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Coach Talk

Congratulations to our recent course graduates W

e would like to congratulate Lisa Ayres (Qld), John Curzon (NSW), John Hampson (Vic.), David Hodge (Qld), Todd Larkham (ACT), Tony Polack (NSW), Joe Porley (NSW), Nicole Pratt (Vic.) and Andrew Roberts (WA) who have recently successfully completed the Tennis Australia High Performance coaching qualification.  A special thank you also to our High Performance mentors who helped these graduates complete their qualification. These included Troy Ayres, Rob Leeds, Chris Kachel, Bernhard Goerlitz, Michael Robertson, Craig Morris and Belinda Colaneri.   The High Performance coaching qualification is conducted over two years with the next intake for coaches being in July 2013. Application forms will be available in December 2012.  We would also like to congratulate Alison Scott (Qld), Laurie Geist (NSW), Ian Stralow

(NSW) and Stephen Day (NSW) who recently graduated from the Tennis Australia Master Club Professional coaching qualification. There will be a number of Master Club Professional courses taking place in 2012.

Is your First Aid training up to date?

Tennis Australia Trainee Coaching Course



he Tennis Australia Trainee Coaching Course is designed to train coaches to develop the skills of junior tennis players aged four to 12 years, with a focus on enjoyment and learner success. The principal focus is to develop the participant’s ability to deliver coaching sessions rather than to plan or construct lessons. This course is therefore suitable for people who would like to begin working


under the guidance of a qualified coach. The course is four days in duration, more than 65 percent of the course hours will be spent on court and there will be approximately six hours of practical coaching with kids. Well done to the participants of the most recent course in Victoria who spent two consecutive weekends training at Hisense Arena, Melbourne Park.

Trainee Coaching Course dates NSW – Homebush Bay & North Strathfield – 10, 11, 18 & 19 March Qld – Queensland Tennis Centre – 17, 18, 24 & 25 March Qld – Kawana Tennis Club – 17, 18, 24 & 25 March Qld – Charter Towers Tennis Club – 29, 30, 31 March & 1 April WA – Victoria Park Drive, Burswood – 14, 15, 21, & 22 April SA – War Memorial Drive Adelaide – 14, 15, 21, & 22 April


Australian Tennis Magazine | March 2012

For more information about courses and qualifications or to view the course calendar please visit education.

ennis Australia is committed to improving the quality of coaches at all levels. To ensure the safety and integrity of our sport, the Coach Development team are in the process of streamlining certification into Coach Membership. This began with the requirement of coach screening in 2009–2010. The next development for coach members will see First Aid introduced as a compulsory requirement of Coach Membership from 1 July 2012. This requirement is applicable to all active coaches. If you have a current First Aid certificate, please forward a copy to or to Tennis Australia Coach Membership, Private Bag 6060, Richmond, Vic. 3121.

My Coach - March 2012 issue  

The latest information for and from Tennis Australia coaches.

My Coach - March 2012 issue  

The latest information for and from Tennis Australia coaches.