Coaching Tennis Technical and Tactical Skills online course with e-book

This course is a self-paced online course designed to be taken by individual coaches.

Human Kinetics Coach Education brings the hard court to your hard drive with Coaching Tennis Technical and Tactical Skills online course, geared toward tennis coaches of athletes 14 and older and those coaching higher-ability players ages 11 to 13.

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Course Format

Included in the course registration fee is the e-book, Coaching Tennis Technical and Tactical Skills, access to the online course and its accompanying features, and the course test. Nothing will be shipped to you; there are no print materials that accompany this online course.
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Full Course Description

Human Kinetics Coach Education brings the hard court to the hard drive with Coaching Tennis Technical and Tactical Skills online course with e-book, geared toward tennis coaches of athletes 14 and older and those coaching higher-ability players ages 11 to 13.

Kirk Anderson, director of recreational coaches and programs for USTA, served as content expert for the course, from which you will learn how to

- explain the relationship and difference between technical and tactical skills and describe the traditional and games approaches to tennis practice;

-evaluate technical and tactical tennis skills in your players and make use of your evaluation results;

-teach, critique, and correct essential technical skills;

-teach, critique, and correct essential tactical skills;

-prepare effective season plans and individual practice plans; and

-prepare for match days, coach matches, and work with your team after games.

As you progress through the course, you’ll be asked to read portions of the Coaching Tennis Technical and Tactical Skills e-book, written in conjunction with Anderson, and view video clips to complete course units. Coaches will learn about different approaches to coaching, including the games approach (an alternative to drills-based coaching); developing season plans and practice plans; and improving their ability to coach during games.

The course includes skill demonstration and error detection and correction. Through a partnership with Dartfish, the course features aspects of the Dartfish video technology. Coaches can break down technical and tactical skills of tennis by viewing Dartfish tennis media books that allow users to view video frame by frame.

Other features include Coaching Aids, a storehouse of printable PDF documents that are incorporated throughout the course. These include practice plans, sport first aid checklists, and drill sheets. Coaches have access to the clipboard for up to one year, even after they've completed the course.

The course draws content from the Coaching Tennis Technical and Tactical Skills e-book, which is included in the course fee, along with access to the online course and test, one-year access to the course including Coaching Aids (PDF downloads), automatic scoring, certificate of course completion, and entry in the National Coaches Registry.

After completing the course units, coaches take the 40-question course test online and receive immediate results. Coaches who successfully complete the course are automatically entered into the National Coaches Registry, an online listing of coaches who have completed courses. Sport administrators have access to the registry, allowing them to track coaches' course completion and certifications with minimal time and effort.

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Audience:  Professional Coaches

Level: Professional Bronze