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.
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?
Yep – we sure do love our word games! This week we’ve got a wordsearch and the challenge is to find all of our “TOURNAMENT” words. How many can you find? If you get stuck, we’ve put the solutions at the bottom of this page… but no peeking! SOLUTIONS
Kids gain valuable life skills through competition and we encourage kids in our programs to enter local tournaments. Competing in tournaments can be great fun … or it can be stressful! Preparation is a part of taking away stress on the day and helping your child have fun. “Competition helps kids learn that it is…