Coaching CPD

Level 3 Tennis Coaching

The Level 3 Coach Qualification is for people who want to work full time within the coaching profession.

Level 3 Tennis Coaching

Course Overview

  • Duration

    Thirteen days plus nine hours coaching experience between each group of three days
  • Dates

  • Venue

    Silksworth Community Pool, Tennis and Wellness Centre, Silksworth Lane, Sunderland, SR3 1PD
  • Cost


The main objectives of this course are to train candidates how to:

  • Coach beginners and improvers in groups and individuals.
  • Organise relevant competitions for beginners and improvers.
  • Understand the basics of business management.

On successful completion of the Coach Qualification candidates should be able to:

  • Motivate and inspire people to play tennis.
  • Organise relevant competitions.
  • Understand the competitive structure in the UK.
  • Effectively use the coaching process and its integral parts to improve player performance.
  • Work on their own with beginners and improvers in groups and individuals.
  • Manage the work of Level 1 and 2 Coaching Assistants.

Course structure

  1. Overview

    The course is 13 days in total, delivered in four 3-day modules. The breaks between modules will be 4-6 weeks to allow coaches time to undertake 27 hours of coaching experience. During the course candidates will need to work with an LTA Licensed Coach as their mentor. This will involve the mentor helping the candidate to improve their coaching skills through work on the action plan provided by the course tutor. The mentor needs to have agreed to work with the candidate before the course begins.

    As part of the Coach Qualification you will spend one day covering The Disability Awareness Course which covers the key information and skills required to be a coach who can deliver tennis sessions to all.

  2. Module One: Days 1,2 and 3

    Introduction to the Coach Qualification includes game situations, tactical intentions, the coaching process and the tools to use to improve players performance, lesson structure, communication and organisation. 4-6 week break for a minimum of nine hours coaching experience with an LTA licensed coach. Work on 1st4sport Level 3 portfolio.

  3. Module Two: Days 4,5 and 6

    Mini-Tennis red, orange and green guidelines, goal setting, principles of practice, skill acquisition, lesson structure. 4-6 week break for a minimum of nine hours coaching experience with an LTA licensed coach. Work on 1st4sport Level 3 portfolio.

  4. Module Three: Days 7,8 and 9

    Lesson structure and coaching process for specific players, physical development, formative assessment, competition. 4-6 week break for a minimum of nine hours coaching experience with an LTA licensed coach. Completion of Level 3 portfolio.

  5. Module Four: Days 10,11 and 12

    Behaviour management, working with players with a disability, running a business, Level 3 final sign off.

  6. Assessment: Day 13

    The course is assessed in two areas:

    1. On court practical coaching assessment of group and individual lessons
    2. Portfolio of evidence to be completed by Day 12

    Candidates must attend all the sessions on the course and pass all elements of the assessment criteria to be successful.

LTA Coach Development Centre

Coach Development Centre

In September 2020 Carnegie Coach Education at Leeds Beckett University became an approved Coach Development Centre for the Lawn Tennis Association. CCE will be one of only 12 centres across the country who are permitted to deliver LTA accredited courses.

Enquire about this course

For more information on this course contact the Coach Education team