International Tennis Federation (ITF) Coaching Advanced Players Course (Level 2) held in Accra ended on 7th January, 2018 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 7 candidates in all, with the host nation, Ghana, having 3 candidates. The remaining 4 candidates were from Botswana and Nigeria.
ITF level 3 coach Zmajic Hrvoje from Croatia assisted by Ghana’s Noah Bagerbaseh, steered the course during the 12 days.
Specific areas covered included: advanced biomechanics and technique, tactics, teaching methodology, physical training and applied psychology for tennis.
The closing ceremony came after the written exams on Friday, 7th January and certificates of participation was awarded to the participating coaches.
The 1st Vice President of Ghana Olympic committee (GOC) Pual Atsu who represented the GOC president advice the coaches to impact what they have learnt into their various club houses.
Coach Zmajic Hrvoje said the goal of the Coaching Advanced Players Course is to give participants the competences to teach tennis to intermediate and advanced players involved in a competition.
President of Ghana Tennis Federation Isaac Aboakye Duah, thanked Olympic Solidarity, the Ghana Olympic committee (GOC), ITF and the coaches for their time and effort during the course.