Registration is now open for the ITF Regional Coaches Conferences by BNP Paribas, with a number of top international players, former players and experts in coaching already confirmed to speak at the events.
Three Regional Coaches Conferences will be hosted online in 2020, with bespoke three-day schedules and speakers catering for English, French and Spanish-speaking audiences.
29 November–1 December: ITF Regional Coaches Conference – French language
4-6 December: ITF Regional Coaches Conference – English language
11-13 December: ITF Regional Coaches Conference – Spanish language
The conferences are designed to provide an education forum to share insight and expertise and hear from some of the leading coaches in the game. Two hours of lectures will be delivered each day via the ITF Academy platform.
Each conference will feature question-and-answer sessions with former professional players and/or their coaches, as well as covering topics including Participation, Physical Conditioning, Biomechanics, Psychology, the Female Game, the Transition from Junior to Professional Game and Developing Top Junior Players.
Among the confirmed speakers are:
French language: Ons Jabeur (TUN), Salma Mouelhi Guizani (TUN), Valérie Albaret (FRA), Bernard Pestre (FRA), Marie-France Mercier (CAN), Illou Lonfo (CIV), Younes El Aynaoui (MAR), Louis Cayer (GBR/CAN)
English language: Bruce Elliott (AUS), Paul Roetert (USA), Debbie Kirkwood (CAN), Jeff Coetzee (RSA), Ruben Neyens (NED), Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA)
Spanish language: Machar Reid (AUS), Merlin van de Braam (GBR), Rafael Martínez (ESP), Fernando Vilches and Guillermo Coria (ARG), Susana Silvia (BRA), Oderaiza Soto (PUR), Guillermo Stevens (MEX)
While the conferences are primarily aimed at coaches, registration is open to all. To take part, sign up for a free account at www.itf-academy.com, then register for your chosen three-day conference at a cost of US$9.95.
Coaches will receive attendance certificates following the event, as well as exclusive access to recordings of the presentations and any supplementary resources.
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