Bedfordshire county coaching

2019 Thistleworth Open Event

Part funded through the Bedfordshire LTA and the LTA, we run regular county training for junior players across the County.

We host county training for junior players in the following age groups:

  • 8 & Under
  • 9 & Under
  • 10 & Under
  • 12 & Under
  • 14 & Under
  • 18 & Under

The programme will see the top players in the county come together to train with each other optimising their development. For those who continue to progress, they will achieve county representation in identified team events against other counties.

This opportunity is designed to support home club coaching. Players will train and meet with each other on a regular basis to complement their club/coach programme. The sessions will be high intensity, fun, group based with an overall aim to enable a team ethos and assess the best pairings for future doubles matches in county events. The programme is invitational.

The county coaches and team manager work in unison with coaches around the county to build strong links to develop players into county players.

Bedfordshire Selection Team Process

Players will be selected to represent Bedfordshire on the following criteria for the U8, U9 and U10 teams:

As there are no ranking lists for U8’s, U9’s, U10’s the following criteria will form the basis for selection. The areas below are NOT listed in priority order:

1.  Mini tennis rating

2. Level of involvement within the LTA Performance Pathway 

  • National
  • Regional
  • County

3. Advice from the selection panel (panel consisting of team captains & assistants, team manager and a committee representative) 

4. Results at tournaments/matchplays played over the last 12 months.

5. Commitment

6. Attitude, Reliability & Behaviour of the player & parents

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