A WEEK LONG OPPORTUNITY FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

This year we are expanding our offering of professional development opportunities for conference delegates as well as those coaches looking for a targeted Masterclass experience with our international speakers.  We’ll be hosting a suite of intimate and interactive Masterclasses at Melbourne Park and other local venues. Each Masterclass includes ground pass access to the Australian Open.

 

Pricing

Attending the full conference? Opt-in to each Masterclass for only $49.00 REGISTER NOW
(If you have already registered and wish to add additional Masterclasses to your registration, please contact our team at [email protected]

Not attending the conference? Each Masterclass is available for $99.00 and includes a Ground Pass to the Australian Open! REGISTER NOW
(Please note, masterclass participants on 10 and 14 January will be given a ground pass for Monday 15 January) 

 

Dr. Damien Lafont & Jay Deacon

Dr. Damien Lafont & Jay Deacon will each be delivering three-part series from Monday to Wednesday!

Attending the full conference? Opt-in to either series for only $99.00 REGISTER NOW
(If you have already registered and wish to add additional Masterclasses to your registration, please contact our team at [email protected]

Not attending the conference? Each series is available for $159.00 and includes a Ground Pass to the Australian Open! REGISTER NOW

 

Places in Masterclasses are very limited so ensure you register early!


Attending the full conference? Opt-in to each Masterclass for only
$49.00
REGISTER NOW
Not attending the conference? Each Masterclass is available for $99.00
REGISTER NOW

Masterclass Topics

‘What Makes a Great Club Coach?’ with Sam Bradshaw, Patrick Landy and Chris Moody (Coach Development Team)
  • Optimising your private lessons with technology and planning
  • Explore feeding for performance within the game-based approach
  • Develop your coaching eye and improve your observational skills

‘Turning Potential into Performance’ with Brett McLennan and Steve Blundell (National Academy Coaches)
  • Explore a competency-based framework to develop talent
  • Learn how to objectively measure and assess attributes of a developing talent
  • Experience practical on-court examples of how to develop the attributes and characteristics of your player

‘Learning to Perform’ with Adam Carey and Anthony Richardson (National Academy Coaches)
  • Explore situational based coaching design for high performance tennis players
  • Make sessions measurable, accountable and age appropriate
  • Create behavioural change in coach and athlete

‘How to Utilise the Power of Video for Coaching and Business Promotion’ with Nick Gissing (Owner: Break Point Analysis)
  • Learn how you can make a living as a coach who doesn’t coach.
  • Gain insight into the best practices for framing, shooting and delivering footage to your players.
  • Stay ahead of the technology curve and differentiate your business with video analysis.
  • Unlock the hidden potential of data driven coaching.

‘The Master Coach of the Future’ with Dr. Damien Lafont (VidaMind)
  • How much influence does a coach really have? What science now knows about ‘The Influence Factor’
  • What a great coach has that a good coach doesn’t
  • The ultimate coaching culture – creating a fertile environment for player development
  • Where self-confidence and self-esteem differ
  • Dealing with athletes’ unconscious ‘blocks’
  • Practical applications of centering, balancing tensions and inducing flow
  • Adapting to pressure – teaching resilience in today’s athletes

‘Athletes: From Promising to Powerful’ with Dr. Damien Lafont (VidaMind)
  • Explore what really makes an athlete progress, why athletes remain ‘stuck’ and what you can do about it
  • Learn how to quickly change cycles of athlete perfectionism, over-thinking and negativity
  • Discover the neuroscience of belief and how thoughts and emotions change the body’s ability to perform
‘The Path Forward’ with Dr. Damien Lafont (VidaMind)
  • Explore mindfulness in sport – the good, the bad and the ugly. What works and why
  • Discover deep practice – what it is, how it makes a difference and how to implement it
  • Learn about neuroplasticity: how knowledge and experience change and evolve your brain
  • Practice coaching happiness: how to avoid burnout, maintain equilibrium and create the ultimate coaching impact for your athletes

 

Meet Our Speakers

Mike Barrell
Mike Barrell
Mike has taught tennis for over 25 years working with players of all levels and is the Founder and CEO of evolve9. He has worked on programs for USTA, Tennis Australia, LTA, Chinese Tennis Association and many other tennis nations. Mike was the author of the ITF Tennis10s Manual and has a been a major contributor to Under 10 programs around the World. As well as his role as Director of evolve9, he also works for the LTA as a Coach Education Master Tutor, delivering coach education, certification and training. An LTA Level 5 Licensed Coach, he was also the 2007 PTR Professional of the Year.
Mark Tennant
Mark Tennant
Mark has over 30 years’ experience as a Coach, Coach Educator and Venue Manager in the UK, specialising in particular in developing starter players. As Director of inspire2coach, a company he co-founded in 2007, he not only manages more than 30 tennis facilities across the UK, but is a highly impactful Coach Educator.
Coming soon
Ruben Neyens
Ruben is the head of coach education and head physical coach for the High Performance Department of U12 tennis for Tennis Vlaanderen in Belgium. Together with a team, Ruben coordinates programs and projects like KidsTennis, physical coach development, regional workshops and many more. He is co-author of the manual KidsTennis and developed the physical coach manual and several other coach education programmes.
Tennis play and Stay Seminar at the Queens Club Dave Miley of ITF at  the  at Queens Club London England  26th February 2007 
pic Tommy Hindley/Professional Sport
David Miley
David was the Executive Director of Tennis Development for the ITF for over 20 years, overseeing juniors, seniors and wheelchair tennis. David established the ITF's Coach Education program in 1993 and was involved in the ITF recommended coach syllabus, which is now available in over 20 languages. He was also responsible for the launch of ITF Tennis iCoach. He was the chair of the ITF Intro to Tennis Task Force for increasing tennis participation, and the development of the under 10's program, including the use of the red, orange and green balls.
Edgar Giffenig
Edgar Giffenig
Edgar has been involved in tennis player development for the last 25 years. Currently, Edgar is the Director of Instruction at Smith Stearns Tennis Academy in the USA, as well as a partner at TennisGate, a company specialising in tennis player development media. Edgar has also released a book, "Developing High Performance Tennis Players" which was published in July 2013.