The 1st PTF Coaching Advanced Players Course 2022, which had commenced on 18th July concluded on 29th July 2022 at the PTF-SDA Tennis Complex, Islamabad. It was yet another step on behalf of PTF-Pakistan Tennis Federation towards practically improving the standard of coaches of advanced players in Pakistan.
This was the first ever CAP Course being organized in Pakistan, and would eventually lead to PTF’s Coach Education being recognized by the ITF at the Silver level. Currently, Pakistan is at the Bronze level.
A total of 24 candidates participated in the course, having met the ITF eligibility criteria of having successfully completed the ITF Coaching Beginners and Intermediate Players Course, being in the Pakistan Men’s/Women’s team, or having ITF/ATP/WTA points. The course also included current and former Davis Cup players, young coaches, and seven Pakistani coaches working abroad.
PTF National Development Director, Mr. Asim Shafik, ITF Coaching High-Performance Players (Level 3) Certified coach, was the lead tutor of the course and was assisted by ITF Level 2 certified coaches Mr. Noman Ul Haq, Muhammad Nameer Shamsi, and Sara Mansoor.