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
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: There is no end of course assessment on the LTA Assistant course. However, you will be required to complete a number of tests and tasks during the course which will assess your learning as you progress.
|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|
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
How to Book
Qualification Training is booked and paid via inspire2coach