Our main activity revolves around the process of training in field tennis with all the components of sports training (physical training, technical training, tactical training, psychological training, theoretical, and biological training). The complexity of the training process resides in the selection, evaluation, establishment of the objectives and the means of training according to age groups, and the integration in an instruction programme that aims at participating in competitions.
Regarding performance, the reputed specialist in sport psychology, M. Epuran presents the model of the “4 A-s”. The model claims that performance is obtained when the following conditions are achieved:
- acquired training
Throughout this process alongside sports persons and parents, the coach has a paramount role in shaping all the levels of perfecting the human being.
N. Alexe defines the trainer in relation with his trainee as being:
”an attentive and patient refiner of the talent, the artisan, the teacher, the scientist who projects, maintains, remakes and brings forth the value of the performer, carefully and incessantly shifting the precincts of his/her possibilities”.
The trainer is involved in the instructive-educational process in every moment of his/her activity, thus, it is impossible to separate the instructive technical-tactical process from the educational one.
Tennis training within our club occurs in an organised fashion under the careful surveillance of our coaches. The objectives, means, and effort parameters (volume, intensity, complexity) are adapted to each age group and the level of instruction.
According to the objectives of the age group, the percentage of the training components (general or specific physical training, technical preparation, tactical, psychological, and theoretical training) and its parameters (volume, intensity, and complexity) is settled.
The relationship between volume, intensity, and complexity in training is liable to the coach’s artistry, his/her specialised knowledge in tennis, his/her objectives and the stage of the sportspersons.
During the preparation period, the emphasis is laid on the volume, while during the pre-competing period the following order is kept: volume, intensity, complexity. In the competing stage the order goes as follows: intensity, complexity, volume.
In order to benefit from the training and to achieve the set objectives, we place at the disposal of those who enroll in our training programme a good team of specialists with adequate professional qualifications and considerable experience (tennis coaches, fitness trainer, kinetotherapist, psychologist, and doctor).