. The object of Dodgeball is to eliminate your opponents before they eliminate you.

To ensure maximum enjoyment and that the game is played safely and correctly Action-Ants coaches always follow the UKDBA rules for primary schools and only use official UKDBA dodgeballs (non stingy).

Dance Classes

Our qualified dance instructor can deliver fun packed modern dance choreography for school and preschool children. These exciting and safe classes are for all levels of abilities. Our classes also help children to develop excellent communication skills, grow in self-esteem and enjoy the benefits of improved co-ordination and fitness levels!

Action-Ants offer a range of dance classes from the following list.

  • Cheerleading
  • Street Dance
  • Junior Clubbercise
  • Glow Party
  • Mini Ballerinas
  • Mini Movers (Preschool and Reception)
  • Toddler Dance
    • Karate

      We now offer beginners karate courses. The classes will be delivered by Lee Fallowfield who is a 2nd black belt under Mitsuru Karate.

      The sessions will teach children: the basics of karate self defence and will improve confidence, self control, concentration, physical fitness, but above all will be done safely while having fun.

      The course can be done over a half term. At the end of the course any children wishing to progress their learning further could look at joining Mark Holding Mitsuru Karate who has clubs in Penrith, Appleby, Shap, Keswick. Just ask Lee for more details during the taster sessions.

      Floor Climbing

      There are many benefits to our new floor climbing sessions:

      Through floor climbing, young children begin to develop their fine motor skills including dexterity, grip and grasp. These skills can be transferred into the classroom when handwriting because children will find it much easier to hold a pen and pencil correctly.

      Physical Strength
      Floor climbing allows children to build their physical strength and gross motor skills leading to a healthier and active lifestyle.

      Problem-solving skills
      When approaching new climbing challenges, young children will develop critical thinking skills when discovering different routes to climb and traverse. Where should I place my feet and hands? These are excellent skills for younger children.


      Tchoukball is a fast-paced spectacular sport suitable for children of all ages and abilities. It is a relatively new sport, combining the pace and excitement of handball and volleyball, Tchoukball is the fastest handball sport in the world today.

      Tchoukball is a non-contact team sport and is played with two rebounding nets called 'frames'. One of the main things that surprises people about tchoukball is that players can attack and defend at both ends of the court.

      Put quite simply, the object of Tchoukball is to throw or 'shoot' the ball at the frame, so that it rebounds and lands over the line of the D in the court. The opposition's job is to catch the ball to prevent their opponents scoring and then shoot it themselves. This sequence continues until a point is scored.

      Water Balloon Volleyball

      This game follows the rules of traditional volleyball, except that instead of a volleyball, we use water balloons. Volleying will ensue when teams can each effectively use a towel and teamwork to toss and catch a water balloon over a volleyball net. Younger players use hands instead of towels to serve and catch the balloons. The aim of the game is to try to get as many balloons to burst on the opponents side of the net.

Mini Tennis

Glow parties and other dance classes are a great way for children of all ages to get active whilst having fun.

Karate 1
Floor climbing
Tchoukball 2

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