Coach News 27.3.14

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Coach News 27.3.14

Dear Member,

Below please find the latest news from Tennis Coach Ireland. 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,

Peter.

MENTORED COACHES – CPD POINTS

I wrote to you recently with details of the relaunched TCI Mentoring Programme. Did you know that all coaches who sign up to be Mentored gain 25 CPD points, upon completion of their Mentoring Programme? I am having trouble uploading to our website at the moment, so if you would like me to resend you details of the Mentoring Programme, just let me know.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAKE YOUR PLAYERS TO THE DAVIS CUP TIE? (special discount for coaches)

Ireland will take on Egypt in the upcoming Davis Cup by BNP Paribas at home in Castleknock LTC on April 4-6th 2014 in the Euro/Africa Group 2 tie. This is a much anticipated tie given the last time these teams met was in 2012 on foreign clay in Forty+ degrees. James McGee was the hero then taking the deciding match in five sets.

Tennis Ireland will provide a discount on group bookings for coaches. Should you wish to bring along juniors from your club and would like to avail of a discount please contact the Tennis Ireland office for further information (call 01 8844010).

iCoach – FROM THE ITF

We are pleased to present to you the new Tennis iCoach video tour, which can be viewed on our YouTube channel here. The video aims to showcase Tennis iCoach and what resources it has available as an educational professional development tool.

MORE ON iCoach – Many of our members have already signed up for an individual account at www.tennisicoach.com. If you have signed up, the site will have been in touch with you by now with all the details you need  (just in case you registered, but heard nothing back, could you please check your “junk” folder, or “promotions tab” in the case of gmail users, in case the email was misdirected). If you have not signed up for an individual account as yet, it’s not too late to get the benefits of this, which include the ability to create playlists and (coming soon) take courses for CPD points. To get your own personal account, simply email support@tennisicoach.com, with your first and second name.

A NOTE FROM JOHN YANDELL

Coincidence? Stan Wawrinka wins the Aussie Open and we launch a multi-dimensional analysis of the one-hander in the last two issues. Uh, partially true. The good fortune was that I had already started Chris Lewit’s amazing series. But it was a great opportunity to do more from several perspectives – the way Tennisplayer actually can. Click Here for the New Issue!