This is our "MANTRA" at EuroElite Junior Tennis Development Centers and for THE PROJECT!
We are known to give our players coming to EuroElite MENTAL TOUGHNESS AND COMPETITIVE SKILLS WHICH CAN BE APPLIED IMMEDIATELY TO YOUR GAME!... AND ACTUALLY DURING THE CAMPS AND TOURS THEMSELVES!!!
We have no need to comment on technique... this is for the HOME TRAINER to do! Our job is to equip you with practical and sensible ideas that you can learn quickly and effectively use in your matches in the following tournament that TAKES NO TALENT to do... that is why EuroElite has grown over these 15 years to be the LARGEST PRIVATE Junior Tennis Academy for Camps and Tours in Scandinavia!
We select Players and ParentsAFTER our SUMMER CAMPS WHICH ARE MANDATORY IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR PROJECT MEMBERSHIP based on: ATTITUDE, RESPECT FOR OTHERS, FIGHTING SPIRIT, DETERMINATION, DISCIPLINE, DESIRE, WILL POWER and TEAM WORK...NOT FROM RANKINGS WHICH ARE MAN-MADE AND NOT UNDER OUR CONTROL!
From this, I believe that juniors can develop into solid players and human beings which is our Primary Mission! We give players new concepts obtained from study and the extensive travel we do, and bring some great new ideas to our Project Members; things you can use IMMEDIATELY AND THAT TAKE NO TALENT TO DO if you choose to do so!
Finally but MOST IMPORTANT we work on the "WHOLE PERSON", not just the tennis player as tennis is what you do but it is not who you are. We help you to understand this difference and accept yourself as a human first, then a player who has chosen this, the most wonderful sport in the world!
THE PROJECT OFFERS:
TENNIS EUROPE TOURS from ages 11-16 and ITF 18 and UNDER PROJECTS to fit every need. We accept players ages 11-18 in our TE Projects and only a MINIMUM OF 1 TOUR IN 12 MONTHS is Mandatory.
We give you WAYS TO MEET NEW FRIENDS , LEARN AND REVIEW OUR EUROELITE CONCEPTS TO GET THE COMPETITIVE EDGE.. ALL ON an ECONOMICAL BUDGET AND YEAR ROUND TOO!!!
ALL OUR PROJECT PLAYERS ARE COMMITTED TO PLAY IN AT LEAST ONE INTERNATIONAL TOUR EVENT DURING A 12-MONTH PERIOD.
PLAYERS MEET AT EUROELITE CAMPS/EVENTS ABOUT ONCE EVERY 4 MONTHS. WE KEEP THINGS SIMPLE!
PARENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE TO BE SURE PLAYERS ARE SIGNED IN TIME FOR CAMPS AND TOURS. ALSO TO COMMUNICATE WITH EUROELITE MAILS WITHIN 24 HOURS WHEN ASKED FOR ANSWERS. ALSO TO MEET ALL DEADLINES/PAYMENTS ON TIME! WE HAVE TO HAVE "LOW-MAINTENANCE" PARENTS for THIS TO WORK!
OUR METHODOLOGY FOR ALL CAMPS and TOURS!
Understand the game of tennis and its strategical and tactical challenges
Develop with the primary coach, comfortable and biomechanically effecient strokes with breathing, swing speeds and movement leg work... but no technique changes.
Develop the ability of an individual style of play based on personality, strokes, performance and enjoyment!
Develop the ability of solving problems independently
Increase their tolerance to frustration
Increase/maintain their level of self-esteem/confidence throught the achievments made
Face and enjoy the sensation of challenge during competition
Realise their capacity to build independence
Learn via good demonstrations: players primarily learn through watching and imitating
PRACTICALLY SPEAKING THE OUR COACHES CAN FACILITATE THIS PROCESS BY DOING THE FOLLOWING:
Use positive reinforcement (eg. stop the session when the player hits the ball correctly or makes the right decision rather than when the player misses the ball or makes the wrong decision)
Emphasise performance rather than outcome
REWARD EFFORT AND HARD WORK RATHER THAN TALENT
Use guided discovery and effective questioning whenever appropriate
Encourage buddy teaching where appropriate
Build a team atmosphere where players are encouraged to help one another and help each other improve
Build on strengths rather than highlighting weaknesses
SET HIGH STANDARDS/QUALITY AND NEVER SETTLE FOR LESS!
Projects on Offer are AFTER SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A EuroElite Summer Camp: