$100 for PTR Members
$199 for non-PTR members (includes a PTR Affiliate Membership)
February 8, 2020 | 8:30am-5:30pm | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
This course is primarily for tennis teachers and coaches, who will augment their existing PTR Certification with an Adaptive Tennis Certification. This certification will provide instructors with the skills required to teach players with intellectual/physical disabilities, who will reach more closely to their fullest sport potential through sport professional instruction. Upon completion, participants will be qualified to receive coaching certification from Special Olympics as well.
Workshop participants will gain an understanding of behaviors and strategies to improve learning for athletes with intellectual disabilities, an understanding of adapting current tennis instruction to fit the needs of students, complete a General Orientation of Special Olympics and Special Olympics Tennis Levels, concluding with an on-court experience instructing athletes with special needs.
The course is also valuable for beginning tennis instructors with an interest in increasing their skill sets and building their resume.
This hands-on course will be conducted by Nancy Hoekstra, Special Olympics North America, Tennis Development Committee Chairman and Scott Weaver, Special Olympics Senior Manager of Sports, Unified Sports & Sport Education.