LTA Coach - Tennis Coach Qualification
If you want to become a full-time tennis coach, our LTA Coach Qualification course is for you. Once you’ve completed this coach qualification, you’ll be trained to:
- Coach beginners and improvers in groups and as individuals.
- Understand the basics of business management.
- Understand the competitive structure in the UK.
- Manage the work of LTA Assistants and Instructors.
- The course is 12 days (four modules lasting three days each), plus a video-based assessment.
On Day 12 of the course coaches will undertake the group lesson Summative Assessment requirement with the rest of the course cohort and feedback will be presented by the Tutor(s) on the day. The outcome of the assessment will not necessarily be communicated on the day.
- Assessments are recorded by you (using smartphone equipment and Bluetooth headphones) during a real-life lesson of your choice and then submitted virtually by video upload.
- Coaches who have completed their Level 3 course will be required to book their individual lesson Summative Assessment on the LTA Course Search Tool.
Once your Assessment been marked by our LTA Qualification Assessors, you’ll be notified whether you have passed the course or will require a reassessment. In either case, you will receive expert feedback and an action plan to further develop your coaching from one of our Assessors.
- Nine hours of coaching experience between each module. We strongly recommend that you have appropriate insurance cover when undertaking supervised experienced hours.
The breaks between modules will be four to six weeks to allow you time to undertake 27 hours of important coaching experience.
Module One (Days 1-3):
- Coaching process
- Observation and analysis
- Coaching skills
Module Two (Days 4-6):
- Technical development
- Stages of learning
- Communication and organisation
- Mental skills
- Business management
Module Three (Days 7-9):
- Disability awareness
- Behaviour management
- Teaching progressions
- Group coaching
Four-to six-week break for a minimum of nine hours coaching experience with an LTA Accredited+ coach, and time to work on your portfolio are required after modules one to three.
Module Four (Days 10-12)
- Formative assessment
You’ll be assessed in three areas:
- An on court practical coaching assessment of group lesson (day 12)
- A video-based assessment of individual lesson (submitted after completion of all 12 days)
- Portfolio of evidence (to be completed by on LTA Learn)
For more details relating to booking your Assessment, please visit the Assessments page or contact the Coach Development Centre running your course.
You must attend all the sessions on the course and pass all elements of the assessment criteria to be successful.
- Hold the LTA Instructor qualification (or Level 2 equivalant)
- Be LTA Accredited or hold a DBS/PVG Enhanced Check with Child Barred List certificate (Volunteer certificates cannot be accepted) applied for through LTA/Tennis Scotland. The certificate must be less than 12 months old from the start date of the course. A DBS can be accepted if you are on the Update Service - see here for more details. Please note that it may take at least eight weeks for a DBS to be processed and you must hold a valid LTA DBS certificate upon booking.
- Have (or have had) a rating of 6.1 (post 2003) or better, have successfully completed the Coach Readiness Test or have previously completed a Play Test (at a minimum of Grade 1). The Readiness Test can take up to two weeks to be assessed once submitted - please allow sufficient time for this when signing up for the course.
- Hold a valid certificate of competence in either First Aid at Work(FAW), Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW), Paediatric First Aid or will have successfully completed the OFQUAL Level 3 in First Aid.
These courses are delivered by Coach Development Centres.
For dates and venues in your area please visit the course search.
The LTA is committed to ensuring that our qualifications are accessible for all, which is why it is vital that all candidates where possible outline any reasonable adjustments/or special considerations you may require prior to attending the course. Please use this link to outline to the Coach Development Centre, LTA and Course Tutor the additional support needs that you will require on this course in order to maximise your learning.
The final decision made by the LTA Reasonable Adjustment panel cannot be challenged.