Dear TCI 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,
NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2014
Reminder: the date of our 2014 National Conference has been set for Sunday 28th September, at the National Tennis Centre in DCU, Dublin. I hope you will put this date in your diary well in advance. I will be in touch again with details of the Conference theme and speakers.
RED BALL TOURNAMENTS FOR YOUR PUPILS
John Brady will organise two red ball tournaments soon, which would provide valuable competitive experience for your young pupils.
TOURNAMENT 1: Sunday 29th June, 2-4.30pm, at Wicklow Tennis Club (Wicklow Town)
TOURNAMENT 2: Sunday 13th July, 2-4.30pm Bective LTC (Donnybrook Village, Dublin).
Parents who wish their child to enter should text or email John Brady – 086 259 6965 and firstname.lastname@example.org.It would be great if you could pass this info on to your pupils who play red court.
TCI CONNACHT PROVINCIAL WORKSHOP Please note that this event, originally planned for Castlebar LTC on June 19th has been CANCELLED due to unforeseen circumstances. Apologies to any member who has been inconvenienced by this development.
TENNIS IRELAND EXPERT PROGRAMMES Have you considered signing up for one of these new courses, which each carry 100 CPD points? See http://www.tennisireland.ie/coaches for full details.
NATIONAL TENNIS DAY 2014
Tennis Ireland has announced Saturday 5th July as National Tennis Day. The idea behind this key strategy is simple: on July 5th or thereabouts tennis clubs should run an ‘Open Day’, where all comers are invited to come along and try the game. The purpose is to create an event where we can actively recruit new club members. In 2013, about 50 clubs in Ireland held Open Days, and between them signed up approximately 2,000 new members. From a coaching point of view, new members equal new pupils, so it is very much in coaches’ interests to promote and assist the running of Open Days on National Tennis Day.
MSc IN SPORTS PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS
This is a one-year full time course, which will be run on Thursdays and Fridays for 20 weeks, starting in September 2014. There is also a two-year part time option, which will run on Fridays for the 20 weeks, at the IT Carlow. As this is an MSc all applicants must hold an Honours Degree (Level 8). Closing dates for applications is Friday 4th July at 12.00 noon. For full details see:http://goo.gl/wjN1yZ
ITF iCOACH NEWS
“Muscles in the human body behave much like a rubber band. For example, when a top player split-steps after serving and approaching the net he stores energy in his legs so that when he lands he can utilise an explosive first step towards the ball”.Editors Pick of the Month on Elastic Energy is now available at the iCoach homepage: http://goo.gl/QGhQWq
A MESSAGE FROM JOHN YANDELL…
“I may have said this before but I am in love with the new issue of Tennisplayer. Go to www.tennisplayer.net to see it for yourself! Federer’s Serve Placements: second serve – one of the great misunderstood issues – how to control serve placements? Is it toss? No. Is it wrist? God no…”
IF YOU HAVE A FEW MINUTES…
VIDEO: Game based movement for young tennis players: http://goo.gl/UwOQoJ
VIDEO: One-legged Rally Warm Up!: http://goo.gl/ETVzld
ARTICLE: Exercise no sweat for girls: http://goo.gl/EdlO0b