The Tennis Europe Specific Theme Conference 2009 was held in Rotterdam, Holland, on October 9th and 10th this year. The specific theme under discussion was “Developing 10 and Under Tennis Players.”
Given that Irish coaches do a lot of work with players aged 6-10, I attended the Conference in order to be able to report back on proceedings. About 120 coaches from 40 countries were there, including representatives from countries outside Europe such as Canada and the United States. Tennis Ireland Director of Development Roger Geraghty also attended, as did Johnny McCormack, who coaches in the National Squad Programme.