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International Workshop for Coaches, Supervisors and Parents of Tennis Kids

The Tennis-Workshop will be conducted with simultaneous translation in German and English and is also available through live streaming.

October 28-29, 2023

Basel

About the Workshop
In addition, the participants have the opportunity to view the documents and lectures live via the video platform of Coach  the Coaches, whether on site or via live streaming, and after the workshop for internal training use.

All lectures will be audible in the hall and via live streaming in simultaneous translation in German and in English .
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Carl Maes
former Coach of Kim Clijsters

Presenter-Highlight
The 2-day international workshop addresses tennis coaches, supervisors and parents in children's and youth tennis.  Leading tennis specialists from all over the world pass on their knowledge. A highlight of the event will be Carl Maes from Belgium, who, in addition to many well-known players, also led Kim Clijsters to WTA No. 1.

The Coach the Coaches Workshop is being held for the 4th time and will be held alternately in Vienna and Basel. This year 
it will take place in Basel in cooperation with Swiss Indoors Basel on the final weekend.

 
Speakers
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The
Speakers

International top coaches will

impart training methods, concepts

and their know-how

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Moderator of the panel discussions
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Jürgen Höthker, Germany

Commentator and lecturer in sports-journalism and -management

Jürgen is a commentator for Tennis / Handball / Biatholon and Ice Hockey on Eurosport. From 1996 - 2003 he was responsible for tennis.
In addition, Jürgen is a lecturer in sports journalism and sports management at the universities of Karlsruhe, Mannheim, Frankfurt, Munich and Salzburg for the master's and study programs.
He was an editor at various trade magazines, as well as a sports editor at various radio and TV stations.
From 2003 - 2007 Jürgen was manager of the Swiss top ten tennis player Patty Schnyder.
He was an active professional handball player at TBV Lemgo, Berliner SV 92 and VfL Gummersbach.
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Tennis is blue
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m
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Espen Foss, Norway

Partner und Geschäftsführer von SRNDPTY A/S

Espen was mainly employed in tennis as a coach from beginners through to competitive and recreational players in Norway, Spain and the United Arab Emirates.
For the past five years he has worked closely with the Norwegian Tennis Association and led the Norwegian Children's Tennis Initiative, now known as Tennis Kids. For Tennis Kids he was responsible for developing the program and training all 500 coaches and activity leaders in Norway.
In the last three years he has trained around 700 coaches and activity leaders worldwide.
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Implicit learning, level red
Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m
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Nina Nittinger, Switzerland

Owner of ninisports and author

Nina, who was a professional player for many years, completed her studies in sports management and sports psychology after her tennis career.

She is an A-trainer in tennis (DTB) and A trainer in fitness (Swiss tennis) and currently looks after performance-oriented young people and professionals both on the court and in the physical and mental areas.

She has already published several books on kids tennis, mental and fitness training and appears as a speaker at national and international congresses.
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Implicit learning, level red
Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m
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Martin Golser, Switzerland

Owner of the Martin Golser tennis school and expert at Swiss Tennis

Since 1986 Martin has been the owner and managing director as well as a tennis teacher at his tennis school Martin Golser in Murten.
He has the training license as a trainer A, J + S / tennis teacher with federale certificate and also works as a speaker for the tennis association.

As an expert at Swiss Tennis, Martin is one of the strategic heads behind the Swiss Tennis concept - Kids Tennis High School - and has been involved in coach training for the national association for many years.
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Psychologically oriented kids tennis training
Saturday, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m
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Ilona Schönmann, Switzerland

Responsible leadership training at Swiss Tennis

In the Swiss Tennis training team, Ilona is responsible for the education of coaches in the areas of kids tennis and junior tennis as well as for the assistant courses.
Ilona Schönmann is a qualified tennis coach and adult educator with a Swiss federal certificate.
In her function, she leads several working groups and trains the approximately 80 course experts in order to keep the program content for the various training areas up to date.
Ilona is also in charge of the very popular diploma training course in Switzerland that is needed to become a specialist in kids tennis.
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Psychologically oriented kids tennis training
Saturday, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m
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Jürg Bühler, Switzerland

Head of Education and Development, Member of the Executive Board at Swiss Tennis

Jürg is head of coach education in Switzerland and also a member of the ITF Coaches Commission.
The senior trainer and tennis coach is in charge of the training/development department since 2014 and has therefore played a part in what is currently very successful Swiss tennis era.
In addition, as a sports psychologist (MSc), he combines his well-founded, professional tennis skills with many years of experience in the sports psychological support of top athletes.
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Athletic training in kids tennis
Saturday, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m
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Bram Beynen, Belgium

Coach und Ausbilder von Tennis Vlaanderen

Bram has a bachelor's degree in gymnastics and biology and a coaching B license as a tennis coach. He is a seasoned Belgian expert in children's tennis, specifically physical conditioning.

He is physical head coach of the child development team (KDT U8-U12) of the Tennis association Vlaanderen (Flemish part of the Belgian Tennis Federation) and is a well-known speaker at international workshops.
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Girls tennis
Saturday, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m
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Petra Russegger, Austria

International High-Performance Junior/Women's Tennis: Coach and Consultant

Petra is a former professional tennis player and was ranked 259th in the WTA World Rankings.
After the end of her career, she completed all state tennis training courses and completed an MBA degree in sports and event management. She was the national coach of the Austrian Tennis Association for eight years. She currently looks after top athletes in youth and women's tennis and young talents from all over the world.
She is the author of specialist articles, a trainer at the BSPA/ÖTV for trainers and a speaker at international trainer congresses of the ITF and Tennis Europe.
Since the end of 2021 she has taken on the role of mentor for female tennis coaches in Austria and has completed the dipl. mental coach training.
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Serve and return in the orange court
Saturday, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m
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Mark Tennant, England

Company Director und Gründer von inspire2coach ltd

Mark is a Founder and Director of inspire2coach, a company which he owns and set up with co-Director Richard Marklow. The company offers coach education in the UK and worldwide and runs more than 30 tennis facilities in the UK. As an LTA Coach Development Centre, i2c has so far certified over 8000 coaches and assistants in the UK. Mark is also responsible for managing the company’s international education programs and projects with tennis federations, and tennis companies and partners around the world, including HVS (Finland), Wadi Degla (Egypt), ETC (Greece) and Trio Consult (Bulgaria).
 Mark is also a Director of Tennis (24/7), a company owned by inspire2coach, which produces digital content and online courses for tennis coaches.
 Mark is a certified LTA Level 5 coach, a qualified Coach Education Tutor and assessor, and an experienced mentor and transformational coach.
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Learning level green
Sunday, 09.00 a.m. - 10.00 a.m
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Piotr Unierzyski, Poland

Director of Coaching, Polish Tennis Association

Piotr is a coach and trainer educator.
After an intense tennis career, he has been working at the Sports University in Poznań for 30 years, but also as a coach with players of all levels; from beginners to professionals. He was also the Polish national coach and ITF touring team coach. He also trained over 2'000 coaches in over 20 different countries.
Piotr has been heavily involved with Tennis10 and the Play&Stay campaign in Poland and internationally since the beginning of the campaign.
Piotr holds a PhD in Sport Science, has written over 100 scientific and methodological publications, 7 books and serves on the editorial boards of several scientific journals.
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From the green to the yellow ball
Sunday, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m
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Tamas Bogyo, Hungary

Tamas has dedicated his life to coaching tennis and runs programs for tennis coaches worldwide.
He is an official spokesman for GPTCA, PTR, USTA and BTCA. Over the last 3 years he has been a speaker at conferences in more than 20 different countries.
In addition, Tamas was the coach of some top 100 WTA and ATP players such as Zsáfia Gubacsi, Rita Kuti Kis or Attila Sávolt.
He was also the Hungarian ITF Elite Team Coach from 2012 to 2015.
In 2018 he was part of Denis Shapovalov's team with his Davis Cup player Peter Nagy throughout the clay season.
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From talent to elite athlete
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m
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Nora Rezzonico, Switzerland

Tennis-Spielerin auf ITF Junior Level

Nora has one dream and one goal - to become as good a tennis player as Belinda Bencic and place herself in the top 10 in the world.
Nora Rezzonico is only 14 years old. She started playing tennis at the age of 4 and was accepted into the Swiss Tennis junior squad this year. Starting this year, she has been playing international ITF tournaments at junior level.
The start of a tennis career requires a lot of training, diligence and perseverance from Nora. It requires a lot of time and money from the parents. 

Nora will be talking with her mother about the challenges (financial, organizational (tournaments, family, etc.) of her first year on the ITF Junior Tour.
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From talent to elite athlete
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m
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Antonio Djakovic, Switzerland

Profi-Schwimmer

Antonio Djakovic was born on October 8th, 2002 and lives in Uster. He grew up in Münchwilen TG. At the sports office in Uster, he completed the sports KV apprenticeship, which he successfully completed last year.

Antonio is the newest star in the Swiss swimming team and is the first Swiss to win two individual medals at a European Championships, at the age of 19 in the 200m and 400m freestyle at the 2022 European Championships in Rome.

At the beginning of this year, Antonio took the step to become a professional swimmer.
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From talent to elite athlete
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m
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Giulia Steingruber, Switzerland

Influenzerin und ehemalige Kunsturnerin

Giulia Steingruber was born on March 24, 1994 in Gossau.
At the age of seven she discovered her great passion, artistic gymnastics. She retired from top-level sport at the age of 27.
With 6 European championship titles, a world championship medal and the Olympic bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Rio, Giulia is the most successful Swiss gymnast of all time and was one of the world's best gymnasts.
Today Giulia is a successful influencer and speaker and co-author of her book "Giulia - her way".
She is publicly committed to promoting female sports and has created a movement concept for young people.
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From talent to elite athlete
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m
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Steve Schennach, Switzerland

Geschäftsführer der Schweizer Sporthilfe

Steve Schennach is Managing Director of the Foundation Schweizer Sporthilfe since spring 2019. As a former board member and sports marketing specialist, it is his job to lead the well-established foundation into the future.
He has been a passionate athlete and a big sports fan since childhood, which has a considerable influence on his way of thinking and his work for Swiss athletes and Swiss sport.
He enjoys his free time with his family and his favorite dog.
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From talent to elite athlete
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m
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Michael Lammer, Switzerland

Head Coach Swiss Tennis

​Michael is 41 years young and is working at Swiss Tennis since September 2015. First in the role of U15 youth manager and since June 2020 as head coach. Previously, he was a professional player on the tour for 13 years and was part of the Swiss winning team of the Davis Cup 2014. He is an A-Trainer Swiss Tennis and federal qualified professional trainer Swiss Olympic. In addition to tennis, Michael has completed his high school diploma and a bachelor's degree in business management. 
His main tasks at Swiss Tennis are (not exhaustive):
  • Leading the national coaching team
  • Responsible for organizing the training operations at the NLZ Biel
  • Responsibility for selections national squad A/B/C
  • Operational implementation of Swiss Tennis’s youth development concept
  • Responsible for awarding wildcards at international tournaments in Switzerland in the U18 and ITF Pro areas
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The transition to competitive sport
Sunday, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m
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Carl Maes, Belgium

Performance Director an der Soto Tennis Academy in der Nähe von Marbella

Carl Maes is best known for coaching the former world No. 1 Kim Clijsters for over a decade.
Carl was Academy Director of the Kim Clijsters Academy for 6 years. The academy trained international junior and professional players from 62 different countries at the academy. Several professional players like Elise Mertens, Sorana Cirstea, Ana Konjuh, Kimmer Coppejans, even Kei Nishikori were under his supervision at the academy. He also led the 2006 Belgium Fed Cup team to the final.
Carl has extensive experience as an Academy Director at Kim Clijsters Academy, Performance Director at the Tenerife Tennis Academy and is now Co-Founder and Performance Director at the Soto Tennis Academy near Marbella.
Program
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Program

October 28, 2023

08.00
Registration
Coffee and Croissants
St. Jakobshalle, IWB Court 1
Eishalle St. Jakob Arena
Coach the Coaches 2023
Coach the Coaches Team
09.45
Greeting
St. Jakobshalle, IWB Court 1
German with simultaneous translation into English
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Kai Gerber
Coach the Coaches
10.00
Tennis is blue
St. Jakobshalle, IWB Court 1
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English with simultaneous translation into German
Espen Foss, Norway
Partner and Managing Director of SRNDPTY A/S
13.30
Psychologically oriented kids tennis training
St. Jakobshalle, IWB Court 1
German with simultaneous translation into English
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Ilona Schönmann, 
Switzerland
Responsible manager training at Swiss Tennis
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Jürg Bühler, Switzerland
Head of training/development, Sports Psychologist (MSc)
12.00
Lunch and Meet & Greet
Eishalle St. Jakob Arena
Coach the Coaches 2023
Participants and Speakers
11.00
Implicit learning in the red level
St. Jakobshalle, IWB Court 1
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Nina Nittinger, Switzerland
Owner of ninisports and author
German with simultaneous translation into English
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Martin Golser, Switzerland
Owner of tennis school Martin Golser and expert at Swiss Tennis
14.30
Athletic training in kids tennis
St. Jakobshalle, IWB Court 1
English with simultaneous translation into German
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Bram Beynen, Belgium
Tennis Vlaanderen
15.30
Break
Eishalle St. Jakob Arena
Coach the Coaches 2023
Participants and Speakers
16.00
Panel Discussion:
girlstennis
Nina Nittingerninisports

Petra Russegger, International High performance junior/women's tennis

Ilona Schoenmann, Swiss tennis

St. Jakobshalle, IWB Court 1
German with simultaneous translation into English
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Moderator:
Jürgen Höthker 
Eurosport
17.00
Serve and return in the orange court
St. Jakobshalle, IWB Court 1
English with simultaneous translation into German
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Mark Tennant, England
Company director and founder of inspire2coach ltd
18.30
Aperitif "Meet & Greet"
Eishalle St. Jakob Arena
Coach the Coaches 2023
Participants and Speakers

October 29, 2023

08.00
Coffee and Croissants
Eishalle St. Jakob Arena
Coach the Coaches 2023
Participants and Speakers
08.45
Introduction 2nd workshop day
St. Jakobshalle, IWB Court 1
German with simultaneous translation into English
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Kai Gerber
Coach the Coaches
09.00
Learning level green
St. Jakobshalle, IWB Court 1
English with simultaneous translation into German
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Piotr Unierzyski, Poland
Director of Coaching, Polish Tennis Association
10.00
From the green to the yellow ball
St. Jakobshalle, IWB Court 1
English with simultaneous translation into German
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Tamas Bogyo, Hungary

Head coach bei Nexon Dunakeszi Tenisz Club

11.00
Break
Eishalle St. Jakob Arena
Coach the Coaches 2023
Participants and Speakers
11.30
Panel Discussion:
From the talent to elite sport
What challenges and burdens will the athletes and parents face? What can associations or foundations do to help the talents financially and mentally?
St. Jakobshalle, IWB Court 1
German with simultaneous translation into English
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Moderator:
Jürgen Höthker

Eurosport
Giulia Steingruber, former professional gymnast

Antonio Djakovic, 20 years old, professional swimmer since 2023

Nora Rezzonico with her mother Marion, 14-year-old tennis talent

Steve Schennach, Managing Director Schweizer Sporthilfe

Michael Lammer, Head Coach Swiss Tennis

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13.00
The transition to competitive sport
St. Jakobshalle, IWB Court 1
English with simultaneous translation into German
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Carl Maes, Belgium

Performance Director at Soto Tennis Academy

14.30
End of the Coach the Coaches Workshop 2023
St. Jakobshalle, IWB Court 1
Coach the Coaches 2023
Participants and Speakers
15.30
Start of the Finals of the Swiss Indoors Basel
St. Jakobshalle,
Center Court
Coach the Coaches 2023
Participants with the Swiss Indoors Ticket Option
Sponsoren
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Sponsors & Partners

Presenting Sponsor

Schnyder Glasworld

Sponsors

Holcim
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Watersaving.com
Sportsevition

Partners

Eptinger
Oxygy
Head
Novotel
Ibis Styles
Ibis Budget
Luxilon
Gasthaus zum Löwen
Halestron Foods
AVL Dolmetscher

Associations

PTR
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Smashing Sun
Padel Bros beider Basel
Deutscher Tennisbund
Suomen Tennisliitto
Northway Tennis Federation
KNLTB
Svenska Tennisförbundet
Dansk Tennis Forbund
Akademia Trenerow
Head
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Host-Partner

Medical-Partner

Swisslos Stadt basel
Rennbahnklinik

Charity-Partner

Sporthilfe
Greenhope

Media-Partner

Tennis Magazin
Smash
Sponsoring Extra
Venue
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The Meeting Place

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Swiss Indoors Basel
St. Jakobshalle Basel

St. Jakobs-Strasse 390
CH-4052 Basel

The workshop takes place in Basel in the St. Jakobshalle during the Swiss Indoors Basel, ATP 500 tournament.
It will be held on IWB Court 1 on the last weekend of October, 28th - 29th, 2023. 

After the workshop, the participants have the opportunity to follow the finals or the final games in doubles and singles with a festive ceremony live in the center court.

Many thanks to the Swiss Indoors Basel for the cooperation and for making this workshop possible at the Swiss Indoors Basel 2023.

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