Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:
• execute the special strokes, topspin forehand, and backhand, slice service, slice backhand, and lob slice forehand/backhand, with a correct technique,
• recognize frequent technic errors in the execution of the above strokes, and use ways and methods to correct them,
• feed trainees with tennis balls during different, easy Drills,
• compete in singles and doubles,
• assume arbitration duties and responsibilities as Chair Umpire and Line Judge,
• ascertain and evaluate with scientific methods the performance of tennis athletes, in a laboratory, or on the court,
• work as coaches in clubs or in the free market, for developmental aged players included in the various stages of "Tennis 10's", but also for beginners, in a national or international environment.
Course Content (Syllabus)
- The different stages of “Tennis 10's” and the corresponding developmental ages of the athletes - students of tennis at "red", "orange" and "green" level,
- Physical condition. Theory and practice on the court for developmental ages.
- Technical analysis of the strokes: topspin fοrehand και backhand, and slice service. Common and possible errors, error correction. Methodical teaching of the strokes,
- Video recording of the stroke technic of the students and detailed debate,
- Code of players Conduct on and off court, in practice and match.
- Separation of exercises (drills) performed on court, depending on the training objective.
- Fundamentals of singles and doubles tactic.
- Technical analysis of slice backhand and lob slice at fh and bh. Errors and corrections.
- Specific individual defense and offense tactic. Special tactics in doubles and mixed matches.
- Exercising in Umpiring (chair umpire and line judges).
- Profile of the coach.
- Testing and assessment of performance.
- Practice in feeding of trainees during performing basic strokes.
Tennis teaching, “Tennis 10's”, "Play and stay", tennis technic and tactic, Umpiring
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
- Αντισφαίριση, βήματα για την επιτυχία, Jim Brown, Εκδόσεις Χριστοδουλίδη, 2008, Θεσσαλονίκη
- ΔΙΔΑΣΚΑΛΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΠΡΟΠΟΝΗΣΗ ΣΤΟ ΤΕΝΙΣ, ΜΑΒΒΙΔΗΣ Α., ΤΕΛΕΘΡΙΟΝ 2005, ΑΘΗΝΑ
Additional bibliography for study
- ΑΝΤΙΣΦΑΙΡΙΣΗ, ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΣ ΓΡΙΒΑΣ, e-book
- ΤΕΝΙΣ ΤΑΚΤΙΚΗ ΚΑΙ ΕΦΑΡΜΟΓΕΣ, ΚΑΤΣΑΓΚΟΛΗΣ, ΖΑΡΩΤΗΣ, ΜΑΝΤΗΣ, ΤΕΛΕΘΡΙΟΝ, 2006, ΑΘΗΝΑ