Tennis Europe recently organized a fourth Solidarity Scheme Training Camp for players aged 14 & Under. The training camp took place from 12 – 16 February at the National Training Centre of the British Lawn Tennis Association.
A total of five countries that are in Development program attended the five day event - 5 boys, 5 girls and 5 coaches from Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Turkey. The training camp was supervised by Tennis Europe expert Goran Shevchenko, hosted by LTA with financial support from Solidarity scheme.
All of the coaches and players engaged in two working sessions per day, focusing on technical, tactical and physical topics, as well as looking at individual needs. Physical training and tennis practice was organized in the mornings, and in the afternoon the players worked on more open situations and match practice. The intensity of the practice was very high and the players enjoyed the program.
Summarising the event, Goran Shevchenko commented; “We had players with high and equal tennis level with great motivation to work hard and the coaches that could perfectly answer on all the tasks. This was a very good chance for the players and their coaches to work in one of the best facilities in Europe, and in an excellent and positive environment to improve, develop their game and to play with/against the best players from the other countries.”