Thank you to all the coaches who came along to our National Conference on September 28th, and to everyone who helped out in organising in advance and on the day. We have had a great reaction from delegates, here are some of the comments I have received:
“Kris Soutar was a pleasure to listen to and very informative and a very hard act to follow”.
“Nice work with the conference. Great choice of speakers. Kris was fantastic”.
“Well done on yet another great conference. Both guest speakers were terrific and it’s great to meet up with everyone”
“Congratulations on running one of the best conferences I have been to”.
“A very big thank you for a brilliant conference. Really enjoyed both presenters and got lots of great guidance for on-court coaching.”
We hope you enjoyed the day as much as the coaches quoted above!
All the best,
LIKE TO COACH IN THE UNITED STATES FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD?
The US Sports Institute seeks tennis coaches for nine-month positions in a variety of locations in the United States, from April – November 2015. With regard to work visas, USSI will help the candidate through each step of the visa process and will provide the candidate with a H2B visa for the full nine-month period. For full details, please see the attached document.
IMPORTANT: CONTACTING TARA CONGDON
Our Financial Administrator Tara Congdon works for Tennis Coach Ireland each Thursday and Friday only. The rest of her working week is spent in the Tennis Ireland offices. In order to allow Tara do her Tennis Ireland job in the most efficient manner, it’s important that she is telephoned on Tennis Coach Ireland matters on Thursdays and Friday’s only, and not during her Tennis Ireland hours. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
TENNIS IRELAND LEVEL 2 COACHES COURSE
Are you a Level 1 coach interested in progressing on to Level 2? Please register your interest by downloading, completing and returning the application form at http://www.tennisireland.ie/coaches/coaching_courses. Tennis Ireland will not proceed to organise a Level 2 until a sufficient number of coaches have registered to do it. Once enough have registered, Tennis Ireland will proceed to organise the course… So don’t wait to see if and when the course will happen – be instrumental in making it happen!
A MESSAGE FROM JOHN YANDELL:
Nadal Practice Serve at 11,000 frames per second. New Teaching Method: Serve: Progressive Development. High Speed Archive: Serena Williams. And much more at www.tennisplayer.net
CREATING COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITIES
We all know the importance of providing competitive play and experience at the right level for all our pupils. Rosa Stephens covered it well at our Conference last weekend! ROGY is a fun, new way for youth tennis players to gain experience on the court by playing competitive matches in a half-day “Tourn-Event”. Using the red, orange, green and yellow balls, kids from 6 to 18 can play in a no-pressure environment. Details at http://www.youthtennisflorida.com/rogy/
DISABILITY INCLUSION TRAINING WORKSHOPS(CPD point opportunity)
This is an introduction level course designed to give participants ideas and inspiration to adapt their sports sessions to make them more accessible and inclusive for children and adults with disabilities. Takes place on Saturday 8th November, at Newpark Sports Centre, Co. Dublin. More info on this and other venues where this course will be held, and booking details here:http://www.caraapacentre.ie/training-education/disability-inclusion-training/. These workshops carry 25 CPD points under the 2014 programme.
BOBCLASS – A NEW APP FOR COACHES
Bobclass is a productivity app for iPad that helps tennis coaches organize their schedules, customers and payments. It alsooffers basic CRM (customer relationship management) functionality that includes student profiles, progress notes, photos,videos and overviews of classes consumed and planned per customer. “As a tennis coach, optimizing my time, knowing my students and keeping an eye on payments is important. This tennis coach app does all that and I can take it with me wherever I go.” (Jan Metelka, JM Tennis Holidays). To find out more and/or purchase, go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bobclass-scheduling-crm-payment/id900013696?ls=1&mt=8.
GAME BASED MOVEMENT VIDEO FROM INSPIRE2COACH
The last in our mini series shows how to get kids to move in curves inside the baseline to create space for the off forehand and to cover space up the court for the shorter ball. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXeSNnXL4CY&feature=youtu.be