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1 UNIT 28 THE ATHLETE’S LIFESTYLE
Tennis & Further Education Taught Lesson Supporting Presentation UNIT 28 THE ATHLETE’S LIFESTYLE Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching & Fitness)

2 Know how lifestyle can affect athletes
Aim & Purpose The aim of this unit is for learners to develop an understanding of the lifestyle factors that can affect athletic performance. Learning Outcomes: Know how lifestyle can affect athletes Know the importance of appropriate behaviour for athletes Know how to communicate effectively with the media and significant others Be able to produce a career plan

3 In small groups agree a sport that you all like
Student Task In small groups agree a sport that you all like From that sport identify an athlete List everything you think your athletes does within a typical week Tutor Guidance: The tutor may wish to allow students to answer the first two questions individually which would then identify common areas of interest from which to establish working groups for the final question.

4 Leisure Time Pressures Training Competition Financial
Lifestyle Factors Leisure Time Pressures Training Competition Financial Tutor Guidance: The above are broad headings taken form the BTEC unit content guidance and are by no means an exhaustive list of factors that could be considered / discussed in support of this unit. Tutors may wish to use the above as a guide to promote discussion among the students and encourage them to discuss their own experiences of being an athlete and how they manage their lifestyle around this.

5 Rest Smoking Family Obligations Business Interest Drugs Alcohol
Leisure Time Rest Smoking Family Obligations Business Interest Drugs Alcohol Social Engagements Gambling Relaxation Unruly Behaviour Tutor Guidance: The tutor may wish to task the students with grouping the above Leisure Time Factors in to Positive and Negative factors before discussing them and providing examples of each of the factors. Further evidence / examples of these can be found on YouTube or the tutor may wish to use current examples from within the news.

6 Social Networking (Facebook / Twitter)
Athletes in the Media Interviewing Social Networking (Facebook / Twitter) Private Life Journalistic Representation Tutor Guidance: The tutor may wish to visit the internet to provide examples to the students on the above headings. The use of Twitter among professional athletes to engage with their fans is prevalent however it often has its negative side as players can often be seen to be using the social media site to vent their anger at something or someone. The tutor may wish to use the Andy Roddick ‘Tweets’ at the 2009 US Open regarding the signage as an example of how a professional tennis player should not use Twitter.

7 Peer Social Life Sport Travel Financial Pressures Tutor Guidance:
The tutor may wish to access the internet and use current or high profile examples of how pressure is a lifestyle factors that can very much affect a tennis player.

8 Strength & Conditioning
Training Cardiovascular Strength & Conditioning Speed & Agility Psychological Skill Tutor Guidance: The tutor may wish to link this slide with Unit 4 Fitness Training & Programming when considering the various training methods and requirements of a professional tennis player and how it may affect their peformance as well as them generally.

9 World Ranking (^150) Fitness Levels Scheduling Travel Surfaces
Competition World Ranking (^150) Fitness Levels Scheduling Travel Surfaces Tutor Guidance: The tutor may wish to access the British Tennis, International Tennis Federation or the World Tour website as a point of discussion for students when considering the different levels of competition, the travel and a professional tennis players ability to compete week in and week out all across the world. The tutor may wish to use a specific player and build up a case study of the player to help the students understanding the commitment and demands of being a professional athlete.

10 Develops tactical awareness Problem solving skills Decision making
Benefits of Competition Develops tactical awareness Problem solving skills Decision making Progress in areas of the game Competitive and mental toughness Improve tennis rating and ranking Tutor Guidance: The tutor may wish to visit the Players & Parents section of the LTA website, (www.lta.org.uk), with the students to discuss the benefits of competition and why they should be factored in to lifestyle management when considering competition as a lifestyle factor. The LTA webpage is focused on young players and provides information for players and parents on training and competition and competition scheduling.

11 Brisbane International Australia Aircel Chennai Open India
On-Tour Brisbane International Australia Aircel Chennai Open India Qatar ExxonMobil Open Qatar Heineken Open Australia Sony Ericsson Open Miami Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters Monaco Estoril Open Portugal AEGON Championship Great Britain Wimbledon Championship Great Britain Tutor Guidance: The tutor may wish to use the above information to highlight the size of the Tour, the travel involved and the lifestyle factors discussed within the lesson. There are 71 events on the ATP World Tour including 4 majors, (Wimbledon, Australian Open, Roland Garros & US Open), the Davis Cup and the ATP World Tour Finals.

12 Spending Savings Investments Sponsorship Tax / Insurance Finance
Tutor Guidance: The tutor may wish to discuss the above financial lifestyle factors at various levels to identify the incremental increases as a player gets closer to becoming a professional athlete and how the responsibility shifts from a parent / guardian to the athlete.

13 Student Task In your groups, list the expenditure items of a Professional Tennis Player Tutor Guidance: The tutor may wish to divide the students up in to small working groups to enable them to share ideas and produce a list of expenditure items they feel would have to be considered by a professional tennis player.

14 Clothing (Shoes, Shirts etc.) Training Facilities Food Coach / Trainer
Professional Tennis Player Travel Expenses Racquets Strings Re-Strings Clothing (Shoes, Shirts etc.) Training Facilities Food Coach / Trainer PR / Agent Tutor Guidance: The tutor may wish to introduce the above as an example of the types of expenditure items faced by a professional tennis player on tour. A lot of players on tour are sponsored by clothing companies such as Nike, Adidas and Puma however only players inside the top 200 world ranking receive full subsidies. During tournaments the players, (again depending on the level of their sponsorship), will have to have their racquets re-stringed, they will have to pay for accommodation and travel as well as food. Travel can be a very large expenditure item and if not planned properly can cost as much as £100,000

15 ATP or WTA - $200,000 pa Challenger Tour - $70,000 pa
The Cost of Playing ATP or WTA - $200,000 pa Challenger Tour - $70,000 pa ITF Tour - $40,000 pa Tutor Guidance: The above are estimates for playing on each of the above tours and take into account the travel and other expenditure items mentioned on the previous slide.

16 Men’s Singles Champion
Student Task What do you think the prize money is for the following winners in each of the four Majors? Men’s Singles Champion Women’s Singles Champion Tutor Guidance: The tutor may wish to provide the answers in a multiple choice scenario or allow the students to produce figures for each of the Major Tournaments on the ATP World Tour, the following slide provides the answers.

17 Wimbledon £1.100,000 (1st Round £11,000) Roland Garros $7,884,000
Potential Earnings Wimbledon £1.100,000 (1st Round £11,000) Roland Garros $7,884,000 Australian Open $2,200,000 (1st Round $20,000) US Open $1,800,000 Tutor Guidance: The above provides the students with the answers to the previous student task, the tutor should point out that only in the last 10 years As the prize money in each of the above competitions been equalled out for both the Men’s Singles Champion and the Women’s Singles Champion, The Wimbledon Championships made this move in The tutor may wish to use the above information to illustrate the potential earnings of a professional tennis player playing on the World Tour. Wimbledon £14,600,000 Total Purse Roland Garros €17,520,000 Total Purse ($25,177,215USD / £15,469,527) Australian Open $25m Total Purse (A$) US Open $23.7m Total Purse

18 Lesson Summary Lifestyle Factors Leisure Time Pressures Competition / Training Financial Positive Affects Negative Affects Tutor Guidance: The tutor may wish to conduct a word association activity whereby they provide a word to the students and a point is awarded to each student who can build on the word and provide some description and an example based on the discussions from within the lesson.


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