Dear TCI Member,
Below please find the latest news from Tennis Coach Ireland. Do let me know if you have any news, comments or suggestions of your own that you would like to share with other members.
All the best,
UPCOMING CPD OPPORTUNITIES
Full details of the 2013 CPD Programme are available from the home page of www.tenniscoachireland.ie following log in. As you know, the CPD programme is tied in to eligibility for inexpensive insurance, and the Tennis Ireland Licensing Scheme, for 2014.
TWO SERIES OF EVENTS WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE NEAR FUTURE
1. TENNIS COACH IRELAND PROVINCIAL WORKSHOPS: I am working on the details of these free events at the moment (scheduled for April/May in Leinster, Munster and Ulster, and July in Connacht) and will send them to you ASAP. These are three hour Workshops, and attendance at any one will carry 25 points under CPD 2013.
2. TENNIS IRELAND ROADSHOW EVENTS: These Tennis Ireland organized Workshops will focus on areas of interest to clubs and coaches. Details as follows:
ULSTER: Wednesday 20th March at 7pm, Windsor Tennis Club, Belfast (following AGM – see http://goo.gl/kzdRc for details.
MUNSTER: Wednesday 10th April at 9.15pm, Firgrove Hotel, Mitchelstown.
LEINSTER: May 7th at 7.30pm, Castleknock LTC.
CONNACHT: Tuesday 14th May at 7.30pm, Castlebar LTC.
Attendance at any one of these events will carry 25 points under CPD 2013.
The Colgate-Palmolive company is looking for a coach to deliver a six-week programme to some of its employees. The course (for beginner to intermediate level players) is due to start in about three weeks, and will take place on courts in the Clondalkin area of Dublin. If you might be interested in delivering this programme, please contact Shane Griffith at 01 403 9825 firstname.lastname@example.org.
EMPLOYERS LIABILITY INSURANCE
Tennis Coach Ireland has an Employers Liability Insurance Policy available for any member who requires such cover. This is “aninsurance policy that protects employers from liabilities arising from disease, fatality, or injury to employees resulting fromworkplace conditions or practices”. The cost of the policy is €75.00, dependent on a minimum number of members availing of the offer. If you would like to take out this insurance through TCI, or you need more information, please drop a line to Paul Murphy at email@example.com.
ARTICLE BT JOHN McGAHON
Member John McGahon has written a very interesting article entitled ‘Building A Successful Tennis Training Environment’, about his experiences and beliefs as a player and a coach. It is a highly recommended read, and you can access the piece atwww.tenniscoachireland.ie.
Would the information in this article be of use in encouraging more interest in tennis among parents and schools?:http://goo.gl/5LDP2.
“CARDIO TENNIS”: Tennis Ireland may shortly seek to relaunch “Cardio Tennis” in the Irish market. They are seeking a new name for the programme, and would like to know if you might have any suggestions (one proposal so far is ‘Aerobic Tennis’). Tennis Ireland is also looking for Mentors who might be able to assist other coaches develop an expertise in this field. If you would like to be a Mentor, or have a suggestion for a new name for the programme, please contact Roger Geraghty at Biscayne@iolfree.ie.
UPDATE FROM www.TENNISPLAYER.NET: A message from John Yandell: “OK where do I start? The articles with Rick Macci and Brian Gordon on their new teaching system or with my new system starting with the serve? It doesn’t matter. It’s all must reading! We are mobile now and the content, starting with this issue, is taking off into the stratosphere…don’t get left off the rocket ship”! Click Here for the New Issue!
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