Who is the Level 1 course for?
The Level 1 tennis coaching course is the starting point for people who want to get into tennis coaching and become a coaching assistant.
How is the course structured?
The course runs over 3 days; normally, two consecutive days with a final day 3-4 weeks later. The course usually runs from 9am to 5pm, but actual times can vary at different venues.
What we will cover (exact days and times may change depending upon the location and needs of the groups):
- Mini Tennis
- Lesson structure
- Basic tactics
- Basic technique
- Initial assessment
- Action plan
- Mini Tennis awards
- On court assessment
- Portfolio assessment
On successful completion of the Level 1 you should:
- Be able to motivate and inspire people to play tennis
- Be able to use effective verbal and non verbal communication skills
- Be able to organise tennis activity constructively and safely
- Be able to plan and deliver a structured lesson using LTA Level 1 coach resources
- Have basic knowledge of tactics, techniques and rules of tennis
- Have a full understanding of the structure of Mini Tennis
Are there any pre-requisites?
If you don’t have an LTA DBS Disclosure you can down load the Deployment letter and arrange to have this signed by the LTA Accredited+ Coach that you will be assisting with your 3 x 1 hour coaching sessions in-between day 2 and day 3 of the course. You can download a copy here.
What does it cost?
The full course cost is £225. Check below to see if you are eligible for a discount.
A discounted course rate of £99 is available for anyone aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31/08/16 who is not in education or is in part-time education in England. You must also be 16, 17 or 18 years old on day 1 of the course you are applying for to qualify for this rate.
Please review our guidance to check if you qualify for government funding.
How to book
Step 1. Check that you have completed the Deployment Letter or have evidence of a valid LTA DBS Disclosure.
Step 2. Choose your course venue.
Step 3. Decide which date you’d like to attend – check that you can attend all 3 dates listed for your chosen course.
Step 4. Book and pay!
We will send you a confirmation email and then prior to the start date we will send you all details relating to the course (including useful information on finding the venue and anything else that you might need to bring on the day).
We run Level 1 coaching across the whole year and at many different venues. All available courses are listed below.
|VENUE||COURSE CODE||COURSE DATES|
|Bolton Arena, Lancashire||BAL2L1/17||9-10 Sep & 15 Oct 2017|
|Wirral Tennis Centre, Cheshire||WTCL1/17||16-17 Sept & 8 Oct 2017|
|Tasker Milward VC School, Haverfordwest, South Wales||TMHL1/17||16-17 Sep & 14 Oct 2017|
|Manor Park, Malvern, Worcestershire||MP3L1/17||23-24 Sep & 15 Oct 2017|
|Redbridge Tennis Centre, Essex||RTC2L1/17||24 Sept, 1 Oct & 5 Nov 2017|
|House of Sport Tennis Centre, Cardiff||HOS2L1/17||7-8 Oct & 11 Nov 2017|
|Grantham Tennis Club, Lincs||GTC2L1/17||7-8 Oct & 5 Nov 2017|
|University of Essex, Colchester||UESL1/17||21 Oct, 28 Oct & 2 Dec 2017|
|Chesterfield Tennis Centre, Derbyshire||CTC2L1/17||28-29 Oct & 26 Nov 2017|
|Deanes School, Benfleet, Essex||DSL1/17||11-12 Nov & 3 Dec 2017|
|University of Warwick Tennis Centre, Coventry||UW3L1/17||25-26 Nov & 17 Dec 2017|