Club & coach relationships
Clubs and coaches are key components of the tennis sector and must work in harmony to deliver coaching programmes that open tennis up across the nation. Successful collaboration creates a positive club culture along with financial gains, and this all starts with understanding the benefits, options and best practice.
Besides choosing the right operating and payment model, clubs and coaches also need to comply with the legalities of staffing and managing coaching programmes.
The LTA has produced this practical self-service guide to enable facilities to develop a solid strategy that serves club, coach and community.
There are a number of different ways in which the club can work with a coach (or coaches) to design and deliver a coaching programme. The following case studies highlight the pros and cons of the three most popular coaching programme models used by clubs in Britain.
This may also provide new ideas for restructuring or reviewing an existing programme.
Discover a wide range of resources to help you find what you need to run your tennis club effectively.
Below you can watch our Coach Deployment Principles webinar.
Explore some case studies of local tennis clubs that've worked with coaches to drive success:
- Ipswich Sports Club: 'A club and coach relationship driving tennis success'
- Ackworth Tennis Club: 'A winning combination: How coach and volunteer collaboration turned a club around'
- Cowbridge Tennis Club: 'Engaging the local community with easy access to fantastic tennis'