11 Developing Competence/Autonomy and Purpose in Young Tennis Players


Excited to have Nick Jacques talk about:
- Developing a Coaching philosophy introducing the “Thinking CAP”
- Importance of developing receiving skills
- Tactics first teaching tennis not hitting balls
- The elements of a tennis programme that keep kids in the sport.
- Q&A



About Nick
Nick now resides in Auckland, New Zealand. A development coach, who specializes in helping young children on a performance tennis pathway. He has worked in Talent Identification for both the LTA and Wimbledon, and currently works as the Tennis Manager for Tennis Northern where he leads and manages a team of 12 coaches at the Albany Tennis Park, he also seeks and provides funding opportunities for 24 clubs and their local schools in the Northern Region of New Zealand . Nick was previously part of the Tennis NZ coach development team running ITF Level 1 and Level 2 courses. Nick has produced multiple national individual and team champions, where many of these players have entered the top 100 ITF rankings and achieved world ranking points.Nick is the creator of the “Thinking Cap” philosophy which is designed to develop competence/autonomy and purpose for young children