‘Opportunity of a lifetime’

Tuesday October 08, 2019 Written by Published in Other Sports
Tennis coach Malcolm Kajer with children who are part of his coaching programme. 19100724 Tennis coach Malcolm Kajer with children who are part of his coaching programme. 19100724

Tennis Cook Islands head coach Malcolm Kajer will have an opportunity to rub shoulders with some renowned mentors at the 2019 ITF Worldwide Coaches Conference.

 

The internationally renowned coaching conference which will be held in Bangkok from October 25 to 27 will be attended by coaches and experts from over 90 different countries worldwide. It is the showpiece of the International Tennis Federation’s Coach Education Programme.

Kajer is elated to participate in the conference and learn from the “masters of the game”.

“This is an opportunity of a lifetime. This conference is attended by all top coaches around the world and I’m looking forward to sharing my story and learning a lot from them,” Kajer said.

He had been to three other similar conferences but said every year, there was something new to look forward to and learn.

This year’s conference will feature keynote presentations from former Grand Slam champions Mary Pierce and Mark Woodforde and Davis Cup-winning captain Emilio Sanchez-Vicario.

Kajer looks up to Sanchez-Vicario and is looking forward to meeting the renowned Spanish coach.

At home, Kajer is busy running the school holiday programme which started yesterday at the National Tennis Courts in Nikao.

The programme which will run until Friday features children aged four to 12 years.

Kajer said he was expecting about 50 children to attend the coaching programme.

“An intense programme will be held for our elite junior programme from 3pm to 6pm until Wednesday. This will include technical, physical and mental aspects of the game.”

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