Level 1 Tennis Coaching Assistant Course | LTA

Level 1 - Tennis Coaching Assistant

The level 1 coaching assistant course is the starting point for people who want to get into tennis coaching and become a coaching assistant. It will train people to:

  • Organise tennis activity constructively and safely.
  • Plan and deliver a structured lesson under the guidance of an accredited coach.
  • Have basic knowledge of tactics, techniques and rules of tennis.
  • Have a full understanding of the structure of Mini Tennis.

Duration and course structure

  • 3 days
  • 3 hours coaching experience

Day one 

  • Introduction
  • Mini Tennis
  • Lesson structure
  • Basic tactics
  • Basic technique
  • Feeding
  • Demonstrations

Day two 

  • Organisation
  • Communication
  • Initial assessment
  • Tutorial
  • Action plan

Mentored experience 

Minimum of three hours experience assisting an LTA Accredited+ coach during the 3-6 week break.

Completion of Level 1 Portfolio.

Day three 

  • Mini Tennis awards
  • On court assessment
  • Portfolio assessment

Course pre-requisites

Course assessment

  • On court practical assessment using course materials.
  • Portfolio of evidence.
  • Candidates must attend all the sessions on the course at the same venue and pass all elements of assessment to be successful.


  • If you hold a UKCC endorsed, 1st4sport awarded level 2+ in another sport you can bypass level 1 and take Level 2.
  • If you hold a teaching qualification (PGCE or equivalent) specialising in P.E. then you can bypass level 1 and take Level 2. 


The cost of the level 1 coaching assistant course will vary depending on providers.

How to apply

Level 1 coaching assistant courses are delivered by coach education centres and external training providers.

For dates and venues in your area please visit the Find a Course search.

The next step in the coaching pathway is becoming a Level 2 Coaching Assistant.

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