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.

Tennis Alberta will be presenting three Instructor Courses:

Instructor Course UNDER 18 ONLY
Calgary – Osten & Victor Alberta Tennis Centre
Date: April 30-May 2, 2021 & May 14-16, 2021
Instructor: Nick Coutts

Instructor Course 
Edmonton – 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. 

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

Commitment: 5 days
Minimum Age: 16 years (may take course at 15 years and be evaluated but can only be certified on or after 16th birthday)
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)

***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. 


Photo: Don Voaklander, Edmonton Junior Tennis Society