County Support for Aspiring Coaches

The LTA has a structured coaching pathway in place that enables coaches to progress from a Level 1 Coaching Assistant to developing players at an elite standard with the Level 5 Master Performance Coach qualification. This structure means that coaches may progress through this pathway as far as they wish and within timescales to suit the individual coach. As each level becomes progressively more intensive, the length of the course, and the costs, increase.

The County recognises that the qualifications require a high degree of commitment from the coach and also appreciates the financial obligations in paying the fees at the start of the course and loss of earnings attending the modules. The County would like to support its coaches to develop individually and increase the quality of tennis coaching for players and clubs in Cheshire.

The Coach Support Scheme has been proposed to assist the coaches with their professional development as well as motivating them to complete the course and share their new expertise across the County. The Scheme will contribute a total of 50% of the cost of the course in return for coaching hours in lieu. Due to financial constraints, not all applicants will be successful but more information may be found in the application forms.

The Application Form for Levels 1 and 2 may be found here.

The Application Form for Levels 3 to 5 may be found here.