This informative workshop is run across the country and is an interactive 2.5 hour session designed to provide parents with the knowledge and skills needed to optimally support their child at tennis competitions.The workshop is aimed at parents with children between the ages of 9 and 14 years who have either just started competing or who pay regularly in competitions.
The content has been designed in partnership with Loughborough University to address the specific needs of parents.Topics covered include parents’ roles during tennis competitions, communicating effectively with children before, during and after a match and managing the emotional demands of competition.95% of parents that attended a workshop in 2017 said they either ‘Agreed’ or ‘Strongly Agreed’ that the workshop improved their overall skills as a tennis parent and over 99% of parents were ‘Satisfied’ or ‘Very Satisfied’ overall with the pre-workshop booklet and workshop.
Here is what parents have said about the workshop;“This was an excellent session. I totally loved all of it. What an amazing course which I recommend to all tennis parents…’“This was an excellent workshop brilliantly delivered by the tutor. The format (combination of slides and interactive group and discussions) worked very well.
An excellent initiative….”Julie Gordon a LTA level 5 Coach, Masters in Sport Psychology and LTA Tutor for the workshop said ‘"I really enjoyed running the Optimal Parenting Competition Workshop in Glasgow over the weekend. Thank you to the parents who took part and were fully engaged and contributed so much.
A truly interactive afternoon and one in which we all learned from each other. Looking forward to the next one."A big thank you to Hotel de Vin Glasgow for hosting the workshop and providing fantastic facilities and catering for the event. Tennis Scotland will be releasing another 3 workshops in the New Year, therefore if you are interested please keep a look out on the Tennis Scotland website for upcoming information.