Level 5 Master Club Tennis Coach Qualification | LTA

Level 5 - Master Club Tennis Coach Qualification

The Master Club Coach qualification is for coaches who are or who aspire to work at the very highest level of club coaching.  On completion of the course a master club coach will be able to:

  • Deliver on court sessions of the highest quality to all club members
  • Design, implement and evaluate the process and outcome of club programmes
  • Display leadership skills to create and manage change in dynamic club environments
  • Mentor a team of coaches to ensure delivery of a quality programme.

Duration of the course

9 months of course contact time.  Full course duration leading to successful completion between 1-2 years.

2017/2018 dates

N.B. You must be able to attend all of the course dates.  Please be aware that these dates are provisional and may be subject to change. 

  • 12/13/14th September 2017 at Grantham Tennis Centre, Derbyshire
  • 18/19th October 2017 at the National Tennis Centre, Roehampton
  • 12/13/14th November 2017 at Loughborough University 
  • 22/23rd November 2017 at the National Tennis Centre, Roehampton
  • 23/24/25th January 2018 at the National Tennis Centre, Roehampton
  • 28th Feb/1st March 2018 at West Bridgford Tennis Club, Nottingham
  • 5/6th June 2018 at Grantham Tennis Centre, Derbyshire

Course content

  • Foundation module
  • Business module – delivered by Northumbria University*
  • Tactics and Technique module
  • Case study module
  • Mentoring qualification and project
  • MCC placements (individual choice)
  • Pre-assessment day
  • Assessment day

Course structure

Six modules plus assessments.

Module one – Foundation Module:

Days 1, 2 & 3

  • On court overview of coaching methodology
  • Introduction to coaching at Level 5
  • Off-court exposure to tennis leaders across the industry

Module two – Business Module:

Days 4 & 5

  • Leadership and strategic planning
  • Entrepreneurship and decision making

Module three – Tactics & Technique:

Days 6, 7, & 8

  • Observation, analysis, teaching with PAS
  • Technical checklist and effectiveness
  • Development of hand skills
  • Practical Interventions
  • Increasing awareness of singles and doubles tactics

Module four – Business Module:

Days 9 & 10

  • Sport marketing and events
  • HRM and mindfulness

Module five –    Case Study Module:

Days 11, 12 & 13

  • Teaching and training principles
  • Working with adult groups
  • Practical Interventions

Module six – Mentoring Module:

Days 14, & 15

  • Mentoring principles and application
  • Introduction to mentoring project
  • On court development of group teaching and training

Pre - Assessment:

Day 16

  • Final assessment preparations
  • Pre assessment


Day 17

  • Final assessment

(+ 5 days of placements)

Candidates will undertake three main personal studies during the course:

Area of interest:

This will be a project based around the candidate’s particular area of interest and will culminate in the development of a coach education resource to benefit British Tennis in the future.  

Performance tennis placement:

All candidates will be required to spend a minimum of three days in a performance tennis environment. This can be either in the UK or abroad.

Non-tennis placement:

Candidates will also need to complete a minimum of two one-day placements.  One of the two placements will be in a sporting environment, whilst the other must not be sport related. 

Course pre-requisites

  • Hold either the LTA senior club coach qualification, senior performance qualification or CCA.
  • Be an Accredited+ coach.
  • Have (or have had) a rating of 5.1 or below or hold a play test grade 2.
  • Currently hold, or have held the position of Head Coach (within the last three years).

Cost of the course

£1,500 payable in advance. Coaches are responsible for arranging their own transport and accommodation.

How to apply

Applications for the 2017/2018 course are now closed.  

*This module was previously part of the Tennis Management Degree Programme.  However, for the  2017/18 MCC course, this module will continue to be delivered and the project assessed by Northumbria University, but will no longer form part of the Degree Programme or carry academic credits. 

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