LTA Assistant (Level 1)
From July 2021 this qualification will replace the (Level 1) LTA Tennis Coaching Assistant qualification.
This enhanced two-day qualification is ideal for tennis parents, enthusiasts, or keen players looking for the knowledge and skills to support group coaching sessions, alongside a lead Coach.
Learning Outcomes Include
Communication, organisation and differentiation skills for group coaching
Basic tactical, technical, physical and mental development frameworks
Other key assistant skills; from safeguarding to LTA Youth delivery
Typical roles for LTA Assistants
LTA Assistants will be trained to assist a lead Coach at any venue. The course is designed so that sessions run by a lead Coach can be run with higher group numbers, or a session with the same group numbers can be run with higher quality. The course learning outcomes are delivered in the context of beginner level, 10 and under coaching. However, the course covers basic knowledge and skills that are applicable for any age of player and any level of player.
Course Duration & Structure
There are two separate components to LTA Qualifications; Training and Assessment.
Training: The LTA Assistant course consists of two days of face-to-face training time, which are separated by a minimum of 3 weeks (to provide time for 4 hours’ work experience & course work-completion).
Assessment: Final (summative) assessments are conducted during a real-life lesson of your choice, at a tennis venue of your choice. Your assessment will be conducted by the LTA, not inspire2coach, and will need to be booked and paid for separately once you have completed the course.Assessments are recorded by you (using smartphone equipment) and then submitted to the LTA virtually by video upload. The exact procedure for this will be explained to you during the course.
Candidates must fully complete both training days and all coursework tasks before they can book their final assessment. Your assessment will be conducted by the LTA, not inspire2coach, and will need to be booked and paid for separately once you have completed the course.
|LTA Assistant course format at a glance|
|Training - Core days||2 days a minimum of 4 weeks apart, done face to face at the course venue|
|Training - Elective days||Online course work which can be done, before, during or after the core days.|
|Minimum hours coaching experience between modules||4 hours in total|
|Assessment||Booked with the LTA and paid for by you separate from the course, conducted by the LTA once all core and elective days and all course tasks have been completed|
Pre-requisites for the LTA Assistant Course
Our courses have pre-requisites to ensure that the course is right for you. For the LTA Assistant, these are:
- Be 16 years old on or before the first day of the course
- Have a ‘letter of deployment’ signed by your coach or a committee member at the venue where you have your 4 hours’ work-experience organised. If you need support with this, contact us at CoachEd@i2ctennis.co.uk