Building A Curriculum

Mike has developed some of the world’s most recognized kids’ tennis curricula. This session will take you through the key considerations and principles for developing your curriculum including basic philosophy, player pathways, developing competencies, principles of child learning and effective lesson planning.


Creating a curriculum is always going to change, modified, involve. It’s a living-breathing document. But I hope to give you a great start with my previous experience

Working effectively with parents in your program means not only balancing expectations but also helping parents to focus on the valuable contributions that they make. The session presents essential strategies and messages for use in your program at the key touchpoints on a player’s journey, helping you to structure and manage the communication process.

The Tennis Wall University Certification Program is designed to take you through, the Tennis Wall University Pro Course. After you have completed the 4 video segments you will be able to schedule your “live” Master Class session with Frits Don and Sven Groeneveld. You will be invited to a 2 hour “live” Master Class webinar where you will be provided with a detailed explanation of the 4 segments in the Pro course. Additionally you will be able to ask questions and tap into the 70 years of professional experience of both Frits and Sven.

Upon completion of the course, you will receive the Tennis Wall University Pro certification.

Liam Smith an experienced ATP coach that has a proven track record coaching and developing elite level players for the last 20 years. He has coached top 10 ATP Player Gael Monfils, a former National Head Coach for Tennis Australia guiding the development of many players including Alex DeMinaur, developed multiple juniors that have won junior grand slam events and been ranked world number 1. Liam has directed several tennis academy programs and has extensive experience coaching multiple top 100 professional players during his career including Radu Albot, Matt Ebden and many more. Liam has an extensive tennis education background including the Tennis Australia High Performance Coach qualification, is a PTR certified professional, a USPTA Elite Professional as well as an accredited ATP Coach member and presently serves on the ATP Coach Committee  He has coached across a broad range of levels and development stages. From 12 year olds competing internationally, National champions and Orange Bowl junior world champions in various age groups, on the ITF junior world tour through to top 10 players competing on the ATP tour and everything in between where he has built up a wide range of knowledge, experience and personal philosophies that he is now sharing.

This is a short video series of 31 tutorial videos combined into 2 parts with content covering numerous aspects of the player development process. With a range of information on the key topics listed and providing insight, ideas, advice and personal philosophies based on experience and a proven track record to help you on your player development journey.

What skills become more essential as we embrace technology and create a more robust program in clubs and academies. Will things change drastically? Or do we just need to be equipped to add more? What tools and platforms are emerging to help us serve our players better?

??? ?????? ?? ??? ????. With every aspect of Tennis and Sport wearing and mask and gloves how can tennis pivot to present competition to all levels of players? From the provision of club-based competition to the tour let’s exchange thoughts and solutions.

Is the tour life for you? And Sven will give you some dos and don’t of tour coaching.

Sven will share his experiences over the past 30 years as a tour coach, private coach and independent contractor.

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