Adult and Disabled Coaching
Adults and Teenagers
Ken has a wide experience in teenage and adult coaching in all the locations he has worked. Adults include beginners and lapsed Players returning to the game, individual or in groups. Ken provides a confidence building approach which draws from;
- Any previous experience Player's previous experience.
- Objectives of the Player
He is familiar with and practices all LTA initiatives, including:
Touch Tennis - Mini Tennis for teenagers and adults
Tennis Express - quick start tennis for beginner teenagers and adults
Tuesday Tennis - tennis coaching aimed at Ladies
Cardio Tennis - High tempo tennis with drills for fitness & tennis skills
He sets and agrees realistic goals achieveable in a timely manner.
Wheelchair and Other Disabled Players
Ken has some experience of wheelchair Players and is trained as a wheelchair tennis coach. He recognises that sport offers multi-dimensional functions that few other rehabilitative activities can. Tennis creates mental situations for wheelchair Players that are common in the `real' world, such as:
Specific rule changes, which allows wheelchair Players to participate and compete on the same field of play with the same equipment as able bodied Players, provides a true sense of achievement.
Ken is also trained to work with Deaf and Autistic Players, and has practical experience of coaching individuals and groups.