TSA National Coaches Conference


The programme for the inagural TSA National Coaches Conference in Bloemfontein has been confirmed.
The event is a great opportunity for tennis coaches, operating at all levels of the game, to expose themselves to international best practise and thinking – Entry is free for TSA registered tennis coaches. For more information about the conference please e-mail: coaching@tennisssa.co.za.

Evening 1: 5 April 2018
Venue: Free State Tennis Stadium
17h30- Welcome & Introductions (Clubhouse)
17h40- My journey as a coach- Neville Godwin (Clubhouse)
18h40- Break
18h50- How to use task constraints to elicit technical and tactical improvements – Cyril Genevois (On-Court)
19h50- Final questions and Wrap-up
20h00- End of evening 1.

Evening 2: 6 April 2018
Venue: Oud Studente Club
17h00- General TSA update (TSA CEO – Richard Glover)
17h15- Transitioning from Junior to professional – trends and tactical drills – Neville Godwin (On-Court)
18h15- Strength & conditioning training for travelling players: how tennis coaches can manage it – Cyril Genevois (On-Court)
19h15- Q & A Session
19h30- Complimentary Coaches Braai.

Please note that the above schedule may be subject to change.

About our key-note speakers:
Neville Godwin (pictured), who famously coached Kevin Anderson to the final of the 2017 US Open is now working with ATP Next Gen sensation Hyeon Chung of South Korea. In their first major together, at the 2018 Australian Open, Godwin guided the 21-year-old South Korean to a historic first ever Grand Slam semi-final. Neville is currently the ATP Coach of the Year and will be sharing international best practise, as well as his experiences of coaching at the highest levels of men’s tennis – including his recent Grand Slam exploits!
The second headline speaker will be Cyril Genevois, of France. Genevois has a PhD in Sport Science and is a Tennis Professor Level 2 (the highest tennis coaching qualification) in France. He is an ITF iCoach expert and has presented at numerous ITF Worldwide Coaches Conferences. Some of his articles have been published in international scientific journals, the ITF Coaching Sport Science Review and many other international publications. Genevois has extensive experience working with top junior players in France and has developed innovative training and conditioning programs for all ages and abilities.