Adult coaching programmes
If you want to grow your membership or coaching programme, then we have a host of different options to help you attract more players.
Different people want different things from their tennis experience so it’s important to run a variety of programmes that suit everyone:
- Tennis Xpress – Introduction for beginners
- Pair & Play – Social women’s doubles
- Cardio Tennis – Fitness fanatics
- Walking Tennis – Tennis at a slower pace
Find out more about each of our programmes below.
Who can deliver LTA Programmes?
LTA Accredited Coaches are insured for the on-court coaching they are delivering at any venue (including local authority courts/parks) provided that they are working within the remit of their competence. Competency is defined as a combination of qualifications, experience and training/CPD).
Cardio Tennis requires a Level 2 qualification or above, and/or the one-day Cardio Tennis CPD training. Cardio Tennis is included within the LTA Instructor (Level 2).
Details on coaching qualifications can be found here.
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Tennis Xpress is a beginner adult introductory coaching course for players who want to learn the essentials of the sport.
Designed as a nine-hour course over six weeks, Tennis Xpress sessions use slower bouncing green and orange balls to help players quickly learn the basics.
By the end of the course, players should be able to serve, rally and score – so they can get on court and practice with friends and family.
It doesn’t matter if they’ve played a handful of times or never picked up a racket before – Tennis Xpress is for all beginner adult tennis players.
Yes, coaches can view Tennis Xpress video and PDF lesson plans on the Coach Secure Area of our website.
Pair & Play is doubles tennis with double the fun. Held weekly, Pair & Play is a social tennis programme designed to help women improve their skills and confidence on the court.
Built around six key themes, Pair & Play has been developed to help women master doubles tactics and practice playing with friends.
Pair & Play is for women only, especially those looking to get back into the sport after time away from the court.
It’s for players at an intermediate level who already have a good understanding of the basics – they should be able to rally comfortably with a partner, know where to stand on court, and how to score.
If you want to run sessions for complete beginners, we recommend Tennis Xpress.
Yes, coaches can view Pair & Play video and PDF lesson plans on the Coach Secure Area of our website.
Think fitness sessions but with a tennis twist. Cardio Tennis is a fun, sociable group fitness class set on a tennis court and open to people of all ages and abilities.
Instead of focusing on technique, Cardio Tennis is about getting your players heart rate up, burning calories and hitting loads of balls…in or out!
Cardio Tennis is a great way to add some variety to your coaching programme and attract new players to tennis – even if they’ve never picked up a racket before.
Cardio Tennis is for players of all ages and abilities, who want to get a sweat on while practicing their tennis skills.
- Rackets – People new to tennis might not want to buy a new racket before they start, so it’s good to have some spare to hand.
- Balls – Slower balls are essential to the delivery of Cardio Tennis to help beginners pick up the basics.
- Heart rate monitors – Using heart rate monitors will show participants how hard they are working and count how many calories they are burning.
- Music – Music adds motivation to your Cardio Tennis class and re-enforces the fact that it is a fitness class rather than a tennis lesson. Please note copyright licenses may be required. Find out more about music copyright licenses.
- Side-line activity – The more equipment you can bring on to court the better. Agility ladders, cones, medicine balls and skipping ropes are ideal.
- Medical declaration form - Download the medical declaration form to ensure all participants are ready to play Cardio Tennis.
Yes, coaches can view the Cardio Tennis video and PDF lesson plans on the Coach Secure Area of our website.
Walking tennis is a slowed down version of the game; fun, inclusive and a fantastic way to stay active!
It’s still tennis – but with a few tweaks. Walking Tennis has been designed to be accessible for all, meaning:
- It can be played on a smaller court with modified equipment.
- Players are allowed to let the ball bounce twice for extra time.
- Players can't run or jump.
Walking Tennis is for anyone that wants to play tennis, but at their own pace. It’s ideal for those who:
- Are just starting out and want to build up their confidence.
- Are returning from an injury.
- Just need a bit more time getting to the ball.
- Balls – Slower balls are essential to the delivery of Walking Tennis to give players more time.
- Medical declaration form - Download the medical declaration form to ensure all participants are ready to play Walking Tennis.
Level 2 accredited coaches and above can deliver this programme with no additional training.
Find out more about our coaching qualifications.
We are working on coach resources for Walking Tennis but in the meantime, take a look at this quick guide for a bit of inspiration.