Last week a coach in Italy asked us to prepare a short video on building strong working relationships with tennis parents. We’re really passionate about this topic and we’ve done several articles related to it (links below), so we got right on it. So, this video was prepared for Marco Magro at http://www.giocareatennis.it and we’re sharing…
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.
At a time when every tennis federation in the world recognises the need for more and better junior players, many federations are investing heavily to achieve that objective. Some are also investing heavily in their coaches’ education system, to assist and accelerate the process of player development. Quite rightly, the focus is on more and better players, and more and better coaches.
But who’s training Mum and Dad? Who’s helping Mum and Dad to understand what’s going on, and why?
Have you noticed that 3 and 4 year olds don’t usually do things by the rules, but they still manage to learn? If children are happy; they will learn. Tots classes are no different. So, the best thing to do is help them to feel happy and encourage them with regular practice and play. We’ve put together great games for tots to do at home.
As your child develops from a toddler to a young child, so the world of opportunities develops. By the age of 3, your child is starting to branch out, developing friendships, favourite activities and games, and showing a keen desire to learn through constant activity. As their confidence grows, they start to look for new and different activities to play. Tennis could be one of them!