2018 International Tennis Symposium

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When
2/13/2018 - 2/16/2018

Courses, Championships & Guest Package

   

Monday, 12 February 2018

 
Monday, February 12, 8:30am-11:30am
with Leo Alonso

Leo Alonso’s System 6 is a new methodological way to deliver your knowledge in an organized manner to ensure your students improvement. Designed for intermediate and advanced players. This course is held in the classroom. Based on the idea of teaching through progressions.
SYSTEM 6 will guide you to handle the evolution of a player using steps that combines the new teaching methods with the principals of the Van der Meer Standard Method.
SYSTEM 6 will help you to:
          Deliver your knowledge in a positive and organized way
          Build confidence
          Give enough practice exercises
          Ensure the evolution of your student
SYSTEM 6 includes:
          How to make a good diagnosis
          How to explain, introduce or change the players technique and tactic
          How to mechanize the correct situations: systematic drills (dead ball feeding)
          How to transfer it to live situations
          How to apply it to the game (resolution drills)
          How to use it in competition (Competitive drills and games)
The course also includes:
          Biomechanical analysis for groundstrokes, serve and volley.
          Drills to practice specific situations.
Earn 3 Continuing Education Hours
Time
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
8:30 AM

Monday, February 12, 8:30am-12:30pm
with Craig Jones
Fee: Free - Space is Limited

The Net Generation Workshop is a 4-hour course conducted by Craig Jones, USTA National faculty on the use of the Net Generation Coaches’ Curriculum. The Curriculum features competencies to serve as a roadmap for development, practice and play plans for on-court, and assessments to evaluate players. The workshop will utilize experiential learning - all coaches take part in on-court activities to review the lesson plans, and participate in peer teaching exercises. The goal is for each coach to be able to deliver the plans and implement in their own programs.
Earn 4 Continuing Education Hours
Time
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
8:30 AM

Monday, February 12, 9:00am-5:30pm
with Nancy Hoekstra and Scott Weaver

This certification will provide instructors with the skills required to teach players with intellectual/physical disabilities, who will reach more closely to their fullest potential through sport professional instruction. Upon completion, participants will be qualified to receive coaching certification from Special Olympics as well. The course will cover the following: Athlete Behaviors Strategies to Improve Learning Adapting Your Lesson Plans to Accommodate Special Needs Court Equipment Lesson Structure Psychological Components Special Olympic Levels How to Effectively Utilize Volunteers Hands-on Training Working with local Special Olympics Athletes

Earn 8 Continuing Education Hours

Time
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM

Monday, February 12, 9:00am-12:00pm
with Emma Doyle
Fee: $55

Words inspire. Words build people. Words teach skills.  But do we take them for granted, are clichés and habitual patterns holding us and our players back? Break through and get yourself and your players ready for a the next level in modern teaching. Llearn together in this stimulating and challenging workshop with one of Australia's most passionate and energetic tennis experts, Emma Doyle." Click here for more information
Earn 3 Continuing Education Hours
Time
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9:00 AM

Wednesday, February 12, 2:00pm-6:00pm
with Judy Murray

Judy’s signature program revolves around the Miss-Hits characters: an all-girl group who love tennis and think that being sporty is as cool as it is healthy. Miss-Hits encourages girls aged 5 • 8 to play tennis in a fun and lively starter program. Sessions are based around a Miss-Hits character, with each teaching their own signature tennis shot, along with tips, tricks, games and dance routines • all in a fun and friendly environment. Miss-Hits helps girls make friends, gain new skills, build their confidence, and most of all, have lots of fun. And whether they are a sporting natural, or have never held a racquet, the lesson plans are suitable for all levels.
Taught personally by Judy - only 32 spots available

Earn 4 Continuing Education Hours

Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2:00 PM

Monday, February 12, 6:30pm-9:30pm
with Dr. Michelle Cleere
Fee: $55

You see, hear, and watch your players develop worries, doubts, fears, and ultimately negativity in their behavior. How can we stop this before it takes over their game? Whether you are coaching younger athletes or adult athletes, we can expect that if our tennis players work hard, their head will come along for the ride.

  • Help them make a plan for key moments that make or break their tennis experience.
  • Help them develop consistency.
  • Help them maximize what they practice.
  • Help them develop confidence
Peak performance is 100% physical and 100% mindset. Turn your subconscious into conscious and watch your players evolve.
Earn 3 Continuing Education Hours
Time
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
6:30 PM

Monday, February 12, 6:30pm-9:30pm
with Pete Collins

Successful Doubles is a structured way of teaching and playing doubles designed to maximize your students’ potential based on movement priorities and visual clues rather than on new racquet skills. This system of doubles instruction creates instant improvement for your students and a lifetime of teaching concepts.
Earn 3 Continuing Education Hours
Time
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
6:30 PM

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

 
Activities include Awards Banquet, Head Dinner Party, Yoga/Pilates, Shopping Trip, Trade Show, Round Robin and Bike Rental & Tour. Guests are NOT permitted to attend ANY symposium lectures or presentations. Does NOT include Symposium shirt.
Time
2/13/2018 - 2/16/2018

Time
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

 

Wednesday, February 14, 6:30pm-9:30pm
with Edgar Giffenig

We commonly divide instruction in four categories: Technical, tactical, mental and physical. This is not necessarily wrong but there is a more effective way to do this. By identifying more specific factors influencing performance we can improve the focus of our instruction and obtain better results. In an effort to do so I find the following classification more helpful:

  1. Consistency: The ability to hit the ball over and over with similar results.
  2. Precision: The ability to direct the ball exactly where you want it and with the chosen characteristics.
  3. Footwork: The ability to move around the court efficiently.
  4. Perception and Anticipation: The ability to interpret available information to help you prepare early for the next shot.
  5. Spin: The ability to control the ball with different types of spins.
  6. Variation: The ability to hit the ball with the desired combination of height, direction, spin, speed and length.
  7. Ball speed: The ability to hit the ball fast.
  8. Performance Under Pressure: The ability to play your best regardless of the circumstances.
  9. Camouflage: The ability to hide the characteristics of your shots.
  10. Decision Making: The ability to consistently choose that shot that will give you the best probability of winning the point.

The idea is that anyone’s playing ability is an average of their performance in each of these factors, and that by helping them improve in any of these areas their level of play will automatically improve. During the course we will explore each of these factors and identify the best strategies to help players improve.
Earn 3 Continuing Education Hours

Time
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
6:30 PM

Wednesday, February 14, 6:30pm-9:30pm
with Dr. Mark Kovacs


Earn 3 Continuing Education Hours
Time
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
6:30 PM

Thursday, 15 February 2018

 
Thursday, February 15, 8:00am-11:00am
with Eric Burke
Hands-on course to learn all the basics of strings and stringing. Inspecting racquets before stringing and troubleshooting problems that may arise will also be addressed.
Earn 3 Continuing Education Hours
Time
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
8:00 AM

Thursday, February 15, 4:30pm-7:30pm
with Craig O'Shannessy


Earn 3 Continuing Education Hours
Time
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
4:30 PM

Time
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM

Friday, 16 February 2018

 
Time
2/16/2018 8:00 AM - 2/18/2018 5:00 PM
8:00 AM

Friday, February 16, 2:00pm-6:00pm
with Craig Jones
Fee: FREE - Space is limited

The Net Generation Workshop is a 4-hour course conducted by Craig Jones, USTA National faculty on the use of the Net Generation Coaches’ Curriculum. The Curriculum features competencies to serve as a roadmap for development, practice and play plans for on-court, and assessments to evaluate players. The workshop will utilize experiential learning - all coaches take part in on-court activities to review the lesson plans, and participate in peer teaching exercises. The goal is for each coach to be able to deliver the plans and implement in their own programs.
Earn 4 Continuing Education Hours
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2:00 PM

Friday, February 16, 2:00pm-5:00pm
with Ben Kibler, MD, Past President STMS; Mark Kovacs, PhD, Executive Director, iTPA; and Neeru Jayanthi, MD, Current President, STMS

This innovative workshop will include some of the world's top experts in tennis medicine and sport science to review the latest on court stroke evaluations and modifications to improve stroke efficiency and reduce injury risk. Also, the latest in technology, injury prevention, and a Q&A will be included.
Earn 3 Continuing Education Hours
Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2:00 PM

Saturday, 17 February 2018

 

Saturday, February 17, 12:00pm-5:00pm
with Mike Barrell

Girls Tennis Network (GTN), is a program developed by evolve9 to help tennis coaches and facilities keep girls in the game. This new workshop focuses on giving coaches the skills to retain young female players ages 8-12, by providing drills, games and activities delivered through the six core principles of the GTN program.

Earn 5 Continuing Education Hours

Time
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM

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