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.

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.


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. 

Course Facilitator: Suzana Cavalcante

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)

1st Weekend Regrouping:

May 17 – 6:00pm-9:00pm – Zoom

May 18 – 9:00am-5:00pm – Osten & Victor Alberta Tennis Centre

May 19 – 9:00am-5:00pm – Osten & Victor Alberta Tennis Centre

2nd Weekend Regrouping:

May 31 – 6:00pm-9:00pm – Osten & Victor Alberta Tennis Centre

June 1 – 9:00am-5:00pm – Osten & Victor Alberta Tennis Centre

June 2 – 9:00am-5:00pm -Osten & Victor Tennis Centre

Please review the COURSE OVERVIEW before registering.


* A minimum of 15 participants is required for the course to run. 
** All participants are required to sign the Tennis Alberta Course Terms and Conditions

Club Pro 1

Spring 2024 | April 5 – May 5
Calgary & Edmonton

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. Participants are required to complete all on-court weekends to be certified.

Course Facilitators: Ryan Schroffel/ Suzana Cavalcante

Commitment: 9 days

Course Fee: $1,000
*Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodations.

Minimum Age: 17 years

Prerequisites: Minimum level of play: 4.5

Minimum Industry Experience: Candidates must have 150 hours of tennis teaching work experience or if less have passed the Instructor course with honors.

Minimum Certification Requirement: Instructor

Role in Industry: Entry Level Club Professional at year round facility; Club Professional at community or seasonal
facility: Park and Rec Program Leader

Schedule (Orientation & Three On-Court Weekends):

March 29: 6:00-8:00 PM – Online

Weekend 1: Osten & Victor Alberta Tennis Centre, Calgary
April 5: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
April 6: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
April 7 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Weekend 2: Royal Glenora Club, Edmonton
April 19: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
April 20: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
April 21: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Weekend 3: Osten & Victor Alberta Tennis Centre, Calgary
May 3: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
May 4: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
May 5: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Terms and Conditions: Tennis Alberta requires all participants to complete the Course Terms & Conditions in order to be fully registered in the course.



** a minimum of eight (8) registrants is required for this course