The NTA 11+ academy programme is a new service that our performance programme is offering in Norfolk. We are delivering 3 squads a week and focus tiered squads for players who have been selected to be on the academy programme. We deliver this academy programme out of two venues:
- City of Norwich School
- Sportspark UEA
We support players who are regularly compete in county, regional and national stage events. We have limited spaces with the maximum capacity being 10 players. We offer up to 6 hours a week of performance squads to maximise each players development and work on specific tactical scenarios where each performer is will be tested physically and mentally in each session.
Our coaching team is made up of Nicky Crawley, Alex Watkinson and Ben Collingwood. Each coach is specifically trained to work with competition based players and want to develop their performance in tennis. The coaches all understand the demands of competitive tennis and are there to support both parents and players holistically in their tennis journey.
We have regular visits from the LTA performance team as well as guest coaching appearances from current professional players to show the academy players the tennis journey and be able to ask questions to players who currently compete on the national/ international stages.
We are always looking to strive to be the best performance programme we can be and offer a structure that enables each player to thrive and develop not only as tennis players but as young people. Our philosophy is based around the content of “person first, player second” as we know that if we can motivate and encourage each individual as everybody works in different ways to be the best version of themselves we will create a high performance training environment.
The package we offer for the U12 academy is slightly different from the current weekly programmes. As we are in a transition stage between Green U10 and U11 age groups where players’ programmes will be more individualised and start becoming more sports specific with a focus on tennis being their main competitive sport whilst still participating in others to aid their athletic development.
If you would like more information or would like to apply for a player position for the 2023/2024, please email us: Ben@nationaltennis.org.uk