Coaching webinars

During these times of lockdown, this is a unique opportunity for coaches to invest time in their learning and come back even stronger to help grow tennis in Britain. The LTA therefore want to open up a series of webinars with UK-based and International experts for all Accredited coaches to engage with. Listen-in live and post your questions in the comments section of the platform to add to the conversation.

The schedule of online events is shown below, with booking links becoming live in the week leading up to each session. We will be confirming more speakers and dates in the coming weeks, so please continue to check back to book your place.

Date Time Guest Detail Booking Link
Wednesday 3 November 09:30 - 10:30 Merlin Van De Braam

Join us as Head of Coach Development and Support, Merlin Van De Braam, presents on 'Facilitating mental skills in young teenage players: 5 key tips for on- and off-court'.

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Wednesday 6 October  09:30 - 10:30 Mark Bullock

Mark Bullock is LTA National Development Coach of the Year, former ITF Wheelchair Tennis Manager & Development Officer and former National Wheelchair Tennis Coach. He is currently an Inclusive Sports Development Advisor working with a wide range of sports and partners.

Wednesday 1 September 12:00 - 13:30 Matt James Join Matt James (NTC Base Coach) and Nick Weal as they discuss Matt's Coaching journey and his experiences including his time at Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympic games. Closed
Wednesday 7 July 09:30 - 10:30 Ian Pearson-Brown Ian is the LTA Durham and Cleveland development coach of the year 2020 and Founder of Pride in Tennis, an LGBTQI+ inclusive support network for all coaches, players, officials and fans in Britain. As a member of the LTA's IDEA steering group and a United as One ambassador for Newcastle United FC. Ian is committed to helping people at every level of sport to break down barriers and stigmas which can prevent LGBTQI+ athletes from competing in sport as their authentic selves.  Closed
Wednesday 5 April 09:30 - 10:30 Keith Reynolds Join master coach Keith Reynolds on the subject of 'The tennis coaches journey'. Exploring the experience of a top level coach when developing their own beliefs and coaching philosophies. Specifically discussing the privilege of helping others develop tennis match skills and how these transfer into enhanced life skills. Closed
Wednesday 7 April 09:30 - 10:30 Merlin Van De Braam This webinar will take coaches through the LTA’s coach development and support strategy for grass-roots coach development.  Closed
Wednesday 3 March  09:30 - 10:30 Ruben Neyens Ruben will be presenting on 'The Golden Circle of Physical Development'. In this presentation Ruben will bridge the gap between science (Why & How) and the practice court (What), using U14 players as focus group. Closed
Wednesday 6 January 09:30 - 10:30 Julie Blackwood Julie Blackwood is a HCPC Registered and BPS Chartered sport psychologist working extensively within tennis. She supports coaches, players and parents across a full range of levels including the LTA Wheelchair National Age Group Programme and GB University team. Outside of tennis, Julie is the Academy Psychologist at Surrey County Cricket Club. Closed
Wednesday 2 December 09:15 - 10:45 Esteban Carril & Julien Picot Esteban has previously coached Roberto Bautista-Agut, Jo Konta and is currently coaching Katie Swan. Julien has worked extensively on the WTA Tour, coached Jo Konta before Esteban and is now supporting Esteban in his work with Katie Swan.  Closed
Wednesday 4 November 09:30 - 10:30 Allistair McCaw Allistair McCaw is an internationally recognised leader in the field of athlete development and performance. With over 25 years’ experience, Allistair has trained a number of world class athletes including over 11 Grand Slam Champions and multiple professional sports teams and Fortune 500 companies. Closed
Wednesday 7 October 09.15 - 10.45 Toni Nadal with Joan Bosch Toni is best known for his work coaching his nephew, Rafael Nadal and is one of the most successful coaches in tennis history. Joan is one of the head coaches at the Rafa Nadal Academy and former coach to Carlos Moya. Closed
Wednesday 2 September 09:30 - 10:30 Kenneth Bastiaens International U12 tennis & cross-sport skill development specialist and the founder of Coach2Competence and creator of Multi SkillZ. Kenneth has recently been supporting the LTA to develop the new LTA Youth programme.  Closed
Friday 19 June 09:30 - 10:30 Judy Murray Former Fed Cup Captain, Miss Hits creator and mother to Grand-slam winning sons Jamie and Andy Closed
Friday 12 June 14:00 - 15:00 David Martins Former ATP player, Level 4 senior club coach and London business consultant. Now the Director of the Tennis Business Academy, presenting on how to capture the current interest in tennis and grow your programme by 200+ NEW players Closed
Friday 5 June 14:00 - 15:00 Louis Cayer LTA Senior Performance Advisor, Davis Cup Coach and Doubles Lead Coach Closed
Monday 1 June 14:00 - 15:30 Amanda Twigg, Shane Deacon, Justin Sherring, and David Kirby Under 10 Performance Coaching Discussion  Closed
Friday 29 May 14:00 - 15:00 Lucie Ahl & Kate Warne Holland

Lucie currently coaches at JTC and Kate is a LTA National Coach & Age Group Captain

Friday 22 May 14:00 - 15:00 Jacco Eltingh

Former Doubles World No. 1 and currently the Technical Director of the Dutch Federation

Friday 15 May 14:00 - 15:00 Leon Smith

LTA Head of Men's Tennis and GB Davis Cup Team Captain


 *Please note, booking closes at 23:59 the night before afternoon webinars and at 23:59 two nights before morning webinars.