The Pre Level 1 certification course for tennis coaches, conducted by the Sri Lanka Tenis Association (SLTA) commeced yesterday and will continue until September 21 at the SLTA premises.
The course was inaugurated at a simple yet distinguished opening ceremony with the participation of Ravi Perera (Vice President and Chairman of the Coaching and Promotion committee), Pradeep Goonesekera (Secretary of the SLTA), Heshani Bogollagama (Member of the Coaching and Promotion committee), Chris Pillai (Course Tutor and Coordinator), G subramaniam and T Pahirathan (Asst Course Coordinators) and Dinith Pathiraja (Director of Coaching and Course Director for the Pre Level 1 course).
This course is the first ever Pre Level 1 course conducted in Sri Lanka and 23 coaches are taking part in this course. The special feature of this course is that it is designed to cater to specific needs of the Sri Lankan coaching fraternity. This course will be a good inetiative for those who are willing to build a career in coaching by taking up coaching as a profession.
Speaking on the Occasion Ravi Perera said 'I hope that all the young coaches taking part in this programme will use this opportunity to gain a certification as well as experience'.