CPD COURSES

Please see below the options available for face to face CPD in 2023 and 2024.

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
Wrexham Tennis Centre

Thursday 3rd October 2024
Cardiff Met University

Wednesday 19th February 2025
Newport Live Tennis Centre

All days 9:30am – 1:30pm

BOOK NOW

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 7th March 2024
Newport Live Tennis Centre

Wednesday 17th April 2024
Wrexham Tennis Centre

Thursday 23rd January 2025
Newport Live Tennis Centre

All days 9:30am – 1:30pm

BOOK NOW

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 10th March 2024
Newport Live Tennis Centre

Sunday 27th October
Wrexham Tennis Centre

All days 9:30am – 1:30pm

BOOK NOW

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

BOOK NOW

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*

*DISABILITY COFFEE MORNING course is FREE.

AVAILABLE DATES & VENUES:

Military Coaching CPD – LUSU

12th March 2024
Newport Live Tennis Centre
9:30am – 1:30pm

BOOK NOW

How to ensure your festivals / camps are inclusive – LUSU

8th May 2024
Bridgend Tennis Club
9:30am – 1:30pm

BOOK NOW

Adult Learning Disability – LUSU

18th September 2024
Wrexham Tennis Centre
9:30am – 1:30pm

BOOK NOW

Adaptations to the game – LUSU

7th November 2024
Cardiff Met University
9:30am – 1:30pm

BOOK NOW

DISABILITY COFFEE MORNING – ONLINE

28th March 2024
FREE
10:00am – 12:00pm

BOOK NOW

COACH CPD WITH SIMON WHEATLEY

Simon Wheatley will join Tennis Wales’ Head of Performance, Chris Lewis, to deliver several on-court sessions in 2023 which will enable coaches to better develop competitive U10 players with efficient and effective technique.

The learning outcomes for this course are:

  • Understand some technical and tactical priorities for each ball colour and court size
  • Experience a range of implicit and explicit ideas for developing technique in squad sessions
  • Experience a range of tactical game situations for red, orange, and green ball sessions
  • Progressive approach to developing rallying skills through different stages

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

These sessions are by invitation only.

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

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 December 2023
Cardiff Met University

Sunday 7th April 2024
Newport Live Tennis Centre

Sunday 3rd November 2024
Wrexham Tennis Centre

Saturday 16th November 2024
Cardiff Met University

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

BOOK NOW

COACHING KIDS PADEL

This five-hour CPD will educate Padel coaches across three main areas:

  • Understand and practice some safe and effective options to coach up to 16 red stage players on one Padel court
  • Explore the main areas where Padel differs to Tennis, and learn to adapt drills and skills accordingly
  • Consider how games and competition opportunities can be maximised to enhance Padel specific skills

REASONABLE ADJUSTMENTS

Reasonable adjustments are available. Please contact the us at cdc@wedotennis.co.uk to let us know what you need to be able to attend this course.

QUALIFICATION CANDIDATES

This is a valid elective module for the LTA Padel Instructor coaching qualification.

COST OF THE COURSE:

£100.00

AVAILABLE DATES & VENUES:

Wednesday 22nd May 2024
The Welsh Padel Centre – Cwmbran
9am – 2pm

BOOK NOW

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

BOOK NOW

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

BOOK HERE