Coaching and coaches in the COVID-19 situation. The Polish perspective


  • Piotr Unierzyski Polish Tennis Association
  • Tomasz Iwanski Polish Tennis Association



COVID-19, coaching, coaches


The purpose of this article is to share the situation faced by Polish tennis in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. The beginning of the 2020 looked just like the next prosperous year to come. With a new and dynamic leadership, the Polish Tennis Association (PTA) have been looking forward into the future. The budget was growing and all programmes and activities, from performance sport to Tenis 10 were also growing. The different projects are presented and discussed.


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How to Cite

Unierzyski, P., & Iwanski, T. . (2020). Coaching and coaches in the COVID-19 situation. The Polish perspective. ITF Coaching & Sport Science Review, 28(81), 38–40.




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