Welcome to the summer issue of our quarterly magazine On the Line. This issue features articles written by coaches from Ireland, Canada and the United States, and I want to thank everybody who has contributed.
One of the main focuses of attention for the TICA Committee at the moment is preparing for our Annual Conference, scheduled for the National Tennis Centre on November 29th and 30th. I hope you will put this date in your diary, and ensure that you attend the only major annual gathering of tennis coaches in Ireland. The Conference will undergo a face-lift this year, with more emphasis on short, punchy and practical presentations, delivered mainly by Irish coaches, with something for all levels.
Why mainly Irish coaches? In this country we have many highly knowledgeable and expert teachers of the game, and the TICA Committee feels that it is time we expressed a serious and well warranted vote of confidence in our home grown practitioners.