Speler Ontwikkelingsprogramme

Player development Programs / Speler Ontwikkelingsprogramme

advanced-player-assistance Lifestyle C / Leefstyl C

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Tennis Performance Training

Development and maintenance of player’s annual plan, diet and fitness program as well as monthly/quarterly reports.

2-4 Players in a 90 minutes session or as specifically developed, Individual / Semi Individual attention, drills and match play on a rotating basis as well as doubles.

Squad training and tournament preparation.

Opstel en bestuur van speler se jaarplan, dieet en fiksheidsprogram, asook maandelikse/kwartaallikse verslag.

2-4 Spelers in ‘n 90min sessie of soos spesifiek ontwerp, Individuele / Semi-individuele aandag, “drills” en “matchplay” op rotasiebasis asook dubbels.

“Squad” oefening en toernooivoorbereiding.

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Preschoolers (Ages 0-5 Boys and 0-4 Girls or appropriate level)

These young guns will be introduced to tennis with simple ball skills and coordination skills in a fun and playful manner making use of the Red (enlarged) tennis ball on a Red court.

Beginner/Intermediate players (Ages 6-9 Boys and 5-8 Girls)

Players aged 6 – 9 should mainly focus on fundamentals. As a coach and parent we would want them to start tennis and continue for as long as possible – hence the term “Play & Stay”.

Intermediate players (10-12 Boys and 9-11 Girls or appropriate level)

By this time these players should be able to compete within all “5 game situations” with the focus on performance instead of the outcome.

Advanced players (13-16 Boys and 12-14 Girls or appropriate level)

The following information is mostly aimed at the more experienced tennis player, participating in school events as well as local and National tournaments as well as selectively participating in International events.

Advanced players (17-21 Boys and 15-20 Girls or appropriate level)

This section is dedicated to the upcoming professionals. These players have worked out their annual plan (periodization) and will travel up to 25 weeks of the year competing in National and International tournaments.

Advanced players (Male 22 and older / Female 21 and older or appropriate level)

The Professional should be participating and hopefully winning ATP/WTA EVENTS. An ATP/WTA ranking of 150 or better is a good benchmark to aim for!

Spectators

We have also thrown in some useful tips for the die-hard tennis spectator!

 

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Daar is heelwat Volwassenes wat reeds op een of ander wyse deelneem aan ons programme.

Individuele en Semi-Individuele Oefengroepe word reeds met groot vreugde en sukses gedoen.

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Daar is plek in die nuut ontwerpte fiksheid gerigte oefenprogram vir volwassenes.

Volwassenes kan ook saamspeel by die squad op Dinsdagaand van 18:00 af.


Preschoolers (Ages 0-5 Boys and 0-4 Girls or appropriate level)

Red Court & Red Ball
play-and-stay-red-ball Lifestyle C / Leefstyl CAlthough the Preschoolers still need to learn basic skills such as running, jumping, throwing and catching – Play tennis can be introduced at this very young age.

Agility, balance and coordination are some of the skills that can be taught, thus allowing the players to develop the required attributes in order to become a good tennis player. Speed and strength can be added at a later stage and is also a pre-requisite for tennis players.play-and-stay-red Lifestyle C / Leefstyl C

The red ball can be rolled back and forth to each other on the red court in order to simulate a rally between two players. After this skill has been acquired, the ball can be played over the lowered net.

It depends on the player’s improvement how soon he/she will migrate to the next phase of the “Play & Stay” model.

Beginner/Intermediate players (Ages 6-9 Boys and 5-8 Girls or appropriate level)

Orange Court/Orange ball


play-and-stay-orange-ball Lifestyle C / Leefstyl CThese players should enjoy every moment on court, improve basic physical skills (agility, balance and coordination) and also receive the necessary exposure to match play on court.play-and-stay-orange Lifestyle C / Leefstyl C

Mini-tennis is a great way to go about teaching these required skills to the young aspired tennis players. Everything these players do should be performance based. They should compete in low-key competitions at their school as well as inter-club competitions.

 

Beginner/Intermediate players (Ages 9-10 Boys and 8-9 Girls or appropriate level)

Green Court/Green ball
play-and-stay-green-ball Lifestyle C / Leefstyl CBy now the u/10’s should be competing in organized competitions within their school, province, region and also nationally with the emphasis again on performance instead of outcome.play-and-stay-green Lifestyle C / Leefstyl C

Tennis Competition vs Tennis Training should be managed at a ratio of 10/90 to 20/80. If this is followed using the “Games-based approach” you will ensure that adequate training is followed up with competition and thus allow these players to apply their skills in the match situation.

Intermediate/Advanced players (Ages 10-12 Boys and 9-11 Girls or appropriate level)

Up until now a lot of hard work has been done by both the coach and player to acquire the basic skills needed to become a descent tennis player. It is of the utmost importance that players develop using the 5 Game situations Serve, Return, Baseline game, Approaching and Passing. This can be done by being exposed to better players on a regular basis.

At this stage basic physical training habits should also be instilled and followed in order to ensure that a sound foundation is built upon.

All 4 areas of the game need to be addressed during this phase of “Learning to train” and will look as follow:

Technical

1. Sound technique for all five game situations
2. Ensure technique will allow for future development
(variety spin, advanced grips for the serve and volleys)
3. Development of fine strokes
4. Ensure correct movement and footwork patterns
5. Efficient groundstroke technique that allows to play on the rise.

Physical

1. Dexterity; static and dynamic balance
2. Development of speed and speed strength
3. Develop stamina
4. Develop flexibility

Tactical

1. Using serve as a weapon
2. Familiarise with different styles of play
3. Continue work in all 5 game situations
4. Develop attacking patterns from mid and three-quater
court as well as shoulder high balls.

Mental

1. Must be performance based, no emphasis on the outcome
2. Mistake management
3. Concentration and self confidence skills are essential
4. Understanding of the commitment needed for a tennis player.

The ratio of Tennis Competition vs Tennis Training should be 20/80 TO 30/70 depending on the level of the player.

Players should compete in local u/12 or u/14 events and will aim for NATIONAL TOP 5 – 8, REGIONAL TOP 30 – 50 and PROV Top 3 ranking although one should be very careful not to over-emphasize results and the importance of winning! This is a critical phase and age where players are often broken and decide to quit due to unrealistic expectations from either parents or even coaches.

Advanced players (Boys 13 & older / Girls 12 & older)

1. Advanced players (13-16 Boys and 12-14 Girls)

2. Advanced players (17-21 Boys and 15-20 Girls)

3. Advanced players (Male 22 and older / Female 21 and older)

 

Advanced players (13-16 Boys and 12-14 Girls)

The stage where players “Train to Train” is now! A professional approach is essential with the help of a tour level coach that can guide and assist the player accordingly. Players should be capable of winning tournaments ALTHOUGH the goal to perform at one’s best must be the objective.

Even more emphasis should be put on the 4 areas of tennis and will involve the following:

Technical

1. Variety of spin on all strokes
2. Footwork and stroke efficiency
3. Develop serve as potential weapon
4. Emphasis placed on technique relevant to game style.

Physical

1. Dexterity; static and dynamic balance
2. Development of speed: Reaction, upper/lower body movement, speed strength
3. Develop stamina
4. Develop flexibility
5. Develop speed endurance

Tactical

1. Serve and volley combinations
2. Serve and attack combinations
3. Develop aggressive counter attack
4. Tactical use of power
5. Anticipation from tactical and technical cues from the opponent
6. Introduce advanced shot selection
7. Play on the rise

Mental

1. Very specific goal setting
2. Develop competitive spirit
3. Further development of concentration, motivation, control of thoughts and emotional control

The ratio of Tennis Competition vs Tennis Training should be 30/70 TO 50/50 depending on the level of the player.

Players should compete in local u/14 or u/16 events and will aim for AFRICA TOP 8, REGIONAL TOP 20 and PROV TOP 3. Competing in JNR ITF events that are hosted locally as well as abroad is strongly recommended. Players are also urged to participate in NAT SNR tournaments as well. A NAT JNR ranking of No1 in player’s age group should be the target with the following International rankings as an objective:
ITF JNR: 150 – 50
WTA: RANKED UP TO 800+

Advanced players (17-21 Boys and 15-20 Girls)

We have now reached the business end of this phase where a career choice has to be made and players “Train to Compete” and “Train to Win”. First we will have a look at the path players should follow while training to compete.

Not only should these players compete in local u/18 tournaments, but also school events as well as club championships. This player has become a full time professional, making provision for education and further studies and could travel up to 25 weeks per year. The player’s annual periodization is of the utmost importance in order to plan ahead and prepare for all the tournaments and events.

Technical

1. 2nd Serve
2. Greater net coverage
3. Increased court coverage
4. Offensive defence shots: Running lob, running pass, stretch volley etc.

Physical

1. Co-ordination and dexterity
2. Development of speed
3. Development of strength
4. Development of stamina
5. Development of speed endurance
6. Development of flexibility

Tactical

1. Develop individual game style and intensions in all 5 game situations
2. Attack when possible
3. Anticipation from cues of the opponent
4. Counter attack on wide balls

Mental

1. Very specific goal setting
2. Develop competitive spirit
3. Further develop, concentration, motivation, control of thoughts and emotional control

The ratio of Tennis Competition vs Tennis Training should be 50/50 TO 70/30.

Besides competing in National junior (ranked 1) and senior events (top 10) and aiming for a JNR ITF ranking of TOP 20 these players would also participate in the following events:

ITF FUTURES / ATP / WTA CHALLENGERS with rankings as follow:
ATP: TOP 300
WTA: TOP 250 – 100

Make no mistake – this is where many players fail to step up their game and compete at a high level due to the hard work and commitment that is required to be able to stay in the game.

Advanced players (Male 22 and older / Female 21 and older)

When you “Train to WIN” as a professional, Tennis Competition vs Tennis Training increases to 70/30 or 80/20.

A specific individualized prioritization for all 4 areas – Technical, Tactical, Psychological and Physical – is created for this player. The player will compete in GRAND SLAMS, the OLYMPICS, DAVIS CUP & FED CUP on a regular basis and aim to win ATP/WTA EVENTS.

The following rankings should be the goal:
ATP TOP 150
WTA TOP 150

Please keep in mind that although the above phase should be every aspiring tennis player’s dream not all players reach this level of competition due to various reasons. This is why we recommend College tennis as an important part of every player’s development.

For more on College tennis

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Tips for Spectators

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1. Remember to take sunscreen (at least 15 SPF) and a wide hat if it is an outdoor tournament.
2. Always take an umbrella (not too BIG!) to an event that takes place in an area prone to rain.
3. Remember your picnic basket or soft cool bag if you do not plan on buying snacks at the tournament.
4. Rememer to turn the camera’s flash OFF as well as your mobile, which can be very disturbing.
5. Don’t forget your headphones if you are planning on taking a portable music player.
6. Consume as much fluids as needed if it is an outdoor event and the temperatures are soaring!

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