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RacketEdge Conference

 

2020

 

 

 

 

About the conference

"Movement Matters"

 

The third Racketedge Conference will have a focus on movement qualities with junior tennis athletes and how this can help improve performance and reduce injury risk. Other areas of focus will be around growth and maturation and monitoring training loads of players. This is a great opportunity for tennis coaches, strength and conditioning coaches and parents to learn more about how to implement effective strategies to help young tennis players. Tennis Coaches  will receive 6 CPD LTA points for attending. 

 

The conference will provide delegates with an insight into:

 

Methods to develop physical literacy.

 

Enhance performance on the court through resistance and movement methods.

 

Reduce injury risk.

 

Ways in which to monitor and manage growth and maturation.

 

Considering methods in which to monitor training volume.

 

Provide discussion on what entails a supportive environment for mental and physical well being.

 

The day will be a combination of on and off court workshops with group discussions and time to network with fellow professionals. 

 

Saturday 23rd May 2020

Bolton Arena,

Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6LB

 

Nearest Transport Links

Nearest Airport: Manchester Airport

Nearest Train Station: Horwich Parkway

 

Manchester Airport is approximately 45-60 minutes away by road or train from Bolton Arena. 

 

Recommended Accommodation

Premier Inn Bolton Arena

Whites Bolton Stadium Hotel 

 

Both hotels are directly across from the arena and within 5 minutes from Horwich Parkway Station 

 

 

£95.00

The first 10 tickets purchased will be at this reduced rate plus receive a free copy of the 2019 Conference video. Only available until Feb 29th.

Super Early Bird

£105.00

The next 10 tickets will be priced with a special discount until March 22nd.

Early Bird

£125.00

Standard price up until the day of the conference.

Standard Price

About the Speakers

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Simon Brundish MSc. CSCS. ASCC has 23 years of experience in Sport Science and S&C. Working with professional and amateur athletes in basketball, football, cricket, tennis and athletics he currently owns StrengthLabLtd. This includes the Superheroes program which is a fundamental movement skill scheme of work that can be delivered to young people. 

Simon alongside Howard Green will be introducing a tennis-specific fitness programme to be delivered by tennis coaches. Targeting players under-12, the programme uses the SMASH curriculum, which includes Strength, Movement, Agility, Stability and Honing Skills. The session will cover the programme philosophies and its underpinning science, as well as practical experience of the fundamental movement patterns and skills that support on-court movement.

Simon Brundish

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He is an accredited S&C coach with the UKSCA, a Certified Tennis Performance Specialist with the iTPA and has a First-Class Hons degree in Sports Coaching. Howard has been the Head of Strength & Conditioning at USN Bolton Arena for over 9 years. 

 

Howard has experience of preparing internationally competing Professional and Junior players at WTA, ATP, ITF and Tennis Europe levels, most notably working with two world number one athletes Ana Ivanovic and Laura Massaro (squash).

Prior to coaching, Howard spent 6 years in the Royal Marines Commandos, serving in Iraq and Afghanistan

 

Howard alongside Simon Brundish will be introducing a tennis-specific fitness programme to be delivered by tennis coaches. Targeting players under-12, the programme uses the SMASH curriculum, which includes Strength, Movement, Agility, Stability and Honing Skills. The session will cover the programme philosophies and its underpinning science, as well as practical experience of the fundamental movement patterns and skills that support on-court movement.

Howard Green

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Jonny is a strength and conditioning coach at Bolton Arena previously working alongside Claudio Pistolesi, physically preparing players for the ITF, ATP and WTA Tour. 

Academically he has an MSc in Sport and Exercise Science from Sheffield Hallam University, is certified with the NSCA and is a Master Tennis Performance Specialist from the iTPA.. Jonny has spoken at a number of conferences and courses across the world.

Jonny will be presenting on monitoring and managing training load with junior tennis players alongside Jozef Baker.

Jonny Fraser

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Jozef studied at Northumbria University completing a BSc Applied Sport & Exercise Science before going on to work for Al Ahli FC (UAE) and El Jaish SC (QAT) in Sports Scientist roles. Currently he works for Catapult Sports a wearable technology, athlete management system and data analysis company. Jozef  currently is driving tennis monitoring projects. 

Jozef alongside  Jonny Fraser will be presenting on monitoring and managing training load with junior tennis players.

Jozef Baker

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Matt is the National Age Groups S&C Coach at the LTA. Prior to this he spent 4 seasons working as Academy S&C coach at Southampton FC. He holds a MSc in Paediatric Exercise & Health from the University of Exeter & is a UKSCA accredited S&C coach.

 

Matt will be presenting on ‘Growth, maturation & the tennis journey’.  He will be discussing how growth & maturation can impact what we see both on & off court; investigating how this could positively inform your coaching practice.

Matt Depledge

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Ollie joined Dukes Meadows as Head of Strength and Conditioning in May 2018 following a two-year full-time role with WTA professional player Elina Svitolina who in this time reached a career high of the 3rd ranked player in the world. Previous to this he was assistant head of Strength and conditioning at Sutton Tennis academy from 2015-16.

 

The session will contain both in-depth theory and practical application. Alastair will give an overview of his high-performance annual planning, including where and when the physical components fit into this. Ollie will introduce his ‘gamespeed’ approach to developing tennis athletes. Together, they will show how to deliver these elements, to create a fully integrated approach.

Ollie Fawls

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Alastair has moved to Dukes Meadows from Bromley Tennis Centre where he was the Head of Performance for 7 years. He is widely respected in British tennis as one of the country’s leading performance coaches.

 

He has been responsible for the development of a top level performance program which gained HPC and LTA grant funded status producing countless winners at national and international level.

The session will contain both in-depth theory and practical application. Alastair will give an overview of his high-performance annual planning, including where and when the physical components fit into this. Ollie will introduce his ‘gamespeed’ approach to developing tennis athletes. Together, they will show how to deliver these elements, to create a fully integrated approach.

Alastair Filmer

My Parent and Coach Journey with Judy Murray

“From under 10 to top 10” the lessons learned along the way at the various stages of development. This is an off-court presentation and is not part of the conference schedule.

Friday 22nd May 2020

 

Bolton Arena

 

18:00-19:15

Judy Murray Skills Before Drills and a Games Based Approach

Judy will also be presenting twice at the Racketedge Conference  on Saturday 23rd May 2020

 

“Skills before Drills” - skill-building exercises using different pieces of equipment.

“A games-based approach”  - team games for big numbers. 

Testimonials from our last conference

Josh Crossley, Tennis Coach

"RacketEdge managed to organise some fantastic speakers which had both practical/theory elements to them. Each speaker had a purpose and an aim for the coaches to takeaway and it was great being able to go back through my notes and reflect on how these aims can be implemented into my own coaching/team. 

 

I would definitely recommend this to other tennis/strength and conditioning coaches looking to further there knowledge in a variety of fields and be able to interact with other coaches from all over the country".

''The RacketEdge Conference was an excellent combination of both presentations and practical sessions from experts in the field. The diverse knowledge shared by the practitioners presenting enabled me to take home ideas which will help me grow as a practitioner.

There was a common theme around practitioner development and self reflection and I am sure every delegate went home and reflected on their current practice. It was exciting that so many ideas were shared and discussed and I am certainly looking forward to the next conference".

Hannah Pitt, S&C Coach