Level 4 - Tennis Senior Club Coach Qualification

The level 4 senior club coach qualification is aimed at coaches who will either be managing a section of a commercial club or running a team of coaches in a park or a members' club. On successful completion of the senior club coach qualification coaches will be able to:

  • Manage a team of coaches.
  • Working effectively with tennis participants from mini tennis red to adult competition.
  • Understand advanced tactical and technical skills.

Duration of the course

  • 5 modules of 3 days plus 1 assessment day. 

Course Structure 

Module one:

Days 1, 2 & 3

  • Terminology.
  • Coaching process.
  • Observation and analysis.
  • Business management.

4-6 week break to work on portfolio.

Module two:

Days 4, 5 & 6

  • Goal setting.
  • Principles of technique.
  • Stages of learning.
  • Feeding skills.

4-6 week break to work on Portfolio.

Module three:

Days 7, 8 & 9

  • Decision making.
  • Doubles tactics.
  • Mini Tennis progressions.
  • Working with U10s.

4-6 week break to work on Portfolio.

Module four:

Days 10, 11 & 12

  • Development stage.
  • Training sessions.
  • Strength and conditioning.
  • Careers in tennis.

4-6 week break to work on portfolio.

Module five:

Days 13, 14 & 15

  • Effective communication in coaching.
  • Mental skills.
  • Schools coaching.
  • Group training sessions.

Course pre-requisites

  • Hold either the coach qualification, club coach qualification, performance coach qualification, DCA or a non LTA qualification awarded with the NVQ level 2 in coaching, teaching and instructing tennis.
  • Be an Accredited+ coach.
  • Have (or have had) a rating of 5.1 or better or successfully complete a play test grade 2.
  • Coaching experience will be required as agreed with the course tutors. 

Cost of the course

The cost of the senior club coach course will vary depending on course provider.

How to apply

Senior club coach courses are delivered by coach education centres.

For dates and venues in your area please visit the course search.

Reasonable adjustments are available and encompass any arrangements made prior to the delivery of a qualification, course or workshop to reduce the effect of a permanent, long-term or temporary disability, a learning difficulty, long term illness or permanent disability that places a learner at a substantial disadvantage.

Reasonable adjustments are required to be authorised by 1st4sport and the centre where you are applying to take your qualification.  Please contact the centre directly to arrange this.

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