Belgian Association for Tennis Development Since 1989
In search of a solution to manage your tennis club and/or school?
We offer you more than 30 years of experience dedicated to Tennis !
Who are we ?
BATD, the Belgium Association for Tennis Development, founded in 1989, is a private association dedicated to Tennis promotion in Belgium at all levels.
PASSION and PROFESSIONALISM
Clubs, Schools, Fitness, Pro Team
BATD manages 4 tennis clubs, 8 tennis schools, 2 padel clubs, not to mention 2 fitness clubs.
BATD takes also in charge professional tennis players management. Kristof Vliegen, Olivier and Christophe Rochus, Yanina Wickmayer, Kirsten Flipkens are among the recent players who beneficiated our support.
Tennis at all levels
The BATD Tennis Programm promotes teaching methods adapted to each age. Mini-Tennis starts as early as 3 years old with baby tennis. 12m Mini-Tennis and 18m Mini-Tennis are the two next steps.
The children discover different physical aspects of themselves - dexterity, coordination, speed, relaxation, endurance, rythm. The goal is to use a complete approach to racket sports and to master particular skills, such as balance, trajectories and the playing space.
The children play proper rallies with an intermediate ball where he or she practices, compares him/herself to others, copies and increasingly understands different aspects of the game. The goal is to focus on the outcome of their game and make that more of a priority; 18m Mini-Tennis is the last stage before passing on to a normal-sized 24m court. The evolution takes place naturally as the racket, the ball and the court have all grown progressively during the child's apprenticeship.
BATD is a leading tennis event organizer in Belgium. Since 2017 we organize the "BATD Tour". This tour includes 15,000 $ and 25,000 $ tournaments, Tennis Europe & Ten-Pro tournaments.... In 2018 we organized the World Padel Tour. In the past we also organized the 5 top ranked tennis tournaments (Codic Open, Open de la Ville de Charleroi, Aquarius Open, Belisol Open, Mosa Open), one ETA Tournament (Primerose), etc. And also 5 Davis Cup ties in the Primerose, numerous Satellite and Challenger tournaments and corporate events.