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PTR WORKSHOPS & CERTIFICATION


Venue: The Tennis Court, National Stadium, Lagos Nigeria


Date: December 17 - 19, 2017 10 & Under Level 1


Date: December 19 - 22, 2017 11 - 17 Level 1


Registration Closes: November 30, 2017


Registration Fee = - $420


Contact: Abel Ubiebi. Tel: 234-08023186181, 08030736455.Email:thecoordinator@acestennis.com


Perfornance Tester: Abel Ubiebi


Note: Payment can be done with the current naira equivalent exchange rate

 

 PTR Certification and Education Workshops are the most successful training courses available for tennis teachers and coaches.  More than 200 PTR Workshops are conducted on five continents each year.

 

Workshop participants have varying backgrounds including: tennis teaching professionals, college coaches, middle and high school coaches, professionals making a career change, league tennis players, parents, etc. All workshops are led by specially trained PTR Clinicians. 

 

Many workshop attendees join PTR months before the workshop so they can prepare for certification testing. PTR certification ratings are awarded to those members who pass all parts of the exam.

 

NOTE: Workshops are subject to cancelation if a minimum number if registrants are not met. A decision whether or not to cancel will be made at least one week prior to the date of the workshop.

 

 10 & Under Certification

PTR is the only tennis teaching organization in the US that provides certification for 10 & Under. This workshop emphasizes the importance of creating a coaching environment in which children can play quickly. The course is divided into two parts: 4 hours of recommended preparation from the Study Guide, followed by an 8 hour on court workshop. The workshop prepares participants for the three part certification exam. Two parts of the exam (skills and teaching) are administered on court at the completion of the workshop. The remaining part - the online exam - must be submitted within 7 days after the workshop.

 

Elements of the Certification Workshop

  • Communication and organization skills for the coach
  • Structure and content of tennis lessons
  • Skills and game development for 10 & Under players
  • Serve, rally and score as quickly as possible
  • Appropriate competition for different ages
  • Information for working positively with parents

 

11 to 17 Certification

 

This workshop educates coaches on how to create an environment in which young people can play and enjoy tennis. The workshop includes communication and organization skills suitable for different ages in both group and individual lessons. The workshop also covers structure and content of lessons, how to develop leadership skills in young people and how to run successful camps. Appropriate competition for every player in the age group is also covered. PTR is the only tennis teaching organization currently providing certification to coach 11 to 17 year olds.

 

PTR Master of Tennis programs are designed to develop the knowledge and expertise of coaches to the highest and most comprehensive level in all aspects of coaching. The coach must already hold the Basic Certification at the Professional level for the appropriate pathway and meet the necessary requirements for Master of Tennis coursework. Each program has 18 courses, which are a mixture of online learning and home study, together with attending two on site modules of group study, and on court work with players. The coach must complete the program within two years. Assessment is continuous throughout the program emphasizing on court coaching, planning, worksheets, video analysis and project completion.

 

General Characteristics of Various NTRP Playing Levels

 

To place yourself:

 

A. Begin with 1.5.  Read all categories carefully and then decide which one best describes your present ability level. Be certain that you qualify on all points of all preceding levels as well as those in the level you choose.

B. When rating yourself assume you are playing against a player of the same gender and the same ability.

 

General Characteristics of Various NTRP Playing Levels


1.5: You have limited experience and are working primarily on getting the ball in play.

 

2.0: You lack court experience and your strokes need developing.  You are familiar with the basic positions for singles and doubles play.

 

2.5: You are learning to judge where the ball is going, although your court coverage is limited.  You can sustain a short rally of slow pace with other players of the same ability.

 

3.0: You are fairly consistent when hitting medium-paced shots, but are not comfortable with all strokes and lack execution when trying for directional control, depth, or power. Your most common doubles formation is one-up, one-back.

 

3.5: You have achieved improved stroke dependability with directional control on moderate shots, but need to develop depth and variety. You exhibit more aggressive net play, have improved court coverage and are developing teamwork in doubles.

 

4.0: You have dependable strokes, including directional control and depth on both forehand and backhand sides on moderate-paced shots.  You can use lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys with some success and occasionally force errors when serving. Rallies may be lost due to impatience. Teamwork in doubles is evident.

 

4.5: You have developed your use of power and spin and can handle pace. You have sound footwork, can control depth of shots, and attempt to vary game plan according to your opponents.  You can hit first serves with power and accuracy and place the second serve.  You tend to overhit on difficult shots. Aggressive net play is common in doubles.

 

5.0: You have good shot anticipation and frequently have an outstanding shot or attribute around which a game may be structured.  You can regularly hit winners or force errors off of short balls and can put away volleys.  You can successfully execute lobs, drop shots, half volleys, overhead smashes, and have good depth and spin on most second serves.

 

5.5: You have mastered power and/or consistency as a major weapon. You can vary strategies and styles of play in a competitive situation and hit dependable shots in a stress situation.

 

6.0 to 7.0: You have had intensive training for national tournament competition at the junior and collegiate levels and have obtained a sectional and/or national ranking.

 

7.0: You are a world-class player.

 

 

 

 

 

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