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During this stage, players will demonstrate skills, abilities and the desire to continue playing tennis for recreational purposes or pursue a more intense push to Yellow Elite and a desire to play college/professional tennis.
Group sessions form the second stepping stone in our Player Competitive Pathway. More variables, higher intensity, more stress and a need for faster thinking are all introduced here with less coach involvement, more self-exploration and team building. Keystone performance strengths will be introduced here throughout the year.
Yellow Pro Syllabus
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Character Development Strengths
Accountability cards given out throughout the term related to the character strength block we are working on – Focus – meditate or do mindfulness once/week for a set time depending on the player for example.
Practicing and playing guidelines
- Fulfilled and satisfied the necessary Yellow Dev checkpoints.
- Ready to be challenged at Yellow Pro level.
- New players – required to train 2 sessions minimum before an accurate assessment can be made.
The mission of the coach
- Meet regularly with the fitness coach to ensure a well-balanced and coordinated training program.
- Raise the performance capacity of the players.
- Prepare players to perform at identified competitions, reaching a peak performance at the priority competition of the year.
- Pursue professional development that includes new learning about technical and tactical information and appropriate training for Yellow Pro stages where strength and stamina should be emphasized.
- Encourage decision-making and self-responsibility for aspects of tennis training and competition.
The mission of athletes
- Be well-prepared for training and competition including well-organized, rested, hydrated.
- Become increasingly more responsible for own preparation.
- Discuss goals and aspirations with your coach and parents.
- Love training, playing and competing.
- Participate in a complementary sport that is enjoyable.
- Be an ambassador of TennisAsia and the sport of tennis while in Hong Kong and abroad.
The mission of parents
- Be supportive of the child-player by ensuring that he/she loves tennis as the pressure to perform increases.
- Provide guidance but listen to the child to ensure that training and competing is enjoyable.
- Discuss your child’s goals and aspirations with your child but recognize that increased pressure from the parent may result in decreasing motivation to play.
- Understand the TennisAsia Personal and Player Development Pathway that outlines how your child can progress in the sport.
- Encourage children to become responsible for their preparation for tennis.
- Reinforce values such as hard work, personal excellence and sacrifice as they are necessary to be successful.
- Support your child’s decision if he/she wants to switch to recreational tennis.
- Ensure that schoolwork is attended to and that the child is given other normal childhood responsibilities.