The Level 2 Coaches course held from 1 to 12 September at the National Tennis School under the guidance of the international expert, Piotr Unierzyski from Poland, included 14 coaches who wished to improve their level of qualification. The coaches, who were from Chisinau and also from the other regions of the Republic of Moldova, were selected to participate in the course by the Moldova Tennis Federation (MTF) according to the conditions provided by the ITF.
For the first time the course was organized with financial and organizational support of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Moldova through the Olympic Solidarity programme.
All the coaches received certificates of attendance from the ITF and from Olympic Solidarity but only those 11 who successfully passed the exams have received their Level 2 certificate from Moldova Tennis Federation and will be able on their national license, to claim the higher category since Level 1 and Level 2 degrees are one of the criteria of the coaches’ licensing done by the MTF in the Republic of Moldova.
The closing ceremony of the course was attended by members of the executive committee of the National Olympic Committee, the Olympic Champion, Larisa Popova, Piotr Unierzyski, the president of the Moldova Tennis Federation, Marina Tauber, as well as Vice Presidents of the MTF, Vladimir Garstea and Valeriu Helbet and Semichin Egor, who is responsible for the MTF Coach Education programme.
Marina Tauber commented, “Every year I see the interest of the coaches for education is growing. Between the candidates for the courses and seminars there are many experienced coaches but more and more young coaches are very enthusiastic in their work as well as very open to the new coaching ideas. This factor motivates us a lot as a Federation to continue the development of the coach education system in our country and we hope to raise a new generation of coaches who will be a good support for the existing coaches as well as for Moldovan tennis in the future.”