LTA Youth: A fresh approach to tennis coaching for children aged 4 to 18

What is it?

Building on the success of Tennis for Kids, LTA Youth is a fresh, modern and comprehensive coaching programme for children aged 4 - 18 years. Coaches will be able to access a suite of videos and session plans for all stages of player development with world class content.

Why has it been developed?

LTA Youth will help make tennis more relevant, accessible, welcoming and enjoyable for more children. We know that the younger a child picks up a tennis racket, the more likely they are to continue to play throughout their lives. Sessions need to be fun, dynamic and provide children with a sense of progression.

How will it work?

There are many qualities to LTA Youth including a ‘player centred approach’ and ‘skill based development’. All content is underpinned by a comprehensive competency framework and guiding principles. By using a game based play with appropriate challenges and regular competition, LTA Youth will help retain more players as they progress through the stages.

Complete the online training course now

  • If you attended a LTA Youth coach training day in March (prior to lockdown) you do not have to complete this course. However, you are very welcome.
  • If you did not attend one of the LTA Youth coach training days then you must complete this online training prior to completing additional practical training.
  • More information on the practical training will follow shortly.

Note - The format for the practical training is yet to be confirmed and requires further government guidance. We will release further information on completing this component of the training once details are finalised.

Book onto LTA Youth online training

FAQs

Which coaches can complete the LTA Youth training? Which coaches can complete the LTA Youth training? addremove

All coaches with a tennis coaching qualification are welcome to complete the training. We would like as many coaches as possible to understand the programme and its benefits.

Who can deliver LTA Youth? Who can deliver LTA Youth? addremove

Level 2 - 5 Accredited and Accredited+ coaches will be able to deliver LTA Youth.

Level 1 Accredited coaches will be able to assist.

Coaches should ensure they are adhering to the insurance guidelines and refer to our FAQs for further information.

Will all coaches need to attend training to deliver LTA Youth? Will all coaches need to attend training to deliver LTA Youth? addremove

Yes, coaches will need to complete both the online and practical training before they can start delivering the programme.

What if I can't attend any training this time round? What if I can't attend any training this time round? addremove

Further training opportunities will be made available throughout the year. We would recommend you keep checking the LTA course search page.

What if I can't find a suitable date for the practical training? What if I can't find a suitable date for the practical training? addremove

Further training opportunities will be made available throughout the year. We would recommend you keep checking the LTA course search page.