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Australian tennis graduate pro course set

THE Australian Tennis Professional Coaches Association will hold a five-day training course for Filipino tennis coaches next month aimed at further improving the level of teaching and at the same time boost the sport here.

Presented by MCTA (Macs Crankit Tennis Academy of Australia) coach Patricia Concon-Puzon, the ATPCA Graduate Pro course is designed to educate and develop participants to a standard where they are able to professionally coach junior and adult groups from beginner to intermediate standard.

“The Philippines deserves the best. The ATPCA is a tool for all the aspirants to learn and be confident,” said Concon-Puzon, a former mainstay of the Philippine team and member of the ATPCA with a Master Pro Level 3 title. “We want to give back to our individual students all our knowledge and graduates will all be part of the world’s Orange Coach where they can keep contact with all coaches on all levels in the ATPCA.” 

The course, set Nov. 3-7 at the Orchard Golf and Country Club in Dasmariñas, Cavite, serves as a practical “hands on” qualification course for a new, trainee or developing tennis coach. It covers coaching competencies such as, delivering group lesson training drills, activities and games for maximum participation, along with stroke fundamentals, including grips, ball feeding methods and effective communication.

Backers of the event are the Palawan Pawnshop Palawan Express Pera Pada, the MCTA, the ATPCA, Slazenger, ACell and the Orchard GCC.

“This marks the first time that such a program is held here where coaching jobs from the ATPCA also awaits the graduates,” said director Bobby Mangunay.

Listup is ongoing. For details, call Mangunay at (+63) 9154046464 or coach Regina Santiago at (+63) 9175515503 or email or visit

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