THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Meet Daniel Jaworski, the new coach at the Trivandrum Tennis Club (TTC), a man of big hopes and high expectations. Jaworski, who formally joined the club on January 6, says he has found talents who could be groomed to win national and international titles.
‘’It’s quite a short time to take stock. But I’m glad to say that I have found young talents here who could be groomed to big successes,’’ he said.
The Canadian coach, who has an admirable profile, has served as the official coach of prestigious clubs in various countries.
‘’I am very much hands on and will ensure a holistic approach in coaching,’’ Jaworsky said sporting a confident smile.
Jaworsky has chalked out a diversified programme focusing on all aspects of the game, including nutrition, physical and mental fitness.
‘’Focus will be given to all aspects of the game like strategy, footwork, technique, balance, consistency and reaction,’’ said Jaworski, who has a vast coaching experience under his belt.
As far as tennis is concerned, Canada is not a great force to reckon with, he admitted. “But the situation has started improving, of late,’’ said Jaworsky. “Recently, Tennis Canada hired renowned coach Oded Jacob. That move definitely augurs well for the game in the country,” he added.
On a comparison with his homeland, he opines that the kids here are giving more focus to studies. “Almost all my students here are smart and inquisitive,’’ said Jaworsky, a former Canadian nationals doubles champion.
When asked whether the height of children here, which is below the world average, would be a disadvantage, he said: ‘’It is an oft repeated misnomer. Tall or short, both have advantages and disadvantages,’’ he said.
The new coach is also happy with the facilities at the TTC. ‘’The court and facilities are good and the only problem I find here are the heavy rains which could damage the smoothness of the court,’ he said.
Of the Indian players, Jaworsky admires Leander Paes the most. ‘’An original talent who has made prestigious accomplishments,’’ he opined.
Jaworsky has prescribed a special diet for the children considering the climate and other conditions. “I have asked them include more electrolytes in their diet to compensate the heavy sweating. Including more snacks and avoiding oily food will also help,” he added.
Jaworsky’s service will also be available for the public, said office-bearers of the club.