Spin Master Terry Jenner Conducts Clinics at the WACA Ground
5 November 2008  
The master of spin, Terry Jenner was in Perth this week conducting coaching clinics for budding coaches from around metro and regional areas as well as young, up and coming spinners eager to learn from one of the most experienced coaches in the world.

The clinics were conducted at the WACA Ground and aimed at giving cricket coaches basic coaching skills as well as new ideas and innovations in teaching the art of spin bowling.

Over 100 coaches attended the clinics over two days with just as many youngsters getting a chance to rub shoulders with one of the greats of the modern era.

The WACA Cricket Development Officers were also given a session with Jenner who emphasized being proactive when coaching at any level.

"A lot of coaches fall into the trap of staying at one end of the pitch at training and don't instruct enough," Jenner said.

"The key to being a good coach is being pro-active and instructing your bowlers from both ends of the pitch to maintain correct action and refine their spinning skills.

"The coaches that have attended here have been extremely eager to learn which in itself is a good measure of a coach.

"Whether they coach at junior level or professional level, the capacity to learn never diminishes."

Terry Jenner is currently the spin consultant for the Cricket Centre of Excellence in Brisbane and has coached the likes of Dan Cullen and Cullen Bailey and many international cricketers from around the world.

He is best known for his association with Australia's greatest ever spin bowler Shane Warne who took 708 test wickets at an average of 25.41 and has often spoken of his admiration for Jenner.

"Even Shane Warne had deficiencies and bowled bad balls.

"All spinners need to continually work on their action and improve their game."

WACA High Performance Manager Doug Harris said the WACA is always looking to find new ways of promoting coaching cricket.

"We are always keen to implement new coaching techniques and give coaches an opportunity to build on their skills," Harris said.

"To have Terry here to part with some his vast knowledge is a boost for all involved and has been a great experience.

"Hopefully we can discover some exciting spin talent coming through and help coaches take the next step."

To get involved in cricket coaching contact the WACA on 9265 7222.