The PTR Certified Coach creates an environment that fosters positive tennis experiences, provides opportunities for relative success, and develops a lifetime love for the game.
The Pathway to Becoming a Level 1 Certified Coach
By the end of this course Level 1 Coaches will be able to:
- Plan and organize age and stage appropriate tennis activities for beginner to low intermediate players of all ages
- Apply sound teaching/ coaching principles to deliver safe, enjoyable and effective learning opportunities in which each player achieves relative success
- Use techniques to encourage player reflection and development and utilize self-reflection to explore the effectiveness of their own role
*Note: The Level 1 Virtual Certification requires video submissions*
Level 1 Workshop Schedule
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The Pathway to Becoming a Level 2 Certified Coach
Level 2 is for coaches looking to progress their on-court coaching skills, knowledge, and behaviors. This program is designed for coaches currently in positions of leading group programs and private instructions. Level 2 challenges coaches through a blended education approach of online learning and face-to-face interactions. Coaches pursuing Level 2 certification should expect to devote 4-8 months of personal time towards the pursuit of Level 2 certification.
Level 2 Workshop Schedule
Instructing Wheelchair Tennis
This course is primarily for tennis teachers and coaches to augment their existing PTR certification with the knowledge to teach wheelchair tennis. It provides pros with skills to teach wheelchair players with various physical limitations. The course is also helpful for Physical Therapists and wheelchair players who want to introduce tennis to others for its enjoyment and exercise.
This course is conducted on court and during the PTR Wheelchair Championships so you get “hands-on” training. You have the opportunity to observe and analyze play, specialized equipment, and more.