TIA Cardio Tennis Manager Michele Krause, along with two National Cardio Tennis Speakers Team members, conducted a training workshop for staff and other professionals at the new Montgomery TennisPlex in Boyds, Md., on Sept. 14—the day before the facility had its Grand Opening celebration.
During the opening day ceremonies, Krause and her team delivered Cardio Tennis to consumers of all ability levels in one of the two indoor bubbles; in the other bubble, shorter courts were set up for dozens of kids participating in 10 and Under Tennis.
Speakers Team members Michael Harper and Ajay Pant helped with the seven-hour training session, which had 20 participants,” says Krause. “We covered everything they need to know to become Licensed. They received advanced education on all aspects of the program so they can effectively deliver the program to consumers of all fitness and ability levels.”
The training course includes a condensed version of a Cardio Tennis class, proper feeding techniques, training with heart-rate monitors, hands-on practice delivering Cardio Tennis, and a variety of activities for warm-up, cardio and cool-down. “The goal was to have the pros learn how to deliver a safe and healthy workout, using all the tools,” Krause says.
The session also covered marketing and promoting Cardio Tennis, and more. Participants also received a CD manual, educational documents, 100 Cardio Tennis activities and drill diagrams, drill DVDs, and a Powermusic CD.
To coordinate the training session, Krause worked with Montgomery TennisPlex’s Kevin Dowdell and Vicki Datlow, who also organized the Grand Opening celebration and ribbon cutting for the facility that was held the next day. In addition to town officials and state and U.S. representatives, USTA First Vice President Dave Haggerty was on hand to welcome about 200 attendees and congratulate the town and organizers on the new facility.
The Montgomery TennisPlex is part of the South Germantown Recreational Park and has eight new indoor hard courts in two all-season, air-conditioned bubbles and four new outdoor, lighted hard courts. There is also a 1,500-square-foot clubhouse.