Inclusion initiatives and grants

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As part of the LTA's vision of 'Tennis Opened Up' we want to make sure coach qualifications are welcoming and accessible to everyone. We are committed to inclusion and having a diverse workforce, allowing anybody to take their first steps on the LTA's Coaching Qualifications Pathway. To help us achieve this, we have a range of support, opportunities and targeted grant initiatives in place.

Female support and funding

If you are keen to get into coaching, you can access a free female taster course to try things out and see if its right for you. These courses are titled 'Pre-LTA Assistant (Level 1): Taster Course for Females' and can be viewed on the LTA Coach Development Courses page. 

Furthermore, discounted opportunities to qualify may be available with your local Coach Development Centre. If you are interested in a course taking place, you can also contact the Coach Development Centre near you to discuss. 

Disability grants

If you are disabled and/or have a long term health condition, that has lasted more than 12 months, then the LTA can support you on your journey in becoming a tennis coach. The LTA is committed to ‘Opening Up’ tennis with the hope of supporting more disabled people to become part of the future tennis coaching workforce in the UK. The LTA has launched a new Coach Grant Scheme for Disabled People, which will aim to support upto 50% of your course fee at Assistant or Instructor Level and a maximum of £300 at Level 3. If you wish to discuss this support and/or any reasonable adjustment that you may require on any course, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your local Coach Development Centre or the LTA.

Applicants interested in applying for the grant should follow this application link.

Geographical grants

We make available financial support for courses to take place in locations that haven’t had a course take place in a long time. If you are interested in a course taking place, contact the Coach Development Centre near you to discuss

Trainee tutor grants

We make available financial support for newly trained tutors to ensure we have a future supply of quality tutors delivering LTA Qualifications. If you are a recently qualified tutor, contact the Coach Development Centre near you to discuss.