‘We operate a growing tennis coaching business here in Hamilton, New Zealand. We specialize in ‘grassroots’ tennis for children aged from 5 years old and have been thrilled at being able to offer this value-added service to students at our Club and various school venues. This fantastic tool has enabled us to track our student’s progress with greater accuracy and encourages healthy competition in a fun and encouraging environment.
It also means that we are able to offer class spaces with students of similar abilities and ITN. Parents have also been very enthusiastic and take a keen interest in their child’s development and ITN Assessment days.
Our students get very excited about being able to see their name on the website, compare their results with fellow students and track their own progress charts.
The ITN has also been invaluable for the planning of our adult and junior tournaments. Based around the ITN number, we can plan tournaments for the different levels of players and offer well-planned and structured events.
We would definitely recommend the implementation of the ITN to any Club or coaching venue.”
Director of Tennis – Southern Pacific Tennis
St Peter’s Tennis Club, Waikato Diocesan School, Hamilton Boys High School, St Paul’s Collegiate School
Hamilton, New Zealand
Hello, my name is Stefan Duesing and I'm the Tennis Director at the American Club in Singapore.
I work along side 7 tennis coaches and work with around 300 kids, 50 men and 100 ladies of all ages and different skill levels each week. We implemented the ITN around 12 month ago in order to help people to understand what service to sign up for as we have a large amount of different programs and clinics.
We also have an arrangement with the AWA (American Women's Association) to rate all their players prior to their tournament season. After completing an ITN On Court Assessment the players can easily sign up for a correct program at their own playing level.
In my opinion the ITN has proved to be an excellent tool as it adds credibility to our tennis coaching business as it looks very professional when the court is all set up with the ITN On Court Assessment Kit.
We enter the ITN score to the computer and then print out each players ITN certificate and either hand deliver and email the certificate to each player.
We have at least one tournament every month and we label each event using the ITN so that players know which event to enter.
Tennis Director at the American Club in Singapore.
"I just completed my first ITN Clinic at Pambula Tennis Courts and entered the results in to the database.
I have received a very positive response from the players, parents and coaches using the ITN rating as a means to assess the standard of the young players and where they can improve".
"The Development Squad at Flinders Tennis Club were really exited to get their first ITN assessment and number and some of the parents were just as excited. The squad wanted to do the test again at the next coaching session.
The best part seems to be that it is on the website. Living in a remote town in Outback Australia, players feel isolated when comparing their standard against their peers. They meet and play the same people all the time, and it is not easy to get to the bigger tournaments. The comparison graphs make it easy to see where a player fits into the national and global scene and that helps to build confidence for players, parents and the coaches. The International Tennis Number provides me with a useful tool for setting measurable goals, and developing drills to help the players progress." Peter Duncan
Level 2 Coach ATPCA
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"I offer the ITN as extra
activities for the students to participate in. I especially encourage my private
students to do this to assist in our aims/guidelines for the following term. It
provides great motivation for students to work on particular areas that they are
weak in and a great affirmation for areas they are good at. Great for kids using
tennis as part of their Duke of Ed Scheme - pre and post coaching testing".
Fairlie Lamond - Supergrasse TC Warrnambool
"I think it's about time we have finally got a rating
system developed that is recognised by all the coaches, players and parents. This
will be a fantastic way for children to be able to set tennis specific goals and
try to achieve them through their lessons". Monica
Martinez - Avondale Heights Tennis Club, St Fidelis Tennis Club, Glencairn Tennis
Club, Box Hill Senior Secondary College, Airport West Tennis Club.
"I think this website is an excellent tool for every coach to help their players to track their development and improvement in tennis. It's based on you not the opponent!" Teemu Purho - Tennis Finland.
"The response to the ITN has been very positive.We have completed quite
a few tests now and are really seeing the benefit of the charts and comparisons
on the website. It has added a new dimension to our coaching, along with the palm
pilot stats the ITN and regular coaching classes we believe we are a step above
the rest". The "In Search Of Excellence" Team Red
Hill TC - Scott McLean, Reece Driscoll & Chris Dickson
"It's a great tool that should be introduced into all tennis clubs and I will certainly be using it with all of my coaching pupils in the future." Brad Hasler, Head Coach, Mayfield Park Tennis Club.
"The ITN system is a great way for players wishing to highlight their strengths and weaknesses and provides excellent motivation for them to improve on previous test results." Tamara Jungwirth, Carlton Gardens Tennis Club
109 Nations with registered ITN On Court Assessors.
Saint Kitts And Nevis
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
Coaches at an ITN On Court Assessment workshop in Shanghai China
Coaches at an ITN On Court Assessment workshop in Singapore
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