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

UPDATE: ALL LTA YOUTH JUNIOR PROGRAMME TRAINING SESSIONS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

Training for coaches to take place across England, Scotland and Wales during February, March and April.

What is it?

Building on the success of Tennis for Kids, this spring will see the launch of a fresh, modern and comprehensive coaching programme for children aged 4 - 18 years. The programme will deliver a clear, compelling and engaging offer that parents and kids can relate to and understand. Coaches will be able to access a suite of videos and session plans for all stages of player development with world class content. The programme will be supported by an engaging marketing campaign developed by a professional creative agency.

Why has it been developed?

LTA Youth will help to make tennis relevant, accessible, welcoming and enjoyable for more children. Underpinned by insight 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 focus on personal development.

How will it work?

The programme is designed to capture children’s imaginations by using game based play, appropriate challenges and introducing them to competition while focusing on developing their skills. It is for all levels and will get more children trying tennis through LTA Youth Tennis for Kids and playing, staying and competing in tennis.

Book onto a FREE training course now

Coaches who attended a Coach Forum in 2019 will have a seen a small preview of LTA Youth content. Training for coaches will take place across England, Scotland and Wales during February, March and April.

Book onto LTA Youth training

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

All coaches with a tennis coaching qualification are welcome to attend 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 the face to face 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.

Will there be online training available like there was for LTA Youth Tennis for Kids? Will there be online training available like there was for LTA Youth Tennis for Kids? addremove

Based on coach insight collated in 2019, the feedback is that although online training is beneficial as an additional support to coaches, the preference is for face-to-face training.

There will be bolt on online modules available for further training on specific programme topics e.g. LTA Youth Matchplay. Some of these modules will be compulsory to be able to deliver elements of LTA Youth.