Les Petit As has been chosen for the launch of a brand new education initiative from Tennis Europe.
The new player education programme named the Tennis Europe Junior School has been created in consultation with the sport’s governing bodies and is tailored to help prepare the sport’s best young players and arm them with the life skills necessary for a career in professional tennis.
The programme will be delivered in a series of short online videos and interactive in-person workshops, the first being held in Tarbes on Thursday 24th January. The sessions will run throughout 2019 and are scheduled for Tennis Europe’s biggest events in the 14 and 16 and under age groups. The programme includes advice from experts across tennis and other sports, including WTA, ATP and ITF professionals, manufacturers, management companies and agencies, plus some of the world’s most accomplished coaches and top ranked players.
“Player education is something which is a big priority for Tennis Europe, as it is for all the governing bodies within our sport,” Thomas Hammerl, CEO of Tennis Europe explained. “We are in a privileged position to be able to give these amazing young athletes a foundation of knowledge from an early age, which they can build on throughout their careers and as they become more experienced. We see this as part of our responsibility as custodians of junior tennis in Europe.”
The Tennis Europe Junior School is the first athlete education programme that specifically targets players in this age-group and will focus on making the sessions and the videos as interactive, engaging and accessible as possible. They will cover a range of topics including:
- Agents and sponsorship
- Tennis Integrity
- Nutrition and hydration
- Support teams
- Physical wellbeing
Date: January 2019