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.
The stresses around maintaining a healthy work-life balance are huge for people in all walks of life. However, the challenge of achieving work-life balance is particularly challenging for sports coaches when “normal” working hours are by necessity outside of the hours most people work. That makes it hard for coaches to spend quality time with…
There is a lot of talk about the benefits of “multisports” and children not being focused on only one sport, particularly at a young age. Tennis and football are sports that tend to be played in different seasons. We interviewed i2c Director Mark Tennant, who leads our Coach Education programme, about how these two sports are complementary.
As Director for i2c, Richard has recruited many coaches. In this interview for Coaches on the Couch, Nigel asks Richard to share his top tips for recruiting.