LTA Assistant (Level 1 Coaching Tennis)


This is a 2 day course running on 06/11/22 and 27/11/22.

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.

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.

There are two separate components to LTA Qualifications; Training and Assessment.

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: The LTA Assistant course does not require a Final Assessment as it is continually assessed throughout the course.

We have some 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 signed ‘letter of deployment’ from the venue where you have your 4 hours’ work-experience organised. If you need support with this, we can help set up your work experience.


Please note that all online modules are expected to be completed by the last date of the course. However, we allow for one further week to give you extra time to submit all online work for marking by your tutor. If work is submitted after this date we will charge a late marking fee of £50. 

The deadline to complete and achieve the full course without having to pay a fee to re-register is one year from the start date.



Price: £250.00

Start Time: 09:00
End Time: 17:00

Start Date: November 6, 2022
End Date: November 27, 2022

University of Essex
University of Essex, Colchester Campus
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester, Essex
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