Level 5 - Master Club Tennis Coach Qualification

About the course

The MCC travels around the country, visiting the National Tennis Centre, Loughborough University, and Grantham and West Bridgford Tennis Clubs, showcasing different venues and their coaching programmes.  The course encompasses an even split between off court and on court sessions delivered by the course tutors and a range of guest speakers to inspire and improve your coaching and business knowledge.  Successful candidates will also gain the 1st4sport qualification in Workforce Mentoring.

 On completion of the course a Master Club Coach will be trained to:

  • Deliver on court sessions of the highest quality to all club members
  • Design, implement and evaluate the process and outcome of club programmes
  • Display leadership skills to create and manage change in dynamic club environments
  • Mentor a team of coaches to ensure delivery of a quality programme.

Duration of the course

9 months of course contact time (September 2018 – May 2019).  Full course completion typically takes between 1-2 years.

2018/2019 Dates

N.B. You must be able to attend all of the course dates.  Please be aware that these dates are provisional and may be subject to change. 

  • 11/12/13 September 2018 at Grantham Tennis Club, Lincolnshire
  • 4/5/6 November 2018 at Loughborough University 
  • Early December 2018 (tbc) at the National Tennis Centre, Roehampton
  • 29/30/31 January 2019 at the National Tennis Centre, Roehampton
  • 27/28 Feb 2019 at West Bridgford Tennis Club, Nottingham
  • 14/15 May 2019 at Grantham Tennis Club, Lincolnshire

Course structure

Five modules plus assessments.

Module one (days 1, 2 & 3)

Foundation Module:

  • On court overview of coaching methodology
  • Introduction to coaching at Level 5
  • Off-court exposure to tennis leaders across the industry

Module two (days 4,5 & 6)

Tactics & Technique:

  • Observation, analysis, teaching with PAS
  • Technical checklist and effectiveness
  • Development of hand skills
  • Practical Interventions
  • Increasing awareness of singles and doubles tactics

Module three (days 7, 8 & 9)           

Business Module:

  • Branding
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Finance topics

Module four (days 10, 11 & 12)                   

Case Study Module:

  • Teaching and training principles
  • Working with adult groups
  • Practical interventions

Module five (days 13 &14)          

Mentoring Module:

  • Mentoring principles and application
  • Introduction to mentoring project
  • On court development of group teaching and training
Pre - Assessment: (day 15)
  • Final assessment preparations
Assessment: (day 16)
  • Final assessment

(+ 5 days of placements)

Candidates will undertake three main personal studies during the course:

Area of interest:

This will be a project based around the candidate’s particular area of interest and will culminate in the development of a coach education resource to benefit British Tennis in the future.  

Performance tennis placement:

All candidates will be required to spend a minimum of three days in a performance tennis environment. This can be either in the UK or abroad.

Non-tennis placement:

Candidates will also need to complete a minimum of two one-day placements.  One of the two placements will be in a sporting environment, whilst the other must not be sport related. 

Course pre-requisites

  • Hold the LTA Senior Club Coach qualification, Senior Performance Coach qualification or equivalent
  • Be an Accredited+ coach
  • Have (or have had) a rating of 5.1 or better, or successfully complete a play test grade 2.
  • Hold or have held a position as Head Coach.

View the Level 5 MCC application page for information on the application criteria. 

Cost of the course

£1,500 payable in advance.

Coaches are responsible for arranging their own transport and accommodation.

How to apply

Applications for the 2018/2019 have now closed. Please register your interest for the 2019/20 course using the expression of interest form on the right hand side. 

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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