Cultiv8 Tennis Smash Lockdown on Zoom

During this tough period for everyone and the downtime for all tennis players, Cultiv8 Tennis organised 16 Zoom meetings for the Yorkshire Tennis community including, Judy Murray, Kyle Edmund and Jonny Marray.

The programme had 2 aims:

  1. Give everyone an opportunity to learn something
  2. Bring us closer together as a coaching community

The speakers included:

Session 1: Steve McLoughlin – What I learnt as County Performance Officer for Yorkshire

Session 2: Richard Crabtree – Working with high International standard Juniors 10-14 years old

Session 3: Luke Johnson and Calvin Betton – Life on tour from a players and coaches perspective

Session 4: Tom Loughton and Elliot Chang – Developing players to County Training and beyond

Session 5: Paul Jubb and Jonny Carmichael – My journey so far from Hull to Wimbledon. Coaches session.

Session 6: Katie O’Brien – From top 100 to high performance coaching. Coaches session.

Session 7:  Oliver Waugh-Swain – Practical Strength and Conditioning Ideas for your programme

Session 8: Richard Crabtree – Developing players of all standards

Session 9: Naikhta Bains – My journey so far from training in Leeds to being 200 in the world in the WTA rankings

Session 10 – Paul Jubb – My journey so far from Hull to Wimbledon. Players session

Session 11: Judy Murray – My life in tennis. Q&A for coaches

Session 12: Kyle Edmund – Q&A for players, parents and coaches

Session 13: David Felgate – My life in tennis. Q&A for coaches

Session 14:Jonny Marray – Wimbledon champion describes his tennis journey  and transition to coaching. Players and Coaches session.

Session 15: Katie O’Brien – My journey to the top 100 and transition to high performance coaching. Players session

Session 16: Yorkshire coaches get together to review all of the sessions and the key learnings

Feedback from all of the sessions was extremely positive and the engagement from players, coaches, parents and the Yorkshire Tennis community was impressive. The sessions have boosted moral of the Yorkshire Tennis Community in these tough times and kept everyone’s focus on the game we all love.

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