This study examined the effectiveness of an evidence-based sport parent
education programme designed to meet the stage-specific needs of British
tennis parents. Using an organisational action research framework, six
workshops were run over a 12-week period for tennis parents with children
between the ages of 5 and 10 years. Workshops took place in three high
performance tennis centres and had an average attendance of 22 parents.
Data were collected using participant diaries, emails, social validation
feedback forms, reflective diaries and post-programme focus groups
(n = 19). The impact and effectiveness of the programme was evaluated
qualitatively using a thematic analysis. Results indicated that the programme
was effective in enhancing tennis parents’ perceived knowledge, affective
states and skills across a range of learning objectives. Results also provide
a unique understanding of parents’ experiences of participating in a sport
parent education programme. Insights are provided for practitioners in
relation to the design, content and delivery of future sport parent education
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)600
Number of pages618
JournalQualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health
Issue number5
StatePublished - 25 Jun 2017

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