LTA Tennis Leaders Course

What is a tennis leader? 

A tennis leader is someone that is able to support the coach and committee with the day to day running of the tennis venue and tennis programme. 

Becoming a tennis leader 

The tennis leaders course is aimed at 11 years plus. The content is suitable for older juniors just starting out on the tennis career pathway, right through to adult volunteers looking to support their local coach, referee or club official. 

Core Module: Introduction to tennis 

Learn the basics of tennis and understand how variations of the game are used to introduce all ages and abilities to the sport. Learn communication and organisational skills and some key on court drills. 

Additional Modules 

  • Volunteering at your tennis venue - you will learn about what makes a successful place to play, understand the different ways of promoting facilities and programmes and learn about the roles of a management team. 
  • Leading a practice session - understand the structure of a hitting session, learn about the different types of feeding and the responsibilities of a practice hitter. 
  • Helping at your school - learn how to organise tennis activity for large groups including informal competition. 
  • Helping at a competition -learn how to score for a Mini Tennis match, how to organise a round-robin match and how you can support your competition organiser or referee. 

On completion of the course, each leader will receive an LTA Tennis Leaders t-shirt and Sport Leaders UK Level 1 certificate to show passing each module.