LTA Tennis Coach Accreditation
Coach Accreditation is the LTA’s professional membership scheme for coaches. Its purpose is to provide relevant support to British coaches and their businesses so they can deliver great on-court experiences and grow their programmes.
Being a member of Coach Accreditation provides you with a stamp of approval that is recognised by the industry. It also unlocks a range of educational opportunities to support career development, and a first-class package of benefits including insurance to help protect your on-court career.
To find out more you can view our Guide to Coach Accreditation.
LTA Coach Accreditation is a leading professional membership scheme for qualified tennis coaches. To join, members are required to complete a set of training and checks to demonstrate you are safe to practice and committed to your career as a coach. The pre-requisites for entry are different depending on the tier of Coach Accreditation that you wish to join.
|Qualification||1-5||3-5 only||More information|
|Criminal Records Check||Yes (less than 12 months old) *||Yes (less than 12 months old) *||More information|
|First Aid||Yes||Yes||More information|
|Safeguarding Training||Yes||Yes||More information|
|Annual CPD Commitment||0 hours||15 hours||More information|
|Annual Fee||£25||£60||More information|
*Please note: A voluntary DBS is not valid for LTA Coach Accreditation
There are a range of benefits available as a member ranging from insurance to equipment discounts. To find out what is available at each tier, you can view our Guide to Coach Accreditation.
Current members of Coach Accreditation are able to download and print a certificate from their Coach Secure Area on the LTA website proving their status as Accredited or Accredited+. The certificate shows the dates of the accreditation period, as well as the date on which the certificate was printed.
Accredited coaches also appear on the LTA Find a Coach search.
If you have an eligible qualification, you can go to your Coach Secure Area to begin the process for joining. You can use this area to manage all your pre-requisites.
From 1 October 2019 it became mandatory for venues applying to register with the LTA to ensure all Level 3-5 coaches operating at their venue are LTA Accredited.
For 2022, in addition to the above, the requirement will be for anyone holding an LTA Level 2, LTA instructor, an overseas or external tennis coaching qualification, and who is delivering coaching activity at LTA Registered venues must be LTA Accredited. For LTA Level 1s / LTA Assistants, tennis activators and tennis leaders, clear deployment guidelines will be communicated to ensure they are carrying out activity consistently, safely, and competently.
For further information, support and guidance, please visit our Safeguarding in tennis for coaches webpage