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,
TCI PROVINCIAL WORKSHOPS (25 CPD Points)
Ulster – Wednesday 15th May, at David Lloyd Belfast, from 10am to 1pm.
Leinster – Wednesday 22nd May at the National Tennis Centre DCU, from 7pm to 10pm.
Connacht – (July – details to be decided).
If you would like to attend one of these Workshops, please text (086 822 8235) or email me your name and which venue you will attend at.
ITF PUBLISHES NEW ISSUE OF ‘Coaching and Sport Science Review’
Welcome to Issue 59 of the ITF Coaching & Sport Science Review. The main focus of this edition of CSSR is junior tennis. The articles range from medical and travel advice, obtaining scholarships in the US, to psychological variables and talent identification in young players. Other topics in this issue include coaching children with autism, teaching styles, serve correction and information on an exciting new tennis app. http://en.coaching.itftennis.com/coaching-sport-science-review/issue-archive/issue-59.aspx
CARDIO TENNIS COURSE: Reminder
Michele Krause will deliver the latest Cardio Tennis course for coaches at Brookfield LTC from 9am to 5pm on June 23rd. This course will be an ideal introduction to the concepts of CT for those coaches who have not been trained in the system previously, and want to set up the very popular CT progammes at their club.
It will also be a great refresher for those who attended the previous course, as there have been many progressions and developments in Cardio since Michele was last in Ireland.
HOW TO BOOK: This course is sure to be heavily subscribed, so to secure your place please go tohttps://www.eventbrite.com/event/6408864085, where you can read further details, register, and make a payment.
NOTE: Coaches who attend this course will receive 25 points under the 2013 CPD Programme.
BUSINESS IS BUSINESS…
As you know, this years National Conference (September 29th at DCU) will focus on ‘The Business of Tennis Coaching’. Here is news of a new book to get you into the frame of mind as early as possible!
Human Kinetics has just published a book called ‘Sport Finance’, which “allows students to grasp fundamental concepts in sport finance, even if they have not previously studied finance. The text engages students with a practical approach to traditionally difficult financial skills and principles”.
You can read more about the book, read extracts and purchase the book at
Many congratulations to Jim Watt and his wife Jean. Jean recently gave birth to “a bouncing baby boy” named David Daniel. Best wishes to the Watt family from all TCI members!
COACH SEEKS WORK
Level 1 Tennis Ireland Licensed coach seeks work in clubs and schools in the Kerry/Limerick/Cork area. Please contact John Hennessy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘BALANCED ACTION’ ONLINE COURSE – NEWS OF PRICE REDUCTION
I wrote to you recently with details of the Balanced Action online course, which carries 25 points under CPD 2013 – you can read about the course at www.tenniscoachireland.ie (following member log in). Now Paul Turner of Balanced Action has decided to offer the course to TCI members during the month of May at a special price of €150 (previously €199). For more information or to book contact Paul Turner email@example.com and see www.balancedaction.co.uk.
A MESSAGE FROM JOHN YANDELL OF www.tennisplayer.net:
To the Tennisplayer Community – Yes it is May! So Click Here for the New Issue and see our fabulous mobile compatible site!
New Teaching Methodology: The Serve Contact Point by John Yandell
It’s the critical moment on any stroke. But on the serve we see a wide range of contact points from elite players, both front to back and side to side. See how to use Federer as a model for creating a contact point that blends power and spin, maximizes efficiency, and reduces stress on the shoulder. See some amazing before and after video that shows how you can use stroke modeling and mental imagery to bring your own contact in line with the greatest technical player in the game.
FOR 10U TENNIS PROVIDERS, THE FORMULA FOR SUCCESS IS SIMPLE:
Tennis director and former club owner Rick Vetter says it’s not rocket science: Fewer Courts + More Players = More Income. How do you put this formula into practice at your tennis facility? One of the most reliable answers is with 10 and Under Tennis, which brings more kids onto the court at one time. But there’s a bonus, adds Vetter: 10 and Under Tennis also helps you build your base of players for the future. Click here to read more
NEW DIGITAL TENNIS MAGAZINE LAUNCHED: “‘Tennis Journal’ is the tennis magazine that shows you what’s really going on in the game. This new digital publication is full of original material by some of the foremost tennis writers, accompanied by photography and design that makes it a pleasure to look at and read. The magazine was launched partly as an attempt to rekindle long-form journalism in the sport, which is largely missing these days with the decline of the number of pages in print publications”. Full details at http://www.tennis-journal.com/.
QUICKLINKS… Short video featuring several basic injury prevention exercises for tennis players. Presented by iTPA Executive Director Dr. Mark Kovacs: http://goo.gl/9wm2e.