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					International Tennis Federation
Tennis Development Department
ITF Monthly E-Mail Newsletter for Coaches, Year 6, Issue 5, May 2005
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The ITF Development Department is pleased to welcome you to the May edition of its ITF
Monthly E-mail Newsletter.

In an effort to keep you informed and updated on ITF coaching matters worldwide, in this issue of
the newsletter you will find:



* ITF Coaching Weblet

* Development Events

* Registration Information for the 14th ITF Worldwide Coaches Workshop

* 14th ITF Worldwide Coaches Workshop: Free Communications – Applied / Scientific
  Session’s Instructions for Authors Submitting Abstracts

* Recent Coaching Courses

* Wheelchair Tennis News

* East Africa Regional Training Camp

* Slovak Tennis Federation Prepares for ITN Launch

* South American Newsletter

* News from National Associations and other organisations


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ITF COACHING WEBLET

New Interactive eLearning Sport Science Presentations:

We are pleased to announce that there are now 4 NEW electronic presentations available on the
ITF coaching weblet. The presentations that are on the weblet thus far are by: Dr. Ann Quinn,
Prof. Bruce Elliott, Machar Reid and Dr. Tim Wood. These presentations are of world class quality
and contain information that is important for coaches the world over. To view these presentations
please follow the link provided. In the following months we will be including more presentations
from other world class speakers on topics such as: teaching methodology, medicine for tennis
and practical psychology.
http://www.itftennis.com/coaching/practicalinfo/elearning.asp
Online articles:

In our continued effort to increase the amount of information available to coaches we have been
sourcing articles from different coaches and sport scientists around the world and placing them
on the coaching weblet. There are currently more then 10 articles available in English and
Spanish. These articles are on a variety of topics including: nutrition, tactics, strength training,
teaching methodology and the development of junior players. If you have an article that you think
would interest other coaches please email it to: patrickm@servitel.com

To access the articles please use the following links:
English: http://www.itftennis.com/coaching/practicalinfo/onlinearticles/english/
Spanish: http://www.itftennis.com/coaching/practicalinfo/onlinearticles/espa%C3%B1ol/

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DEVELOPMENT EVENTS

1 - 6 May: West Pacific Qualifying event, Solomon Islands
9 May - 3 July: ITF International Junior Touring Team to Europe, Italy, Belgium, France,
Germany and UK
24 May - 5 June: ITF/OS Regional Level II Coaches Course, Tehran, Iran

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR THE 14TH ITF WORLDWIDE COACHES WORKSHOP

The latest information about the 14th ITF Worldwide Coaches Workshop is now available to
download from the weblet, in the form of PDF documents. The PDF’s contain the latest
information about: speakers, the venue, cost, VISA and other travel requirements, as well as the
registration and credit card payment forms.

To download these documents please follow the link provided.
http://www.itftennis.com/coaching/wwcw05/applicationinformation.asp

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14th ITF WORLDWIDE COACHES WORKSHOP: FREE COMMUNICATIONS – APPLIED /
SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS SUBMITTING ABSTRACTS

The ITF is calling for the submission of abstracts to be presented at the 14th ITF Worldwide
Coaches Workshop to be held in Antalya, Turkey from 17 – 23 October 2005. These
presentations will be known as FREE COMMUNICATIONS APPLIED / SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS.
They will be in the lecture room and the duration of each presentation will be 15 minutes
maximum including time for questions.

Abstracts should encompass different areas of sport science as applied to tennis: Psychology,
Methodology and Training Systems, Sports Medicine and Physiology, Nutrition,
Biomechanics and Technical Analysis, Physical Conditioning, Working with Disabled
players, Tactics and Match Charting.

Further information regarding the submission of an abstract can be found on the ITF coaching
weblet: http://www.itftennis.com/coaching/wwcw05/freecommunications.asp

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RECENT COACHING COURSES
Curso ITF de nivel 2 en Venezuela: Durante los días del 4 al 15 de Abril se llevó a cabo en la
ciudad de Caracas, Venezuela el nivel 2 para entrenadores de tenis. El curso se efectuó en las
instalaciones del centro nacional de la Federación Venezolana de tenis, en las canchas de polvo
de ladrillo.
Para más información: http://www.itftennis.com/coaching/news/newsarticle.asp?id=13214

Cursos de Nivel 1 en Ecuador. Quito y Guayaquil: Gracias a la excelente iniciativa del Profesor
Alex Peña y con todo el respaldo de Andrés Gómez, se realizaron en Ecuador dos Cursos de
Nivel 1.
Para más información: http://www.itftennis.com/coaching/news/newsarticle.asp?id=13166

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WHEELCHAIR TENNIS NEWS

Junior wheelchair camp held in Brazil
Junior wheelchair players and coaches from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Colombia took part in
last months ITF Cruyff Foundation Junior Camp in Brazil. This was the first ever international
junior camp to be held in South America and was staged alongside the Brazil Open, a part of the
NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour. ITF Wheelchair Tennis Development Officer Mark Bullock led the
camp. The players benefited from meeting and watching some of the top players in the world
including Paralympic Gold medallists Esther Vergeer (NED) and Robin Ammerlaan (NED), who
presented the trophies to the players in the junior tournament. Fifteen-year-old Diego Perez (CHI)
beat 12-year-old Ezequiel Casco (ARG) 60 60 in the final.

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EAST AFRICA REGIONAL TRAINING CAMP

The ITF/KLTA East Africa Regional Training Camp was held in April in Nairobi, Kenya. Organised
in conjunction with the Kenya Lawn Tennis Association (KLTA), the camp was conducted by
Prince Madema, the ITF Development Officer for East Africa, with the assistance of the national
coaches. Twenty-two players took part from the following nations in the region: Burundi, Rwanda,
Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.

The main objective of this annual camp is to bring together the best 13 & under juniors to train
with other top juniors in the region. This year’s camp covered the ‘five game situations’, with
physical drills, mental skills and general professionalism the other topics included. After the six-
day camp, a four-day tournament was held for the participants, who were able to practice what
they had learnt and demonstrated an improvement in their level of play. More than 100 local kids
were also invited to take part, which added some excitement since the locals had a chance to
measure their level against the foreign players. The camp also enables the ITF to identify talented
players who can be recommended for short-term scholarships to the ITF/SATA African Regional
Training Centre in Pretoria, South Africa. Many players who are already at the Centre have been
identified through such projects. Prince Madema said: “The players responded very well to the
training. The ITF Junior Tennis Initiative, whereby nations operate both a mini-tennis and
performance training and competition programmes for the most talented players, seems to now
be bearing fruit since most of these players taking part in the camp came from this initiative”.

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SLOVAK TENNIS FEDERATION PREPARES FOR ITN LAUNCH

The Slovakian Tennis Federation held a one-day workshop on 22 April to prepare its coaches for
the International Tennis Number (ITN), which is to be launched in the Slovak Republic in May
2005. The workshop, which was conducted by ITF/Tennis Europe Development Officer Hrvoje
Zmajic, featured ten future Slovakian assessors who were taken through the ITN programme.
During the lecture room presentations, participants were informed of the benefits and
opportunities that the ITN Programme offers, while on the court, participants were taken through
the practical procedures of the ITN assessment.

Slovak Federation Vice President Anton Litecky Sueda said: “With the ITN we would like to attract
more people to start playing tennis. In the first instance we would like to create a database of
recreational players which will then be followed by the organisation of a variety of different events
based on the ITN.” The ITN provides a method of rating the skill levels of tennis players with the
intention of encouraging more people to play tennis, promoting a variety of different tennis
competition formats and helping to facilitate the movement of all levels of players between the
countries. For further information, please visit the ITN website: http://www.itftennis.com/itn/.
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SOUTH AMERICIAN NEWSLETTER

For all the latest news on South America follow the link provided:

http://www.itftennis.com/development/news/newsarticle.asp?id=13199

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NEWS FROM NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND OTHER ORGANISATIONS

Mexico: El Club Campestre Monterrey está buscando un profesor de tenis. Los requisitos son los
siguientes: Experiencia de trabajo en clubes, casado, mayor de 25 años, buena presentación.
Para alguna duda o aclaración, por favor contacten con: Tomás Pèrez Padilla, tel. 8356-65-39, e-
mail: tperez@campestremty.com

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