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Instructor Course


Instructor Courses and certification is the first level of the Tennis Canada’s “Recreation – Tennis for Life” certification stream, focusing on the LTAD Stage 2 “FUNdamentals”. This course is for anyone interested in the competencies required to introduce starter players to the game of tennis. Instructors are trained to use Progressive tennis in group lessons (1.0 – 2.5 level) at parks, community courts and in school gyms. The mission of instructor course is to develop instructors who will stimulate players’ growth and retention, and promote tennis as a sport for life, by delivering a quality tennis program.

Commitment: 5 days
Cost: $590
Minimum Age: 16 years (may take course at 15 years and be evaluated but can only be certified on or after 16th birthday)
Prerequisites: Minimum level of play: 3.0
Role in Industry: Beginning Instructor (Summer Camps, Park and Rec, Seasonal Clubs)
To maintain active certified professional status: TPA membership in addition to professional development every 4 years (or another certification course)

Schedule (both weekends):

Friday: 6:30pm-10pm
Saturday: 9pm-5pm
Sunday: 9pm-5pm

***Delivery of course will depend on COVID restrictions. Min. 8 candidates enrolled for each course to proceed. Registrants are encouraged to register for the course in their area. 

Calgary – Osten & Victor Alberta Tennis Centre
Date: April 30- May 2, 2021 & May 14-16, 2021
Instructor: Nick Coutts



Location to be announced
Date: July 23-25, 2021 & August 6-8, 2021*
Instructor: Ryan Schroffel
*In case of inclement weather a make-up weekend is scheduled for August 13-15.

Osten & Victor Alberta Tennis Centre
Date: July 23-25, 2021 & August 6-8, 2021
Instructor: Nick Coutts