Algeria L1 course - all the course participants
The ITF Coaching Beginner & Intermediate Players Course (Level 1 course), hosted by the Algerian Tennis Federation in collaboration with the Algerian National Olympic Committee, was held at the Palmeraie Tennis Club in Algiers from 15th to 25th November 2013. The 11-day course was conducted by ITF Tutors, Ali Choqri from Morocco and Abdelkrim Gezal from Algeria.
There were a total of 39 participants for the Play Tennis course and 24 participants including 5 women, for the Level 1 course. The participants were all very interested and committed. They were all competent coaches and players which made the course level very high.
Many topics related to beginner and intermediate players were covered, including Play Tennis during the first three days, communication skills, the fundamentals of technique and tactic, elements of group and individual lessons, biomechanics and movement, sports medicine and first aid, psychology, physical conditioning, Rules of Tennis, organization of tournaments, skill acquisition and expertise development, coaching players with disabilities.
Several videos were projected presenting different schools (France, Germany, USA). Nabil said, “I really liked the mini-tennis lessons.” Abdelhak also added, “My teaching methods with my players will now be different after this course.”
The Algerian Tennis Federation and the Algerian National Olympic Committee warmly thanked the ITF and the ITF Tutors for their efforts and the quality of their presentations. The hosting nation organized a festive event for the closing ceremony where certificates of attendance were given to the course participants.
Course tutor, Ali Choqri, commented, "For the better development of tennis in Algeria, the Algerian Tennis Federation and the NOC need to organize more ITF courses. There are many very good players and they need qualified professional tennis coaches. The players must participate in intensive training programmes and tournaments in the region with the support of the ITF."
He added, "We were happy to have 5 female tennis coaches on this course, which is great for an Arabic country. Special thanks must go to Mr Mehdi and Mr Jamal for their devotion and assistance as well as the President of the Algerian Tennis Federation and the Algerian NOC for their warm welcome and kind help."