A total of 20 schoolteachers from Nadi and Lautoka are participating in a three-day tennis coaching clinic which ends at the Regional Tennis Centre in Nadovu, Lautoka tomorrow.
The program is being conducted by International Tennis Federation regional development officer Gene Ridgway.
Fiji Tennis Association executive member and national coach Naga Reddy said the aim was to upskill the teachers with basic tennis coaching knowledge.
He said the teachers would then pass on the knowledge to the students at their respective schools.
Reddy said this would save them time.
"The coaching course includes the Play and Stay program," Reddy said.
"The participants are practising with the slower balls and smaller courts. They will also be taught basic rules and points system. There will be theoretical and practical sessions.
"After the course the teachers will be handed participation certificates. When they start the training programs in schools our coaches will go and select the potential future talents.
"These players will then be roped into our elite zonal programs. Our aim is to identify players at a very young age level. This is part of our five year development program."