NFHS Offering New Online Course Coaching Tennis
The evolution of online courses just got better this week.
From biodiversity, to sales, to IT-related matters, to bow hunting, and to classical music, the game has stepped up literally, with the newest online course entitled “Coaching Tennis,” which, as the name suggests, is all about learning how to better train tennis players and enthusiasts.
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), in collaboration with United States Tennis Association (USTA) have finally launched the much waited “Coaching Tennis” course through NFHS Learning Center.
A quick look at the statistics reveals that tennis ranks eighth among the most popular sports for boys in the high school level, while it ranks seventh among the girls, with 157,240 and 182,876 participants, respectively—based on an NFHS Athletics Participation Survey made in 2014 to 2015.
NFHS Learning Center has been previously known for two successful courses that it has initiated including Fundamentals of Coaching and First Aid for Coaches both established in 2007 through the efforts of NFHS Coach Education Program.
“Coaching Tennis” is an online course that has sprung out of the collaboration between NFHS and USTA in the past three years.
Four million courses since 2007 has been built since then.
Today, NFHS Learning Center holds an offering of 42 online courses, 18 of which are totally free of access to a wide variety of individuals including students, musical enthusiasts, teachers and even the sporty geeks.
With such, there is no question of the importance tennis holds among the students in hundreds of universities.
The online course, to elaborate, tackles different philosophies and techniques on coaching tennis, while making the coaches learn and understand more how to manage their own teams.
They are already working with USTA, the course is said to utilize also the readily available USTA’s teaching philosophy.
Hopefully, the course will serve as a great foundation to coaches to come up and develop their very own coaching styles and techniques individually, which in total, will lead to further success in the said sport.
“Coaching Tennis” will cover a variety of activities including those in relation to tactics and positioning, play techniques, warm-up and cool down, and further knowledge on both competition and match play.
Other sessions of the online course also demonstrate static and dynamic stretches, player roles and responsibilities as well as real-play drills.
Clearly, the course mimics real-life tennis plays and is inclusive of bonus resources like fun and interactive games that will hopefully bring out collaboration and unity among players and teams.
According to Glenn Arrington, the acting director of USTA High School Tennis, the online course is one of their essential ways in providing educational opportunities to make the best out of the high school tennis coaches.
With their collaboration with NFHS, this online course brings a positive impact to the sport and that the coaches are further enhanced with what they already have and know.
This is also of great advantage for them to be more capable of hosting events related to this highly-popular sport in the country.