14 Turkmen coaches were awarded the ITF Level 1 international tennis classification, which allows them to coach beginner and intermediate level players. The corresponding certificates were received following the results of the seminar held in the Olympic village of Ashgabat under the auspices of the International Tennis Federation (ITF), the website "Turkmenistan: Golden Age" reports.
The 14-day training course was led by ITF expert from Poland, Piotr Uneziski. The program included theoretical and practical exams, as a result of which the coaches who successfully passed the test were awarded ITF Level 1 certificates.
The Tennis Federation of Turkmenistan, which last year was headed by the master of sports, the winner of the Davis Cup of the IV group of the Asia and Oceania zone, the winner of many international and national tournaments, a member of the international working group under the ITF President for the provision of the Davis Cup and the Billie Ging King Cup, Eziz Dovletov, pays great attention to the education of coaches, the professional growth of their skills.
So, today in Turkmenistan more than 40 certified coaches who have completed the ITF Play Tennis introductory course work with children and novice players, and the number of mentors with ITF Level 1 certificates has already increased to 18 people.