Coach News 2.7.14

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Coach News 2.7.14

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,

Peter.

CPD POINT OPPORTUNITY

Details of the upcoming ‘Foot Tech’ course that Paul Turner, Paul Casey and John McGahon will hold at the National Tennis Centre, DCU, on Saturday August 16th.

Workshop 1 – Club Players and Performance, “Defending and Counter” (10am-1pm)

Learn how to deal with the wide ball and high heavy ball, Defending and counter attacking footwork patterns. Giving structure in delivering sessions to help your players. Progressions and on court practical.

Workshop 2 – Mini Tennis, Schools and Large groups “Rallying & Building” (2pm-5pm)

Dealing with the fast ball down the centre and angled balls. How to scale movement patterns to all levels. Giving structure in delivering sessions to help your players. Dealing with large groups, progressions and on court practical

Cost: Two workshops: €140 (50 CPD Points)

One workshop: €90 (25 CPD points)

For further details and to book, click here: Balanced Action Coaches Footwork Course or contact John McGahon at 087 632 8290 and mackers82@hotmail.com.

NEED A COACH TO ASSIST YOU?

Very experienced coach with own transport seeks coaching work in South County Dublin available for Summer Camps and willing to do evening or weekend work please contact Alan Bryan on 086 065 2737 or email alanjbryan@gmail.com.

GREEN BALL TOURNAMENT AT RATOATH TENNIS CLUB

A great opportunity for your young pupils to gain competitive experience. Singles event open to boys and girls U12. Learn how to play competition matches in a friendly environment. Round robin style tournament – each player guaranteed at least 3 matches.Online entry on http://ti.tournamentsoftware.com/ entry open until July 7th. Maximum of 24 players per event, only for players with no Leinster ranking. Tournament played on full court using green balls and modified scoring. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, contact LISA HALPENNY on 087 3555515 HALPENNYLISA@GMAIL.COM or visit www.ratoathtennisclub.ie.

NATIONAL TENNIS DAY

If you and your club have planned an Open Day to tie in with National Tennis Day on July 5th, here’s hoping you have great success with this proven method of signing up new members. If your club has not scheduled anything as yet, it’s too late to go for July 5th, but why not start now planning an Open Day for later in the summer? Further info athttp://www.nationaltennisday.ie/.

TENNIS iCOACH EDITORS PICK

Tennis iCoach releases a new ‘editors pick’. This month the video defines elastic energy and gives practical examples using strokes of world-class players. The main biomechanical principles for tennis can be remembered easily by way of the acronym “BIOMEC”: Balance, Inertia, Opposite Force, Momentum, Elastic Energy and Co-ordination Chain. The footage contained in this video is courtesy of the USTA. Read more at http://www.tennisicoach.com/en/promotion/editor%C2%B4s-pick.aspx

INTERESTED IN TENNIS HISTORY?

If you are interested in tennis history, and wonderful never-before-seen old photographs, then you will want to read the book “George Hillyard – the Man Who Moved Wimbledon.” It tells a story of world tennis between 1885 and 1925, the early tournaments and players, the move from Wimbledon’s old ground to its current home in Church Road, the Leicestershire country house where all the top players played, and so much more. These are the fascinating lives of the top stars – the “Nadals” and Federers” of  1900! And almost 200 excellent black and white photos – mostly seeing the light of day for the first time. All this at under £12 for a large hardback book, reduced from £16.99, or under £8 on Kindle. To buy go to www.amazon.co.uk/George-Hillyard-The-Moved-Wimbledon/dp/1780885490.

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