The following external links and websites provide useful information for coaches.
Informational links and resources
The Tennis iCoach provides high quality expertise and coach education resources online, and is a major tool for continuous professional development worldwide. The site offers exclusive access to ITF Worldwide Coaches Conferences, ITF RegionalCoaches Conferences (Inter-contintental) as well as national conferences. In addition to this, slow motion technical video, scientific articles and e-learnings are available to improve a coaches expertise. The Tennis iCoach is a private member only site, but also can be accessed through your national association, if the Association holds a current national payment plan with Tennis iCoach.
The journal for the Society for Tennis Medicine and Science is a trusted and recognised resource of expertise and knowledge for medical and scientific issues in tennis. The journal provides current and practical tennis-related medical and scientific information relevant to players, coaches, health care professionals, scientists, and tennis organisations.
Human Kinetics is the informatoin leader for publications in the sport sciences. From sport science to administration, Human kinetics offers a wide range of publications that can aid coaches in their professional development.
WADA was established in 1999 as an international independent agency composed and funded equally by the sport movement and governments of the world. Its key activities include scientific research, education, development of anti-doping capacities, and monitoring of the World Anti Doping Code (Code) – the document harmonizing anti-doping policies in all sports and all countries. WADA is a Swiss private law Foundation. Its seat is in Lausanne, Switzerland, and its headquarters are in Montreal, Canada.
Tennis Europe, comprised of 49 European member nations, is the largest regional association of the sport's governing body, the International Tennis Federation. Based in Basel, Switzerland, the organisation takes an active role in all aspects of the European game, executing tasks delegated by the ITF, and also by organizing a number of competitions and events independently from the ITF, such as EuropeanTennis Championships.
International Olympic Committee
Since the reintroduction of tennis into the Olympic family at Seoul in 1988, tennis has benefited considerably from funding for projects through the Olympic Solidarity Programmes. These projects, which are available to all sports that form part of the Olympics, operate through the National Olympic Committees and Regional Olympic Committees as appropriate, and are funded from part of the profits generated by the Olympic Games.
The ATP tour is the mens' competitive professional tennis circuit. The tour is comprised of the year end Masters event, ATP 1000, ATP 500, and ATP 250 events.
Attending live ATP events can be beneficial for coach development, through the valuable experience of observation. You can visit the web page here to find out more about the ATP Tour.
The WTA tour is the womens' competitive professional tennis circuit. The WTA is the world's leading professional sport for women with over 2,400 players representing 99 nations competing for over $90 million in prize money at 53 events and four Grand Slams in 33 countries. More than 5 million people attended women's tennis events in 2011 with millions more watching events on television networks around the world.