International Tennis Federation (ITF) Coaching Advanced Players Course (Level 2) held in Accra ended on 3 June 2016 at the Accra Sports Stadium Media Center. The course was made possible through funding from Ghana Olympic committee and Olympic Solidarity and resources were supplied by the ITF. There were 19 candidates in all, with the host nation Ghana having 15 candidates. The remaining 4 candidates were from India,Nigeria, Holland and Niger.
ITF Expert Akinloye Rotimi from Nigeria and Ghana’s Noah Bagerbaseh steered the course, during the 12 day course specific areas covered includes:
- Strategy & Tactics: Theory & Practical for Singles and Doubles
- Bio-mechanics & Technique: Theory & Practical
- Methodology: Conducting Group and Individual Lessons
- Physical Conditioning: Theory & Practical
- Psychology & Goal Setting: Theory & Practical
- Traveling with Tournament Players
- Nutrition for Advanced Players
The course is expected to impact the Ghana tennis greatly, since most of the participant coaches are involved in the Junior Tennis Incentive Programs in their respective clubs. Therefore, the knowledge they acquired is going to help their respective clubs to develop players of the intermediate and advanced levels. Consequently the game of tennis will not remain the same.
The closing ceremony came after the written exam on Friday 3June and certificates of participation was awarded to the participant coaches.
Isaac Duah Vice President of Ghana Tennis Federation thanked Olympic Solidarity, the Ghana Olympic committee (GOC) , ITF and the coaches for their time and effort during the course.
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