International coaching chief for Cardiff conference
The head of the International Tennis Federation’s (ITF) coach education programme leads an impressive line-up of speakers for the annual Tennis Wales coaches conference.
The head of the International Tennis Federation's (ITF) coach education programme leads an impressive line-up of speakers for the annual Tennis Wales coaches conference.
Miguel Crespo has written many of the ITF's key coaching publications and is a renowned expert on the latest coaching techniques.
Coaches around Wales are now being invited to book for the one-day conference at David Lloyd Cardiff on Friday October 5.
"This is a highlight of the year for coaches," said Tennis Wales chief executive Peter Drew. "It's a rare chance to hear from and chat to genuine world-class coaching experts, as well as catching up and exchanging views with fellow coaches from all over Wales."
The other speakers are:
Paul Allam, of online video coaching producer Vstrator, and a US Tennis Association high performance coach; as well as Mandy Franks and Liz Jones, of Ucoach.
Franks has coached three 18U and 16U British players to championship titles and many players with national and international rankings.
Jones comes from a tennis playing background, having achieved a top 100 Women's Tennis Association senior ranking and being ranked 10 in the world as a junior. She competed at both junior and senior level at the French Open, Wimbledon and US Open.
The conference costs £70 for licensed coaches, £80 for registered coaches, and £100 for others. Completed forms and payments need to be made to Tennis Wales by 19 September.
The conference is aimed at Level 2, Coach Award, Senior Performance or Senior Club Coach and Master Performance or Master Club Coach (or the equivalent qualifications).
Tennis Wales will cover accommodation costs for coaches living in Wales, who travel from over 100 miles away.
Buffet lunch is provided and refreshments will be available during all breaks.
Information on the conference and all aspects of tennis in Wales is available from Tennis Wales on 029 2046 3335 or www.lta.org.uk/in-your-area/Wales/
Tennis Wales is the national governing body for tennis in Wales, and is affiliated to the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), the governing body for the sport in Great Britain.
British Tennis Membership in Wales has grown by over 200% since 2008 to almost 11,500.
The number of juniors regularly competing (6+ matches per year) has grown by over 100% over the last three years to almost 1,500.
Wales has 94 registered places to play of which, 26 are Clubmark accredited and 10 are accredited Beacon sites, providing affordable and accessible community tennis.
For more information on tennis in Wales, visit http://www.lta.org.uk/in-your-area/Wales/