Recent research indicates that nerves (worrying/feeling nervous) in stressful situations like competitions may not be as bad for children as once thought.
i2c’s Head of Performance Coaching talks about non-LTA opportunities for competing in tennis, to help kids enjoy playing tennis competitively.
Waiting around between tennis matches is nearly unavoidable at tournaments so, at some point, your child will need to re-prepare ahead of their next match. Preparation is key.
It’s hard for kids (and parents) to know when they will move to a new age group and ball colour. In the U.K. mini-tennis age groups (red, orange, green) are aligned to the LTA’s tennis seasons.
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.