今年贝勒普总教头首次将“Attack/4 & Under”网球教学理念引入中国，向来自全国的12至16岁青少年优胜者们介绍。在这个训练安排中还包括影视教学，将“明日之星”小学员们的表现与世界最为伟大的球员进行视频对比分析，贝勒普教头携手“明日之星”的教员们按照最新的教学方式来校正小学员们的网球技术。视频直播技术也加入了今年的训练营，可以通过中国最大的网球网站www.chinatennis.org.cn.来观看现场训练与比赛直播。
Mercedes-Benz “Swing for the Stars” National Camp returned to Luohu Tennis Center on October 23-28 enjoying its finest teaching week in the 10th year history of “SFS”. “SFS” international coach & consultant Jeff Bearup, who has been instrumental in the growth of the program since 2007, once again led the coaching staff in impressive fashion.
This year Coach Bearup introduced for the first time into China the elite international “Attack/4 & Under” tennis concepts for championship play to the 16 12/u elite junior boys & girls invited from across China. The training sessions incorporated in-depth video analysis of the world’s greatest players with the “SFS” children present play. Following the video classes, Coach Bearup & the “SFS” staff challenged the children with advanced tennis drills. An added feature to this year’s camp was the live streaming of all training & matches on China’s #1 tennis website www.chinatennis.org.cn.
Mercedes-Benz “Tour 2024” Finals were held each afternoon to determine the “Tour 2024” national champions and select the 4 children that would participate in the Mercedes-Benz International Camp held in Perth Australia in December. It was a great week of high-level competition with Zhang Minghui (Linyi, Shandong) & Lin Yishuang (Hefei, Anhui) emerging as national boy & girl champions respectively. Joining the champions in Australia will be “Tour 2024” national runner-ups Zhao Shiqing (Nanchang, Jiangxi) & Lin Junhan (Changchun, Jilin).
The exciting week concluded on the evening of October 28th with the “SFS” National Camp Banquet held at the Sunshine Hotel in Shenzhen. Attended by guests-of-honor Mr. Lu Quanghua, director of the Shenzhen District Culture & Sports Administration; Mr. Wu Min, director of Luohu Tennis Center; & Mr. Huang Hengguang, assistant director of Luohu Tennis Center; highlights of the evening included the presentation of Mercedes-Benz “Tour 2024” championship trophies (and mock airline tickets to Perth Australia), presentation of framed “SFS” certificates to all participating players and coaches and special recognition to Coach Jeff Bearup and the only Chinese coach who has participated in all ten years of “Swing for the Stars”, Ms. Liu Huayi (Changsha, Hunan).
2016 will certainly go down as a very special year in Mercedes-Benz “Swing for the Stars” history!