Olympic Solidarity Coaches attending the ATP 500 event in Valencia, Spain
The main objective of this programme is to offer coaches access to high-level training outside of their respective countries. These scholarships provide the opportunity for coaches to receive short-term sports specific training, practical experience and theoretical knowledge, normally via an intensive residential course.
Coaches must be nominated by their National Association and approved by their National Olympic Committee. Potential candidates should have passed a Level 2 course or equivalent, and have had practical experience as a coach at national / international level.
Coaches having completed their training will be called upon to pass on their knowledge and generally strengthen the position of tennis within their home country. In certain cases, such coaches will be asked to lead training courses (e.g. technical courses) or to set up a long-term development programme, as they will have acquired the knowledge to do so and also have in-depth experience of the sport in their country.
From 2005 to 2013, Olympic Solidarity have provided Olympic Scholarships for 73 tennis coaches from 51 different countries to undergo between a six-week and a three-month intensive course of high-level training, practical experience and theoretical study in Valencia, Spain.
For more information on participation please visit: www.olympic.org