CPD COURSES

Please see below the options available for face to face CPD in 2024.

COACH FORUM DAYS

The 2024 LTA Coach Forum Days are aimed at coaches with an interest in developing an on-court practice with grassroots doubles players, networking with like-minded coaches, and discussing key industry topics relevant to developing your business, players and yourselves.

This is an event delivered in partnership with your local Coach Development Centre, county, and the LTA. By the end of the LTA Coach Forum, you will:

  • Understand the LTA tactical development framework and its application to doubles.
  • Be able to deliver and adapt attacking and defending drills for grassroots players.
  • Have discussed and shared ideas and actions to develop ourselves and your business.

On-court session (2 hour 30 minutes)
The on-court session is titled ‘Doubles drills: attacking and defending. The session will involve a series of doubles exercises written by British Tennis experts to develop attacking and defending skills for your players. In addition to getting some fresh new exercises from tutors, you will be challenged to work together to adapt and create your own exercises in a specific game situation based on the LTA’s tactical development framework.

Networking break (30 minutes)
Teas, coffees and snacks will be provided in the networking break between the on-court and off-court sessions. This is an opportunity to catch up with friends and like-minded coaches in your area.

Off-court session (1 hour)
The off-court session will be an interactive coach-to-coach discussion session. The main theme will be: ‘Developing yourself and your business’. There will be the chance to discuss your own personal development and how to grow your business. We hope these professional coach discussions will leave you: informed on best practice; connected; motivated and engaged for the year ahead.

The overall duration of this event is 4 hours. Book your session now to secure your place and we look forward to seeing you on the day.

REASONABLE ADJUSTMENTS

Reasonable adjustments are available. Please contact the LTA Coach Development Centre delivering this course at the time of booking so that they can support these.

COST OF THE COURSE:

£30.00

AVAILABLE DATES & VENUES:

31st October 2024
South Wales Coach Forum
Cardiff Met Tennis Centre
9:30am – 1:30pm

13th November 2024
North Wales Coach Forum
James Alexander Barr Tennis Centre
(Colwyn Bay)
9:30am – 1:30pm

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COACHING PERFORMANCE PLAYERS: STANDARDS, PRINCIPLES AND DRILLS

Learn the cornerstones of performance coaching, from 10 & under to senior level tennis.

Optimise your on-court training environment and coaching delivery to drive the highest levels of player progression and performance. This four-hour workshop will expand your understanding of the standards required from coaches and players, the principles that underpin performance coaching, and the drills top British players use. This course will expand coaches’ understanding of the specific elements that make coaching ‘performance coaching’.

The learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  • Learn the standards to set on court with players across all areas of the coaching principles
  • Understand and practice fundamental coaching principles that underpin performance coaching
  • Learn and practice the go-to drills that top British players, like Cam Norrie and Emma Raducanu , use to develop their own game

REASONABLE ADJUSTMENTS

Reasonable adjustments are available. Please contact the LTA Coach Development Centre delivering this course at the time of booking so that they can support these.

COST OF THE COURSE:

£50.00

AVAILABLE DATES & VENUES:

Thursday 26th September 2024
Ruthin Tennis Club

Thursday 3rd October 2024
Cardiff Met University

Wednesday 19th February 2025
Newport Live Tennis Centre

All days 9:30am – 1:30pm

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COACHING FEMALES: FROM PHYSIQUE TO TECHNIQUE

Make an impact on the landscape of female participation and performance in tennis. Improve your coaching by developing your understanding of the distinct physiology of female athletes and its relationship to technical norms and development.

This course will expand coaches’ understanding of the specific needs of female players in terms of physical and technical development and the interrelationship between these areas.

Coaches will enhance their knowledge and skills, both theoretically and practically, across the following areas:

  • Understand the characteristics of the female anatomy
  • Learn and practice specific training exercises that enhance female physical development
  • Learn a framework for understanding the relationship between physique and technique
  • Examine norms and data relating to female stroke production, specifically regarding serving, forehands, and backhands
  • Practice drills and ideas to develop serving, forehands, and backhands in female players

REASONABLE ADJUSTMENTS

Reasonable adjustments are available. Please contact the LTA Coach Development Centre delivering this course at the time of booking so that they can support these.

COST OF THE COURSE:

£50.00

AVAILABLE DATES & VENUES:

Thursday 23rd January 2025
Newport Live Tennis Centre

All days 9:30am – 1:30pm

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GREAT GROUP COACHING – DISCOVERING & DRIVING DETAIL

Discovering and Driving Detail is aimed at all levels of coaches who want to enhance their coaching and develop the observation and analysis skills that will allow you to give players crucial technical / tactical interventions.

This workshop specifically focuses on developing a ‘golden eye of observation’ on which to build analysis and coaching interventions, ultimately helping you to help your players get better, faster.

On this 4-hour course, you will:

  • Understand how observation and analysis skills form the cornerstone of successful group coaching
  • Learn to implement successful coaching interventions that will improve your players’ performances
  • Explore the core structure of a lesson plan and the LTA Technical / Tactical Development Frameworks
  • Learn to deliver effective demonstrations
  • Understand and apply SMART coaching practice
  • Explore the concepts behind stress-testing and giving your players exactly what they need

This is one of two Great Group Coaching workshops aimed at developing your capability of organising and working with players in a group setting.

REASONABLE ADJUSTMENTS

Reasonable adjustments are available. Please contact the LTA Coach Development Centre delivering this course at the time of booking so that they can support these.

COST OF THE COURSE:

£50.00

AVAILABLE DATES & VENUES:

Sunday 27th October
James Alexander Barr Tennis Centre

All days 9:30am – 1:30pm

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GREAT GROUP COACHING – REPETITION V REALISM

Repetition vs Realism is aimed at all levels of coach who want to enhance their coaching skills, understand the stages of learning, and maximise player development. 

This workshop specifically focuses on learning and enhancing the fundamentals to maximise player engagement and development in group sessions.

On this 4-hour course, you will:

  • Understand the relationship between two key coaching concepts: repetition and realism
  • Understand the research behind the ‘Stages of Learning’ and how this impacts lesson planning
  • Explore the core structure of a lesson plan and the LTA Technical / Tactical Development Frameworks
  • Understand which parts of a group session demand repetition, and how to create it
  • Understand which parts of a group session demand realism, and how to create it
  • Discover how to find a sweet spot that allow players to practise a skill repeatedly without compromising a realistic simulation of the game

This is one of two Great Group Coaching workshops aimed at developing your capability of organising and working with players in a group setting.

REASONABLE ADJUSTMENTS

Reasonable adjustments are available. Please contact the LTA Coach Development Centre delivering this course at the time of booking so that they can support these.

COST OF THE COURSE:

£50.00

AVAILABLE DATES & VENUES:

Saturday 5th October 2024
Cardiff Met University
9:30am – 1:30pm

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DISABILITY CPD DELIVERED BY LUSU SPORTS

It is essential that coaches and the tennis workforce are given the skills and information necessary to communicate and engage with participants with impairments and disabilities. As part of Tennis Wales’ mission to Open Up Tennis across Wales we are running CPD courses in 2024 at different venues across Wales. The CPD sessions will be run by leading industry experts, LUSU Sports, formally known as the duo Louise Assioun and Susan Morrison.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Tennis Wales is committed to this area of work and this is just one of the many development opportunities available to coaches to provide them with the skill-set to deliver to disabled people and those with a long term limiting illness.

REASONABLE ADJUSTMENTS

Reasonable adjustments are available. Please contact the LTA Coach Development Centre delivering this course at the time of booking so that they can support these.

COST OF THE COURSE:

£20.00

AVAILABLE DATES & VENUES:

ADULT LEARNING DISABILITY – LUSU
Wednesday 18th September 2024
Bridgend Tennis Club
9:30am – 1:30pm

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ADAPTATIONS TO THE GAME – LUSU
Thursday 7th November 2024
Cardiff Met University
9:30am – 1:30pm

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TENNIS WALES U10 PLAYER DEVELOPMENT CPD WORKSHOPS

Simon Wheatley will join Tennis Wales’ Head of Performance, Chris Lewis, to deliver on-court sessions which will enable coaches to better develop competitive U10 players with efficient and effective technique.

The learning objectives of this course are:

  • Learn some of the latest U10 player development methods from guest speaker Simon Wheatley
  • Raise awareness of the standard of current U8 county players vs national level benchmarks
  • Train observation skills and analysis of U8 players
  • Better understand how to maximise technical and tactical development on the red court
  • Gain insight into the developing player pathway in Wales

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

These sessions are by invitation only.

Coaches will be contacted about registering for these workshops if they are eligible to attend.

Workshop provided free of charge to eligible coaches.

Simon Wheatley is a Coach Education & Player Development Consultant working with federations, academies, clubs, coaches, players and parents. He currently delivers the highest performance qualifications in the Netherlands and Poland and is a Performance consultant for the PTR. He is an expert in technical & tactical skill development in both singles and doubles at all ages & stages of the pathway.

Coaches can apply for CPD credits for their LTA Accreditation through independent reflective learning following attendance at each of these sessions.

REASONABLE ADJUSTMENTS

Reasonable adjustments are available. Please contact the LTA Coach Development Centre delivering this course at the time of booking so that they can support these.

COST OF THE COURSE:

FREE

AVAILABLE DATES & VENUES:

Dates TBC

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HOW TO DELIVER CARDIO TENNIS

Cardio Tennis is a high-intensity, fitness-inspired version of tennis coaching that will appeal to a wide variety of players.

By combining the best elements of going to the gym (music, high intensity workouts) and tennis (running, hitting, and competing) Cardio Tennis enables players to achieve a full body, calorie-burning workout.

The learning outcomes for this CPD workshop are:

  • Understand the landscape of group exercise, and the value of this type of session in your programme
  • Understand and develop Cardio-Tennis specific group organisation and rotation methods that facilitate higher baseline heart-rates during sessions
  • Enhance feeding skills for a fast-paced class environment
  • Acquire a fresh set of practical drills and exercises to implement into your on-court delivery
  • Understand heart-rate zones, and how to help players find and work within their ‘cardio zones’

REASONABLE ADJUSTMENTS

Reasonable adjustments are available. Please contact the LTA Coach Development Centre delivering this course at the time of booking so that they can support these.

COST OF THE COURSE:

£50.00

AVAILABLE DATES & VENUES:

Sunday 3rd November 2024
Wrexham Tennis Centre

Saturday 16th November 2024
Cardiff Met University

Courses run from 9am – 1pm on all dates.

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RALLY ALLIES WEBINAR

Rally Allies Webinar is a free online training course exclusively for Tennis Wales coaches and staff aimed at raising LGBTQ+ awareness in the sport. Attendees will be sent a link to join once they have booked onto the course.

Coaches can also claim two CPD points via the LTA’s Independent Learning scheme for completing this course.

Attendees will learn about:

  • Understanding the language of identities.
  • Identifying the barriers for LGBTQ+ people in sport.
  • How to tackle discrimination.
  • How to use your resources to bring Pride into your venue.
  • As well as receiving a free resource pack for attending, coaches can also claim two CPD points via the LTA’s Independent Learning scheme.

COST OF THE COURSE:

FREE

AVAILABLE DATES & VENUES:

Tuesday 4th June 2024
Online
10am – 11.30am

Tuesday 4th June 2024
Online
7pm – 8.30pm

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WHEELCHAIR TENNIS: BUILDING TOOLS AND CONFIDENCE FOR COACHES

Wheelchair Tennis: Building Tools and Confidence for Coaches is aimed at coaches with aspirations to develop a pathway and opportunities for players with physical impairments.

By the end of this course you will:

  • Have a better understanding of the UK physical impairment demographics, the rules and classification criteria of wheelchair tennis.
  • Be able to suggest appropriate chairs to players and know the critical components.
  • Have confidence to deliver the fundamental movement patterns and basic coaching principles to new and established players.
  • Be able to develop and grow your wheelchair tennis programme and understand the benefits of this.
  • Know where to signpost players to support their development and be able to reference the player pathway.

Please be aware that by enrolling onto this course your first name and last name will be visible to other learners. No contact information is shared.

This course takes approximately two hours to complete and is approved for 2 CPD credits. Upon successful completion, it should take up to 24 hours for your CPD credits to be allocated.

COST OF THE COURSE:

£20.00

AVAILABLE DATES & VENUES:

Multiple dates available
Online
Duration: 2 Hours

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VISUALLY IMPAIRED TENNIS E-LEARN

British Blind Sport have developed a brand new e-learn in partnership with UK Coaching and the LTA. This course has been launched to help tennis coaches in their role in boosting the number of blind and partially sighted players participating in tennis.

You will notice a number of our players and coaches from within our Open Court programme throughout the tennis ‘bolt on’ as well as our very own Frankie Rohan driving this development forward in her role with British Blind Sport.

VI tennis is still one of our fastest growing impairment specific types of tennis throughout the UK – but there is so much more we can do and this is a large element to ensuring that our coaching workforce is educating and confident in their delivery. Please can we ask you to share this course to any venues, coaches and / or volunteers throughout your County who may benefit from accessing this e-learn.

COST OF THE COURSE:

FREE

HOW TO BOOK:

Access the course by clicking on the button below and then selecting Core module with Tennis bolt on:

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