Coaches' Conference | Tennis in Britain

2017 LTA National Coaches' Conference

The National Conference is a 2 day event held the weekend before Wimbledon on the 1st & 2nd July 2017, at the National Tennis Centre, Roehampton.

The theme this year is “A player-centred approach to coaching”. Upskilling coaches to work with players as individuals, and optimising how they work across all performance factors and genders is a key outcome for the event.

It is a great opportunity for all levels of coaches to learn from some of the world’s best and to take the latest coaching nuggets back to their programmes, whilst networking and sharing some great ideas with fellow coaches.

The 2016 National Coach Conference was a sell-out event, which welcomed exceptional international presentations from Mats Merkel (talent identification for Adidas), Allistair McCaw (internationally recognised leader in the field of athletic performance), Leon Smith (Aegon GB Davis Cup Captain), Kenneth Bastiaens (director of Coach2Competence – aimed at developing athletic foundations for aspiring young athletes), and many more.

This year will promise a plethora of industry leading experts which will inspire all coaches, alongside the very popular Expo centre where coaches can experience Coach Educational resources and products whilst also making beneficial contacts.

98% of the 2016 National Coach Conference delegates said they would attend this year's conference based on their experience. So don't be the one to miss out on a fantastic opportunity to extend your knowledge and gain 12 CPD credits too!

2017 Confirmed Conference Speakers

Machar Reid 

Machar will talk about effective coaching and the key differences between ‘cause and effect’ in technical intervention.

Machar is the Innovation Catalyst for Tennis Australia (TA), having previously served as its inaugural Sport Science and Medicine Manager and High Performance Manager. Machar has previously trained multiple top 100 professional players, including high profile talent (Greg Rusedski and Li Na) and has also coached junior Grand Slam winners as part of the ITF’s Junior Touring team, and co-authored the ITF's coaching curriculum. He has obtained a PhD in tennis and ranks among the sport’s most widely published authors, having contributed to 12 books, 20 book chapters and 80+ peer reviewed articles. Machar is an ITF Level 3 Coach.

Louis Cayer 

Louis will present on an integrated approach to training footwork.

Louis has been working with the Aegon GB Davis Cup and GB Fed Cup teams as well as the LTA Coach Development department since 2007. He is a tutor on the Master Performance Coach Qualification and an LTA consultant for high perfornamce. 

Prior to joining the LTA, Louis previously coached and captained the Canadian Davis Cup team for 12 years in addition to developing the Coach Education Program for Tennis Canada. In 2016, Louis worked with Jamie Murray whilst he was on route to becoming the world number one in doubles.