Optimal Competition Parenting Workshop


Dear Tennis Parent,


We’d like to invite you to attend our new Optimal Competition Parenting Workshop. The aim of this workshop is to provide attendees with the knowledge and skills needed to optimally support their child at tennis competitions. The workshop is designed for tennis parents with children between the ages of 9 and 14 years who have either just started competing or who regularly play in competitions.


The 2.5 hour interactive Parent Workshop has been designed in partnership with Loughborough University to address the specific needs of British Tennis parents. The topics covered during the workshop will include:



  • Engaging in role model behaviours

  • Parents’ roles during tennis competitions

  • Children’s perceptions of optimal parenting behaviour at competitions

  • Supportive vs. pressurising behaviours: What is the difference?

  • Communicating effectively with children before, during and after a match

  • Managing the emotional demands of competition





95% of parents that attended a workshop in 2017 said they either ‘Agreed’ or ‘Strongly Agreed’ that the workshop improved their overall skills as a tennis parent and 99% of parents were ‘Satisfied’ or ‘Very Satisfied’ with the pre-workshop booklet and workshop. Here is what parents have said about the workshop;


“This was an excellent session. I totally loved all of it. What an amazing course which Irecommend to ALL tennis parents…’


“This was an excellent workshop brilliantly delivered by the tutor. The format (combination of slides and interactive group and discussions) worked very well. An excellent initiative….”


The cost of attending a workshop is £10.00. All workshops are run on a non-profit basis and this minimal charge covers the cost of running a workshop to ensure the long term sustainability of the programme. However, for a short term period you have the option of helping us to evaluate the programme and receive a £10 amazon voucher.


Date: 25 April 2019

Time: 18:30 – 20:30

Venue: Tarka Tennis Centre, Devon


Can’t make it on this occasion? New dates and venues are being added all of the time and so please access our course search for alternatives.


*Please note that this workshop will not count for Coach Accreditation Credits or Official Licence Credits.





Places are limited and so we’d recommend booking your place as soon as possible.


We look forward to seeing you and in the meantime, please check out our

Parents in Tennis page on the LTA website for further information and guidance


LTA South & South West Regional Team




Deborah Freeman


County Administrator

Devon Tennis

South Devon Tennis Centre

Ermington Road


PL21 9ES


Tel: 01752 892664


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