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WORKSHOPS

Level 1 Workshops

PTR Certification and Education Workshops are the most successful training courses available for tennis teachers and coaches.  More than 300 PTR Workshops are conducted on five continents each year.

Workshop participants have varying backgrounds including: tennis teaching professionals, college coaches, middle and high school coaches, professionals making a career change, league tennis players, parents, etc. All workshops are led by specially trained PTR Clinicians. 

Most International Workshops are organized by a local organizer who will be able to register you and give you all the information you might need: curriculum, times, dates, location, hotel etc…
Most workshops are taught in the local language or a translator.

PTR certification ratings are awarded to those members who pass all parts of the exam.

IMPORTANT: For the Certification Workshop, please review your study materials thoroughly before the event.

This workshop emphasizes the importance of creating a coaching environment in which children can play quickly. The course is divided into two parts: 4 hours of recommended preparation from the Study Guide, followed by a 20 hour on court workshop. The workshop prepares participants for the three-part certification exam. Two parts of the exam (skills and teaching) are administered on court at the completion of the workshop. The remaining part – the online exam – must be submitted within 10 days after the workshop. Costs, times and days can vary by country. This workshop is a pre-requisite for coaches who wish to progress to Level 2 Certification Workshop.

Elements of the Certification Workshop 

  • Communication and organization skills for the coach
  • How to teach basic strokes
  • Basics of skill and game for 10 & Under Players
    • Serve, rally and score
  • Activities to ensure players are learning while they are having fun
  • Information for working positively with parents

The Junior Development Workshop emphasizes the importance of creating a coaching environment in which junior players can learn to play quickly. 
 

Elements of the Certification Workshop 

  • Communication and organization skills for the coach
  • Structure and content of tennis lessons
  • Appropriate games and activities for the age group
    • Play as quickly as possible
  • Appropriate competition for different ages
  • What to teach depending on the 5 playing situations

 

The 24-hour course is divided into two parts: 4 hours of recommended preparation from the Study Guide followed by a 20-hour on-court workshop. The course prepares participants for the three-part certification exam. Two parts are administered at the completion of the workshop with the remaining written test completed online within 10 days following the on-court examination. Costs, times and days can vary by country. This workshop is a pre-requisite for coaches who wish to progress to Level 2 Certification Workshop.

PTR’s Adult Development Certification Workshop is the industry leader in professional tennis teaching. The workshop is conducted primarily on court with emphasis on the fundamentals of teaching group lessons, the development of biomechanically sound strokes, stroke analysis and corrections, and the logistics of organizing group drills. The 20-hour course will prepare members for the three-part certification exam. Certification testing will be administered at the conclusion of the workshop. Current PTR members are encouraged to retest at this time to upgrade their rating. Costs, times and days can vary by country. This workshop is a pre-requisite for coaches who wish to progress to Level 2 Certification Workshop.

Elements of the Certification Workshop

  • To demonstrate and actively learn PTR’s process for group lessons.
  • how/what to teach beginner adults
  • To display and discuss successful stroke analysis and corrections that can be applied to common stroke problems.
  • To demonstrate specialty shot teaching progressions.
  • To focus on qualities essential for successful coaching.
    • Doubles

Level 2 Workshops

The Level 2 Certification Workshop is for coaches who are coaching or who aspire to coach young players ( Under 18 years of age) of potential or young players in the club who want to become high quality tennis players. A minimum NTRP rating of 4.5 is necessary to attend this workshop. Having passed all 3 Level 1 Certifications at the Instructor level is a prerequisite for coaches to take this workshop.

The objective of the workshop is to help coaches create and develop a performance environment in their club so players can develop their potential. Coaches are shown how to plan programs to meet the specific needs young players. The workshop includes coaching, organization and planning skills and is based on a lesson structure recommended for developing potential in young players.

The lesson structure includes appropriate warm up/physical skill development, game development, technical skill (using the age-appropriate parameters) and competitive development in both singles and doubles and cool down. The PTR’s work on age-appropriate development of young players is used extensively and underpins the content of the workshop. The workshop is 50 hours: ten hours pre workshop online modules and home study, followed by the 40 hours on court over 5 days to prepare participants for the certification testing.

  • To learn, create and develop a performance environment
  • To design club programs that meet the needs of all players of potential
  • Physical training and development
  • Biomechanics of the strokes
  • Communication and organization skills
  • Basics of performance technical skills and game development
  • Tactical work depending on the 5 playing situations
  • Age-appropriate competitive skills
  • Doubles
  • Working with parents

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