The latest ITF Play and Stay newsletter contains links to some useful information:
THE RULES ARE CHANGING – ARE YOU READY?
The ITF has launched a campaign called “The Rules of Tennis Are Changing” to spread the message to nations, coaches, players and parents that from 1 st January 2012, the Rules of Tennis will change. From 2012, 10 and under competition must be played with a smaller court and/or a slower `red`, `orange`, or `green` ball; a traditional yellow ball cannot be used.
Dave Miley, ITF Executive Director, said “I`m confident this rule will be one of the most important changes in our sport, and we need all nations, coaches and clubs to help us spread the message”.
To help communicate the message a short video is available here:
OTHER USEFUL LINKS RE TENNIS 10s:
LTA (UK) video – how to set up orange courts:
CNN News Station– Tennis 10s:http://edition.cnn.com/2010/SPORT/tennis/11/26/tennis.coaching.kids.ITF.world/index.html
`Tennishead` magazine – Why tennis 10s is important:
Tennis 10s Facebook page:
Tennis 10s posters are downloadable from:
Nick Bollettieri on Tennis 10s:
REMINDER – FED CUP CAPTAIN VACANCY
Tennis Ireland wishes to invite suitably qualified candidates to apply for this position of Fed Cup Captain.
The ideal candidate will have;-
• A recognised coaching qualification.
• A track record of significant achievement in working with elite junior and professional players.
• A good knowledge and understanding of the structure of the sport of tennis in Ireland.
• Relevant experience in managing individual players or tennis teams, ideally in an international context.
Applications, together with a comprehensive CV, must be lodged with Des Allen, Chief Executive, Tennis Ireland, DCU, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 (by email firstname.lastname@example.org) by close of business on the 4th February 2011.
Got this message from a member the other day, and it may be of interest if you are contemplating escaping the `doom and gloom` for a period:
“The company I worked with last year are currently looking for summer staff for tennis and multi sport camps and have openings for longer term tennis contracts past the end of summer:www.ussportsinstitute.com “
All the best,