Do you know that Venus and Serena Williams are the most powerful tennis sister duo when it comes to the Olympics?

Both of them won a record of four medals and up to this date, no tennis player has beaten their feat.

You may wonder how athletes are selected to represent their country for international tennis tournaments.

Most of them learnt tennis at a tender age and they actively participate in school, state, national and eventually international tennis tournaments as their rankings improve.

In the context of Malaysia, The Lawn Tennis Association (LTAM) is in charge of selecting and coaching potential junior players to represent Malaysia in future international tournaments.

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Why You Should Be Aware Of the Role Of Lawn Tennis Association (LTAM) in Malaysia?

LTAM was officially launched in 1965 and acts as an affiliate to the International Tennis Federation (ITF) in Malaysia. At present, it is more commonly known as Tennis Malaysia.

The organization acts as a national body to promote tennis in every state of Malaysia, to cultivate and develop potential among young tennis athletes as well as to organize national and international tennis tournaments across the country.

Regardless of whether you are a regular tennis fan, a tennis player or an aspiring tennis coach, here are some of the takeaways you can gain from knowing the role of LTAM.

a) Get the latest updates and information on past tennis happenings in different states of Malaysia 

From the LTAM official website, you will be able to check on the announcements on future local tournaments and also past events that have taken place.

Some of the important information that you can take note of as a player/coach/parent includes:

  • Tournament Date
  • Organizer
  • Location
  • Entry Deadline
  • Withdrawal Deadline
  • Events (Singles/Doubles/14 & Under/16 & Under) 
  • Draws and Final Results (PDF) 

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b) Review and check on the official rankings of players and their international tournaments

Bear in mind that LTAM oversees and publishes the latest national rankings of tennis players in all the categories.

Junior Tour Rankings

  • 10 & U Girl's Single Ranking
  • 10 & U Boy's Single Ranking
  • 12 & U Girl's Single Ranking
  • 12 & U Boy's Single Ranking
  • 14 & U Girl's Single Ranking
  • 14 & U Boy's Single Ranking
  • 16 & U Girl's Single Ranking
  • 16 & U Boy's Single Ranking
  • 10 & U Girl's Doubles Ranking
  • 10 & U Boy's Doubles Ranking
  • 12 & U Girl's Doubles Ranking
  • 12 & U Boy's Doubles Ranking
  • 14 & U Girl's  Doubles Ranking
  • 14 & U Boy's  Doubles Ranking
  • 16 & U Girl's  Doubles Ranking
  • 16 & U Boy's  Doubles Ranking

National Circuit Rankings 

  • Men's Singles Ranking
  • Men's Doubles Ranking
  • Women's Singles Ranking
  • Women's Doubles Ranking

c) Aspiring tennis coaches can join the Tennis Malaysia Coach Certification Scheme 

In collaboration with ITF, LTAM launched this coaching scheme to provide a platform for aspiring tennis coaches in Malaysia to receive a formal and worldly recognized tennis coaching qualification.

You may refer to the table below to learn more about the modules.

Coaching Modules and LevelDuration
Basic Coaching Course12 hours
ITF Play Tennis Course35 hours
Tennis Malaysia Level 1[ITF 1BCI]45.5 hours
Tennis Malaysia Level 2
[ITF 1BCI]
44.5 hours
Tennis Malaysia Level 3
[ITF 2 CAP]
88 hours
Tennis Malaysia 4
[ITF 3 CHP}
100 hours

Which Local Tennis Competitions Can You Join As A Student?

If you have learnt tennis for a period of time (whether it is in school or through a private tennis coach), you should certainly consider giving tennis competitions a go.

As a student, competitions are a great way to foster healthy goal setting when you are learning and mastering a sport.

It drives us to perform well and give our very best and at the same time, learn the beauty of sportsmanship regardless of the outcome of the competition.

Here are some local tennis competitions that you can consider joining if you are keen to take your tennis learning to the next level.

Tennis Competitions Organized by Schools and Universities

You can start small by volunteering to represent your school or university for localised or friendly tennis tournaments.

It will definitely help you to build a strong foundation from a young age and will expose you to the real tennis tournament format and rules. From there, you'll gain confidence and experience through meeting different opponents.

It can also help to boost your co-curricular marks (participation and achievements) in school. This is especially useful if you are interested to apply for scholarships in the future.

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Tennis tournaments serve as a great way to enhance your skills and also to promote sportsmanship among players.
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Johor Junior Tennis Tournament/Other State-Level Tournaments

After your participation at the school level, you can proceed to join state tennis tournaments.

The Johor Junior Tennis Tournament is one of the examples of state-level tennis tournaments that are supported by LTAM.

It is open to Malaysians and non-Malaysians and the entry fee is only RM30. You can get more details about the tournament on the official website Persatuan Tenis Johor.

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Tennis Malaysia Junior Tour

This is where the best Malaysian junior tennis players gather to battle.

Most tennis players that join this competition have previous experience representing their respective states in national contests and even the country in international tennis tournaments and their goal is to improve their overall rankings.

The latest Tennis Malaysia Junior Tour (Silverlake Tennis Malaysia Junior Sportexcel 2021) was held in Kuala Lumpur in mid-December at the National Tennis Centre for fully vaccinated tennis contestants.

How Can You Find Tennis Classes Near You At Different Cities In Malaysia?

You have read from the above paragraphs about the various platforms, opportunities and information on tennis playing in Malaysia.

If you are currently thinking of learning tennis as a beginner (regardless of your age), here are a few suggestions on where you can kickstart your journey with a private tennis tutor around you.

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Prefer to do your own research and evaluation when you are seeking a private tutor? Look no further than to Superprof!

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You can easily access more than 1,001 subjects (including tennis!) on the website and start learning from tutors from all parts of Malaysia and different countries.

All you need to do is just key in "Tennis" in the What Do You Want To Learn Search Box.

From there, Superprof will direct you to the perfect tutor (online or in-person) that matches your preference and requirements (teaching qualification and experience, hourly rates of lessons).

At Superprof, we believe in diversity and flexibility in learning. Hence, we provide students with the option of choosing between a physical tennis lesson and an online tennis lesson according to their schedules and learning level.

Online lessons are on the rise because it offers you an alternative to continuing learning when physical lessons are limited or when you prefer to learn in the comfort of your home.

It also serves as a great way to save money and time in the long run, as you don't have to spend on transportation and worry about being stuck in the traffic.

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You can learn tennis flexibly from a good Superprof tennis tutor after your schooling hours.
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Word Of Mouth/Recommendations From Family and Friends

Another way you can find a good tennis tutor is to reach out to family and friends for direct recommendations and enquiries.

Let them know that you are actively looking for a place or a private tennis coach to start learning tennis.

You can also talk to parents who have previously sent their kids for tennis lessons and ask them about the facilities, teaching styles and the rates of the lessons.

From there, you can do a detailed comparison and decide where to go based on their reviews and suggestions.

Official Social Media Pages of Tennis Associations

Never underestimate the power of social media these days!

You'll be surprised to discover many tennis recreational clubs of state tennis associations that are actively recruiting students or members for weekly or even monthly tennis learning and games.

Some of the associations that you can find on Facebook include Persatuan Tenis Johor, Persatuan Tenis Perlis, Perak Tennis Lawn Association and many more.

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What Characteristics You Should Look For In A Private Tennis Tutor?

Whether you are browsing the tutors' profiles online or you are meeting a potential tennis coach in person, here are some key qualities to look into when picking a tennis tutor.

1. Patience 

A good tennis coach should be patient to listen and to teach their students regardless of their age level and learning pace.

This is extremely important if you are starting from zero and have no idea what to expect for your first few lessons.

Granted that mistakes are inevitable, a good tennis coach should patiently guide students through simple and clear instructions until they get the playing right.

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2. Good eye for details and keen observation 

A good tennis coach should also be able to point out a player's strengths and observations through their playing routine and styles.

From there, he or she can make the relevant adjustments in their coaching and exercise drill for the students to gradually improve during future practices.

3. Relevant coaching experience or qualification 

It would certainly be a great added quality if your tennis tutor has years of teaching and a certified coaching qualification.

They would know how to incorporate a balance of techniques, tactics, and drills to boost your performance on courts, offer you tips to strengthen your stamina as well as give the right encouragement and advice to boost your confidence and mental capacity.

If you are thinking of turning into a professional tennis player who participates in local/international tournaments, you can also specifically request to learn from national tennis players who have relevant tournament experiences.

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Everyone needs a coach. It doesn't matter whether you're a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player. - Bill Gates

Whether you are learning tennis as a hobby or you are intending to pursue tennis competitively, you can always depend on your tennis coach to have the best playing experience!

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