Road to Wimbledon Tournament director Paul Hutchins is back in Delhi for the Road to Wimbledon in India 2015 Masters event, supported by HSBC. Today's blog is all about coach education, and the arrival of Tim and Goran...
Today was Coach Education Day and clinics with the Masters juniors.
50 local, mostly academy, coaches came for the day.
We started with a session from Dan and I on such subjects as:
- What attributes does a coach need to further his or her career?
- The development pathway of a player from 12 plus.
- The reasons why we are over here in India with the Road to Wimbledon.
- Technical, physical and mental knowledge necessary for coaches to assist good young players to reach their potential.
Dan then went on court for an excellent session with the coaches making it fun and constructive.
Tim and Goran arrived from their exhibition the previous night in Mumbai (and an entertaining hit on some boats by the Gateway of India), and went straight into an introduction to the coaches with a Q & A in the conference room and then a really constructive on court session in the heat of the day.
Such good responses from the coaches and tutors from the AITA coaches education program and really enjoyable.
I have never seen so many selfies and photos at the conclusion and a great thrill for the coaches to hit with Tim & Goran.
Kawaljeet Singh the Director of Coach education said "We have had an unforgettable day which will touch all the coaches. We have never had such great players to attend our courses and it is very much appreciated all the Road to Wimbledon and HSBC are doing for us over here and will look forward to more discussions on extending our coach education contacts with you."
More work on court in the late afternoon for Tim, Dan and Goran when we did a high level clinic with the Road to Wimbledon Masters juniors.
Disappointment from eight boys and eight girls who did not make the quarter-final knock-out, which starts tomorrow, but elation and relief from the others who did.
Also tomorrow we have a clinic at the President's Estate followed by a press conference and photo call at the Tennis Centre and even more activity at the Gymkhana Club on their excellent grass courts.
All go go over here and plenty more to come for the rest of the week.