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LTA Youth Tennis Leaders - Information for Coaches


LTA Youth Tennis Leaders a leadership programme for young people aged 11-18, developing key skills for life.

The programme offers young people the chance to take their first step towards a career in tennis or another sport by gaining experience in several different roles at their local venue.

Leaders support Coaches, Volunteers and Teachers to deliver tennis sessions on court, but also help across other areas such as club management, local outreach, sustainability, digital marketing and more.

We need your help to run programmes across Great Britain and give leaders the opportunity to grow tennis in their community.

How LTA Youth Tennis Leaders can support you

LTA Youth Tennis Leaders can help with coaching sessions, holiday clubs, competitions, open days, off-court activities and much more.

An extra pair of hands to set out equipment or work with small groups frees you up to focus on delivering quality tennis. Leaders also make fantastic role models for younger players in your programmes.

Find out more about the benefits for coaches and teachers in these videos:


How is the programme delivered?

The programme can be delivered by Level 3+ Accredited Coaches, secondary school PE teachers, School Games Organisers or LTA SERVES Activators.

It doesn’t matter if the participants are new to the sport or play regularly – everyone must complete a core module and at least one learning module to become an LTA Youth Tennis Leader. These include:

  • Helping at competition
  • Helping at a coaching session
  • Helping at a venue
  • Helping at a school

More information is included in the course materials.

Schools can access all our inclusive cross-curricular resources for free via our LTA Youth Schools page.

Order course materials

To order course materials, complete the form below. You'll receive one coach/teacher guidebook with full instructions, and one workbook and certificate per young person on your course. All materials are provided for free.

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Additional resources

Find out how to become an effective umpire.

Become an LTA Youth Tennis Leader

Aged 11 to 18 and want to get into tennis coaching, develop new skills or help support your local venue? Our LTA Youth Tennis Leaders leadership programme could be just for you.

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