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Coach Development Centres


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Coach Development Centres (CDCs) deliver coaching qualifications and continued professional development (CPD) to coaches in a learning orientated environment.

The network of CDCs sits at the heart of a new delivery model for tennis coach education that was introduced in 2021. The new model will enable greater quality control, deliver consistency in coach education and make best use of expertise in local environments across the country.

Each CDC has exclusive responsibility to service a cluster of counties in England in delivering LTA Qualifications and LTA CPD, with Tennis Wales and Tennis Scotland delivering coach education in their respective devolved nation, allowing the development of needs based, robust, and localised workforce development plans. They will operate a ‘Hub & Satellite’ structure of venues across their area of responsibility, providing dedicated support to service the needs of the local workforce, and enable closer links to deployment opportunities at a regional level.

The new delivery model for coach education forms part of the LTA’s Coach Development and Support strategy, which aims to engage coaches with world class development and support opportunities, so they can achieve their potential as a coach, and deliver enjoyable on-court experiences for all. It supports the LTA’s vision to open tennis up to many more people, and it’s work to make tennis relevant, accessible, welcoming and enjoyable to anyone.

The Coach Development Centres are:

Each CDC will be responsible for the delivery of courses within appointed counties - see below;

CDC Name



Carnegie Coach Education

Durham & Cleveland North
Northumberland North
Yorkshire North
Growing the Game Berkshire Central & East
Buckinghamshire Central & East
Oxfordshire Central & East
inspire2coach Cheshire North
Derbyshire Midlands
Herefordshire & Worcestershire Midlands
Northamptonshire  Midlands
Shropshire Midlands
Staffordshire Midlands
Warwickshire Midlands
Loughborough University Leicestershire Midlands
Lincolnshire Midlands
Nottinghamshire Midlands
Team Bath Tennis Avon South & South West
Gloucestershire South & South West


Bedfordshire Central & East
Cambridgeshire Central & East
Hampshire & Isle of Wight South & South West
Hertfordshire Central & East
Middlesex London & South East
Wiltshire South & South West

University of Exeter

Channel Islands South & South West
Cornwall South & South West
Devon South & South West
Dorset South & South West
Somerset South & South West
Virtus Leisure Management Kent London & South East
Surrey London & South East
Sussex London & South East
We Do Tennis Cumbria North
Isle of Man North
Lancashire North
WimX Essex Central & East
Norfolk Central & East 
Suffolk Central & East
Tennis Scotland   Scotland
Tennis Wales   Wales

For more information please view our Course Providers page.