It can be difficult for kids (and parents) to understand when they will move to a different age group and ball colour. Super coach Mel gives us the low down. Within our coaching programs, i2c only move a child to a new ball when they’re ready and that is dependent on their ability. The different balls…
This exclusive clip from one of our Tots CPD classes shows Mel explaining how to start tots off working with a ball and how to link that to the actions they will use when they work with a racket. Mel shows how to provide explanations and instructions that tots will be able to follow.
This is an excellent resource for anyone who has completed one of our Tots CPD classes or is thinking about running tots classes.
Our Tots Professional Development Course is one of our most popular short courses. Mel Short, who runs our great courses, lets us sit in on a group of attendees setting up “proper” tennis games for a group of tots. With Mel, you can experience the normal challenges of introducing activities to tots and how to keep them learning, active and having fun.
There are many fundamental principles that we can take for granted with older children, an understanding of competition is one of them! Our tots CPD course explains how to introduce tots to competition. We’ve distilled the lessons from the course into these 4 Guiding Principles for Introducing Competition to Tots.
Tots are generally not bothered whether they win or lose, they just want to run around and have fun! However, competition is an important part of sports as well as daily life. So, an important part of teaching tots is to build their understanding of competition and how to deal with disappointment when they are unhappy with an outcome. In this video, our Tots CPD coach, Mel Short explains strategies for introducing the idea of competition into your tots sessions.