A lot of parents are confused about the different grades of tournament available for kids to register in. It can be hard to know which tournament is the right one for your child, what determines whether your child will be accepted and the rewards for performance at the event. i2c’s Head of Performance coaching, Adam Wharf, explains the ins and outs of tournaments in the UK.
In my experience, what many parents aren’t aware of is that there are plenty of opportunities aside from LTA tournaments for kids to compete and play tennis competitively. Since you don’t know, what you don’t know, it can be difficult to find these events so the goal of this article is to provide a snapshot of non-LTA tennis opportunities for children to compete and enjoy their tennis.
As Wimbledon begins again, and particularly when Andy Murray isn’t there to play for UK tennis glory, we start soul-searching about why we don’t have more juniors coming thru. Inevitably we ask, “Why haven’t we got more players in the top 50-100?
i2c’s Head of Performance coaching, Adam Wharf, is the ideal person to dispel the myths and talk about the talent pipeline in the UK and abroad.
A frustrating aspect of tournaments, for both parents and players, can be waiting around between matches. If you’ve taken your child to tournaments before then you will know that at some point, your child will need to re-prepare ahead of their next match; preparation is key. So how do you know if there will be breaks and how can you prepare for them?
In our previous video, What to Prepare the Night Before a Tennis Tournament, coach Adam gave pointers on what you can prepare the night before a tournament to develop a comfortable pre-tournament routine and make tournament day less rushed and likely to be stressful. In this follow-on clip, coach Adam helps parents to work with their children…