Tennikoit GB has unveiled the country’s first Tennikoit Test Region (TTR) as the national governing body looks to boost participation and open up pathways to Team GB representation.
The launch of the West Midlands TTR will see schools and community clubs helped to start and grow teams and encourage more people to take up the sport. The school club program will also see Tennikoit GB working with teachers to help them deliver fun and engaging sessions.
Meanwhile, a coach development program will inspire the country’s first generation of specialist tennikoit coaches. A new coaching pathway has been put in place to help improve the quality of coaching across the region and to properly support players.
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Speaking about the launch of the TTR, Tennikoit GB Chair Dave Scotford said: “With the world championships coming up in 2023, we want to inspire the next generation of players and coaches. The next generation are the backbone of Team GB’s future success.
“The TTR is a huge project. It’s all about inspiring more people to get involved with tennikoit and to enjoy the sport. We’ll be putting a lot of work in across the region across lots of different projects. Some of those will be about participation but upskilling coaches and volunteers is really important too.
“The launch of the Tennikoit Test Region isn’t about ignoring the rest of the country. It’s about being able to try out new things in a specific area before those things go national. We can learn lessons from the TTR and put that learning into play across Britain.”
The TTR officially launches in September 2021 and will run for five years.