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OTA to conduct course for beginner coaches

The Oman Tennis Association (OTA), in coordination with the International Tennis Federation (ITF), will organise a course for beginner coaches from November 13 to 16 at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex.

The course will be under the supervision of Oman's international trainer Siddiq al Hashimi and assisted by Suleiman al Rawahi, assistant coach of Oman tennis team.

The course activities will be held at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, with the participation of 18 participants from the Sultanate of Oman, coming from military and government agencies, some clubs and the School Sports Federation.

The training course, which the OTA used to hold on a regular basis, aims to qualify training staff for the development of the game.

Chief instructor Siddiq al Hashimi thanked the Omani Tennis Federation for organising the course.

"These courses had produced a number of national cadres, who have made good contributions to the development of the game in Oman. This course is to expand its scope to include a number of governmental and military agencies as well as clubs in order to spread the game further. The OTA has strived over the past years to spread the game across clubs, and those clubs need training competencies to supervise the training of players and such training courses greatly boost the game."

Al Hashimi indicated that the training course includes 32 hours for four days and a number of events and programmes, which will be theoretical as well as practical lectures at the tennis courts at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Bausher, with the distribution of participation certificates for those who pass the exams and the course in general.

The course includes a simplified introduction to tennis, its rules, tennis court measurements, tools, how to work with novice players under 10 years old, knowledge of the basic technique and tactics of tennis, how to organise simple competitions, and how to use the correct equipment, according to the sizes of the courses, taking into account their ages.

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