Tennis Alberta, together with partners The Tennis Professionals Association (TPA) and Tennis Canada, host a series of courses for players looking to start or advance their coach certification.
Tennis Alberta Paid Members (new or renewed in 2022)* are eligible for a 15% discount to use on ONE** of the courses. Discounts will be reimbursed after completion of the course.
All Course participants will be required to sign Tennis Alberta’s Enrolment Terms and Conditions upon registration.
Course information is also available on the TPA website by searching ‘Alberta’, or at the links below with TPA member sign in.
Community Tennis Facilitator Training
This workshop is intended to provide community leaders, volunteers and instructors with the framework to offer quality tennis programs in their community.
Participants will have access through the TPA to a background check, Respect in Sport modules, Quality Standards online modules as well as be a trained Community Tennis Facilitator.
There are currently no Community Facilitator Training Courses scheduled.
COURSE IS FULL
Calgary and Edmonton
May 28 – 29, Jun 24 – 26
Instructors are trained to introduce players to the game using Progressive tennis in group lessons (1.0 – 2.5 level) at tennis clubs, 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.
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):
Club Pro 1
Calgary & Edmonton
Apr 29 – May 1, May 13 – 15, May 27 – 29
Club Professional 1’s are trained with the skills required to become an entry level assistant pro at an indoor facility or community club leader. This course develops the skills and attributes required to deliver private and group lessons (1.0 – 3.5 level), design basic lesson content, run introductory programs (socials, round robins, and tournaments) and provide solid customer service to members.
Minimum Certification Requirement: Instructor
Minimum Age: 17 years
Prerequisites: Minimum level of play: 4.5
*New or renewed paid members in 2022 are eligible for the discount refund. Does not apply to recreational members.
**Members have access to a 15% refund on ONE Coach Course OR Officials Course per year.