The Liverpool & District Tennis Group’s Junior League will once again take place as one-day events on the indoor courts at Liverpool Tennis Centre. There are two age-groups this year for 14 & Under and 18 & Under players and all clubs and coaches are invited to enter a team of 4 players.
The events will take place at Liverpool Tennis Centre in Wavertree on Sunday 5th June (14 & Under’s) and Sunday 3rd July (18 & Under’s). All information is contained in the official entry form but please get in touch if you require any further information.
The application form can be found by clicking here
The winners of the 14 & Under Division of the 2015 Liverpool Junior Tennis League were Campion Tennis Club. The one-day competition took place on the indoor courts at Liverpool Tennis Centre and the Campion team finished victorious with David Lloyd Speke and Palmerston finishing in joint-second place.
The winning team of Ben Leeman, Sean Chandler, Daniel McQueen and Robert Howells are pictured with their trophies. The next event is the 18 & Under Division, which takes place on Sunday 5 July and the deadline for entries is Wednesday 1 July.
The Group’s Junior Tennis League has been reorganised for the forthcoming season and many of the changes requested by clubs have been incorporated into the new format
The League will now be held at Liverpool Tennis Centre on two days:
Sunday 7th June – 14 and under
Sunday 5th July – 18 and under
The application form for the League can be found here. The events have been heavily subsidised to encourage clubs to participate and it is hoped that the new format will be well supported.
Good luck to all competitors.
Elite Academy, an education and sport academy based in Liverpool, are offering young players aged 16-18 the opportunity to combine their education with gaining the skills and qualifications needed to become a professional tennis coach.
They are taught a two year Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence) and a Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. From September 2015 A-Levels will also be offered. Upon completion of these qualifications players can apply to university in the UK, colleges in America or move into a career in tennis coaching.
The goal of the academy is to create a pathway for young people who want a career in coaching. They take part in academic study in the morning and in the afternoon they train at David Lloyd Speke where they are taught how to become successful coaches in the future. They have the opportunity to improve their own playing standard but the main emphasis is on developing their coaching skills.
Throughout the duration of the course players are put through their Level 1 and 2 coaching qualifications. Alongside this, many of the units they cover in the Extended Diploma such as Sports Coaching, Sports Development, Sports Nutrition, Psychology for Sport and Sport as a Business prepare them for a career as a tennis coach once they achieve the qualification. Players on the academy are part of the junior coaching team at David Lloyd Speke where they get to develop their coaching skills and gain valuable work experience on the club mini tennis programme.
The academy is already up and running this year, with the first set of students currently studying for their Level 3 Diploma and coaching qualifications. From next year students will have access to brand new classrooms complete with an IT suite, interactive whiteboards and video analysis.
Any players who are interested in finding out more about the academy can attend an Open Evening at David Lloyd Speke on Tuesday 17th March at 6pm. Alternatively they can contact Paul Freeman on 0782 185 4518 or complete an expression of interest form on the Elite website: eliteschools.co.uk.