02 Oct 2012

Sun City plays host to Regional Conference

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Gabriel Jaramillo giving an on-court presentation

The 8th ITF Southern African Regional Coaches Conference by BNP Paribas was hosted by Tennis South Africa at the spectacular Sun City Resort in the North West Province from 20 - 23 September.  Coaches from all over Africa came together to further and share their knowledge.  The Conference was opened with a presentation by Frank Couraud, reporting on the activities of the ITF Development Department for 2011 and 2012.

Speakers for this Conference included Gabriel Jaramillo (USA), Bernard Pestre (FRA), Miguel Crespo (ITF), Frank Couraud (ITF), Jeff Coetzee (RSA), Andre de Beer (RSA), Kirsty Querl (RSA) and Dermot Sweeney (ITF). The presentations included various topics that gave the coaches some food for thought.   

The Conference, which also received support from Olympic Solidarity and Topspin, came to an end on the evening of 23rd September with a ‘Beach Style’ closing dinner at the Water-world Park of the Sun City resort.  Miguel Crespo (ITF) was the Master of Ceremonies for the handing over of gifts to the speakers.  He also gave a special thank you to Leon Freimond of Tennis South Africa for all his organisational efforts.  Miguel concluded the proceedings by thanking everyone for their work during the week and remarking that it was the best conference he had ever attended.