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UCoach Workshops

All 3 hour workshops cost £40 and 6 hours £60, except for the First Aid Course which costs £65.

The main objective of the course is to learn how to assist an LTA licensed coach with groups of mini tennis players.

 

Awareness of Standards (£60)

The game of tennis is growing quickly. Standards are continually improving and coaches need to have their eye on the level required for their players. The best way for any coach to make this judgement is to see at first hand the present standards.



This UCoach workshop is delivered at National Junior tournaments, where the top players in each age group are competing. Coaches will have the opportunity to observe matches and discuss the trends seen throughout the day.


At the end of the workshop coaches will have:

  • Watched a number of matches and gained an awareness of the current national standard
  • A picture of British players in comparison to our European counterparts (video clips to be shown)
  • A variety of systems to chart a match
  • A greater understanding of the technical requirements and tactical intentions for success on clay
  • Insights into the perspectives of top national coaches on the programmes and developments of top national players
  • The opportunity to ask questions as the matches are in progress
 
 


 

Cardio Tennis - 6 hours (£60)

Cardio Tennis is a fun fitness based tennis product. Coaches will be taught how to structure this high energy tennis work out delivered to music through fast paced drills.



At the end of the 6 hour workshop coaches will have:

  • Ideas for warm ups, drill based and play based drills
  • Learned how to use heart rate monitors
  • Learned how to structure a cardio session effectively
  • Ideas for increasing revenue and how to include Cardio within the club programme
  • Tips on effective feeding to maximise activity

*Candidates must be Level 2 Registered or above

 
 


 

Creative Coaching

Coaches continually ask for new ideas to invigorate their tennis programmes. This action packed workshop is aimed at all levels of coaches to assist in their delivery of tennis to a wide audience of players. We use Zsig equipment for all the activities. At the end of the 6 hour workshops coaches will have explored:



  • Ideas for the use of equipment at all stages of the lesson to create purposeful activity
  • Ideas for differentiation to challenge all abilities
  • Ideas for how effective use of equipment can help in teaching large groups
  • Ideas on how to create circuits
  • Ideas for using equipment to develop athletic skills
 
 


 

Developing effective tactical and technical skills for 10U performance


Tennis is getting younger! With more and more young players training and competing at greater intensity tennis is becoming more advanced at an earlier age. Coaches often ask the question "is my player on track for their age group?" This course will show video footage of some of the best 10U players in the country and go some way towards answering the question.


With the development of mini tennis (different balls/court area/equipment/competition framework) coaches are now able to teach the 'whole game' to their players. It is the challenge of the coach to deliver advanced teaching which is also relevant to the child's stage of development


This course will explore the tactical patterns in specific court areas for these players alongside the technical skills required to execute the tactic. The 6 hour course will be both on and off the court and covers the following:

  • Training hours/guidelines for each age group
  • Video clips of top 10U players
  • Video clips of regional and national players at 7U, 8U and 9U
  • Tactical patterns relevant to each age group
  • Drills to develop players tactical understanding
  • Technical skills relevant to each age group
  • Technical progressions beyond the red court
 


 

Disability Awareness - 6 hours (£60)

The course is designed to provide coaches with a basic level of knowledge and confidence to deliver traditional and modified versions of tennis to pupils of all disabilities


The course will cover an overview of all disability impairment groups, as well as looking at practical implications for coaches to assist them in developing either an integrated programme or to introduce specific disability sessions



The course will be both practical and theory and will take place on court to include working with disabled players

 


 

Drills and Practices for Large Groups

Effective group coaching requires the coach to not only be able to organise large numbers but also to be able to ensure that practices are fun, effective and create improvement!


This course is aimed at all Coaches and provides a range of ideas for drills and practices for large groups of all levels. At the end of the 3 hour course coaches will have:

  • Ideas for large group warm ups
  • Activities to start with without equipment and how to introduce equipment
  • Ideas for purposeful practices using a small space such as a school hall
  • How to organise large numbers on court
  • Ideas for feeding and basket drills
  • Ideas for fun games and competitions to end a session
 


 

Emergency First Aid at Work Course


This course is ideal for smaller workplace settings that present few health and safety risks. The course covers basic life saving first aid and workplace health and safety regulations and you must be 16 or over to attend.


This 6 hour course is open to anyone who needs this qualification to work. The cost will be £65.00 and covers:

  • Health and Safety (first Aid) regulations
  • Managing an incident
  • The priorities of First Aid
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty
  • Resuscitation
  • Shock
  • Choking
  • Seizures
  • Bleeding
  • Common workplace injuries

LTA approved

 


 

Fit Minis

Fit Minis is an ideal workshop for any coach working with 10u players. The workshop not only provides background information as to which physical skills young players need to develop but also provides practical examples of how those skills can be placed within a training programme.



At the end of the 6 hour workshop coaches will have an understanding of a fit minis programme including the following components:

  • Speed - acceleration, deceleration, running technique
  • Co ordination including - orientation, differentiation, balance, reaction and rhythm
  • Injury prevention or "pre-hab"
  • Basic strength exercises for this age group (including brief introduction into squats, lunges and correct technique for weight lifting, without weights!)
  • Footwork patterns for effective court movement
  • Tennis related aerobic exercise
  • Fun functional ideas for warm ups
  • Examples of “physical fitness” home programmes
 


 

Movement for Minis


Movement for Minis is a great course for those coaches working with mini tennis players, particularly at red and orange level. Fundamentals of speed, co-ordination and movement patterns are explored. It is an on court course with lots of tactical examples of how to deliver effective and technical skills.


This 3 hour course is open to anyone who works with mini tennis players and an ideal pre-requisite for the Fit Minis course.

 


 

Parents are important too!


Helping coaches to help parents support their children’s tennis development. At the end of the workshop the coaches will be able to organise and deliver a 3 hour course to mini tennis parents at their place to play. The aim is to develop the confidence and understanding of the parents in supporting the development of their children’s tennis.


This 3 hour course is open to coaches who want to help parents support their children's tennis development. The workshop covers:

  • How to deliver a 3 hour course
  • How to organise a 3 hour course
  • Help parent’s understand their role
  • Practically educate parents about the importance of the ABCD’S
  • Teach parents how to score
  • Teach parents how to help a tournament organiser
  • Educate parents to encourage good behaviour and habits
 


 

Technical/Tactical & Competition Planning - 6 hours (£60)

This course will cover the latest tactical and technical updates from the modern game and show how to apply them to all levels of players. The development of players tactically and technically will then be related to the competition structure within British Tennis and how to plan for your player's competition schedule.


This CPD is aimed at coaches who hold at least a Level 3 qualification. It is specifically aimed at coaches who qualified a few years ago and who wish to update their old DCA or CCA qualification to the new Level 3 Coach or Level 4 Senior Club qualification.



Course Objectives:

  • Coaches to understand game situations and stroke intentions
  • how to apply game situations and stroke intentions to the analysis phase of the coaching process.
  • Developing the coaching process with practical application of ball characteristics
  • Match Charting
  • Linking match charting to player development
  • Competition Planning
 


 

Working in Schools - 6 hours (£60)

This course is aimed at coaches looking to develop their skills to deliver tennis within a school environment and will cover:


The course will cover an overview of all disability impairment groups, as well as looking at practical implications for coaches to assist them in developing either an integrated programme or to introduce specific disability sessions


  • Working with large groups
  • Working in small spaces
  • Working in primary, special and secondary schools
  • How school sport works - who to speak to?
  • How to develop successful school club links
  • How to use tennis to deliver the PE curriculum
  • What resources and support are available for schools
 


 

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