LTA Tennis Coach Accreditation – Accredited

Accredited is the basic level of accreditation issued by the LTA to coaches and coaching assistants who meet a range of requirements relating to safety and training. It is an easy way for parents, players and clubs to identify coaches and assistants who meet these standards.

Benefits of being Accredited
  • Promotion of basic standards to parents, players and clubs
  • Public liability and professional indemnity insurance
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Legal guidance
  • Coach secure area
What are the requirements to gain accreditation?

Coaches need to meet the following requirements before they can apply for accreditation: 


Coaches must have at least a tennis coaching or a coaching assistant qualification. The qualification must be one that involved at least 6 hours of learning and/or assessment. Examples of qualifications that meet this standard are: 

  • LTA's tennis assistant and UKCC Level 1 qualifications
  • RPT's streetennis course
  • PTR's tennis teaching essentials

If you hold an LTA qualification, this should already be recorded in our system. If you hold a qualification from another organisation, you will need to tell us about it. If you have any questions about LTA Coach Accreditation, including relevant qualifications, you can email

First Aid Certification

Accredited coaches and coaching assistants are required to hold a valid first aid certificate. If your first aid certificate expires during your accreditation you must renew as soon as possible.

Find out more about first aid certification

Criminal record check

To apply for accreditation, you must have a criminal record check. The criminal record check must have been processed through the LTA within the past 12 months.

Find out more about applying for a criminal record check


The cost of LTA Coach Accreditation is £25.

Purchase accreditation by logging into the coach secure area.

How do I apply?

If you have an eligible qualification, you can apply for accreditation by logging in to your coach area.

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