Hi Coaches,

We have now received detailed guidelines for sport from Sport NZ. The guidelines state that “Personal trainers should continue to work from home and use online and video conferencing facilities to deliver their training”. This is obviously not the outcome we were hoping for in regard to coaching but are pleased that some tennis activity can be played under strict conditions. The Tennis NZ team are working on updating the Tennis Activity levels page on so keep an eye out for further developments online and through Facebook.
You’ll all be aware that we move out of Level 4 at 11:59pm on Monday 27 April and we will keep you updated throughout. We hope for a more positive update in relation to how long NZ will be in Level 3 so that coaching can recommence.
Whilst we are disappointed for coaches, it is not our decision to make and we respect the decision that The Ministry of Health has made to protect the community.

Sport NZ is teaming up with some of the top coaches and leaders in coach development from around New Zealand and the world to bring you a webinar series called‘Connecting Coaches’. The series will discuss a range of different topics and give you the chance to ask your own questions.    

The first in the series, ‘Transforming character strengths into productive results’ will be hosted by Andy Rogers (National Sport Development Consultant at Sport NZ) with guest speaker Dr Ralph Pim (a global expert in character and leader development through sport) on Thursday 30 April at 11am (NZST).  

The webinar will help you to understand:    
  • Character strengths and social-emotional skills and why they’re important in developing athletes  
  • What the most important character components are that lead to success and wellbeing  
  • Strategies to convert these into productive behaviors, no matter what the situation is.  

    To register, click here
To be the first to hear about upcoming Connecting Coaches webinars, sign up to the Balance is Better website. On this website you will also find a mix of articles, video interviews and the latest advice for coaches from specialists and trusted sources.  
Again, please look after yourselves, your family and each other in these challenging times and don’t hesitate to get in touch with us should you have any questions.
Nga mihi,

Patrick Landy I Coach Development Manager

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