ELECTIVE MODULES

In order to complete the LTA Instructor course candidates are required to take an Elective Module. Please see options below of courses available in 2023 and 2024 through the Tennis Wales Coach Development Centre:

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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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 TC

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 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

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