LTA Assistant Coach Development (Manchester)

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16/05/2021 - 13/06/2021
Starts at 10:00
The Northern, Palatine Rd, Manchester, M20 3YA
Price: £240
Event Information


Sunday 16 May 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 30 May 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13 June 09:00 - 17:00


Level 1 - Tennis Coaching Assistant

The level 1 coaching assistant course is the starting point for people who want to get into tennis coaching and become a coaching assistant. It will train people to:

Organise tennis activity constructively and safely.
Plan and deliver a structured lesson under the guidance of an accredited coach.
Have basic knowledge of tactics, techniques and rules of tennis.
Have a full understanding of the structure of Mini Tennis.

Duration and course structure

  • 3 days
  • 3 hours coaching experience

Day One

  • Introduction
  • Mini Tennis
  • Lesson structure
  • Basic tactics
  • Basic technique
  • Feeding
  • Demonstrations

Day Two

  • Organisation
  • Communication
  • Initial assessment
  • Tutorial
  • Action plan
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Mentored experience

Minimum of three hours experience assisting an LTA Accredited or Accredited+ coach during the 3-6 week break. The LTA strongly recommends that a coach has appropriate insurance cover when undertaking supervised experienced hours that are a requirement of the course.

Completion of Level 1 Portfolio.

Day Three

  • Mini Tennis awards
  • On court assessment
  • Portfolio assessment

Course pre-requisites

  • Be a minimum of 16 on the first day of the course.
  • Have a signed letter of deployment from the club where coaching experience will be undertaken or request a letter of deployment from the course provider.
  • Have coaching assistant experience organised before the course starts. For help with this please contact your course provider.

Course assessment

  • On court practical assessment using course materials.
  • Portfolio of evidence.
  • Candidates must attend all the sessions on the course at the same venue and pass all elements of assessment to be successful.


  • If you hold a UKCC endorsed, 1st4sport awarded level 2+ in another sport you can bypass level 1 and take Level 2.
  • If you hold a teaching qualification (PGCE or equivalent) specialising in P.E. then you can bypass level 1 and take Level 2.

For exemption approval you will need to contact 1st4sport directly [email protected], with evidence of your Level 2 from another sport or PE teaching qualification. You should then forward this approval to the provider of the course you wish to attend.

If you have any further questions please e-mail us at [email protected]

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