June 17, 2005
Notre Dame men’s tennis coach Bob Bayliss headed to London, England, this week to participate in a High Performance Continuing Education Program, slated for June 17-22. The program, organized by the USA Tennis Coaching Education Department, will be held in conjunction with The Championships Wimbledon, which begin on Monday at The All England Lawn Tennis Club. A total of 15 American coaches who work primarily with junior players will be taking part, with the intent of continuing to work toward the program’s ultimate goal of developing world-class American champions.
Bayliss was selected to participate in the continuing education program out of a pool of applicants of coaches who work with talented and highly-ranked junior players. Its first component will see the coaches take part in the Lawn Tennis Association/British Tennis Coaches Association International Conference, which has “Developing Players in the Teenage Years and Beyond” as its theme, at Bisham Abbey Training Centre this weekend. The program continues concurrently with the first three days of Wimbledon, which will have the coaches focus on match play as it relates to the progressive development of world-class players. Coaches will be involved in lectures, meetings, match analysis and projects that bring to life the progressive development of world-class tennis players. Conference speakers, USTA staff and touring pro coaches will be involved in the program curriculum.
USA Tennis High Performance facilitates the development of world-class American champions by providing promising players with access to the best coaching, competition, training and conditioning. This mission is facilitated through enhanced coaching education programs, top supplemental coaching in men’s and women’s tennis, and junior competition programs on the national and international level. For more information, see highperformance.usta.com.