COACHES/ORGANIZERS

Become a Coach

The coach plays the most important role in motivating a player and teaching the skills that a player will have for a lifetime.  Coaches serve as role models and demonstrate the behaviors that players will emulate.  Coaching new students is tremendously rewarding. Any successful coach has a plan and a base of knowledge that will help players improve their skills, have fun and develop a love of the game.  If you have an interest, the USTA can help you get started as a coach in your area.
 
Opportunities
  • Start your kids or grandkids at home
  • Teaching introductory courses in parks, schools or community courts
  • Coaching in a camp
  • Coaching after school programs
  • USTA Jr. Team Tennis coach
  • Middle school coach
  • High school coach

The USTA offers excellent on-court workshops for coaches working with beginning through intermediate players. These workshops are interactive, fun and participants learn by doing.  They are conducted in a group atmosphere by a highly trained and entertaining teaching professional.  These are excellent for anyone coaching beginning through intermediate players, teams or players with special needs.
 
The 10 and Under Tennis on-court workshop is a 3.5-hour workshop designed for coaches and teachers working with children ages 10 and under. The workshop covers the characteristics of children ages 5-6, 7-8 and 9-10 and provides age-specific activities for athletic development, warm up, skill development, games and take-home activities. It is also presented using the specifications for 10 and Under Tennis, including age appropriate balls, courts, nets, racquets and scoring.
 
No-Cut School Tennis Teams play a critical role in growing tennis by allowing students of all abilities to join a team representing their school. This opportunity helps create well rounded student athletes, develops leadership and teaches responsibility.
 
High School No-cut tips and suggestions
  • How to manage large groups on limited courts
  • Practices for large groups
  • How coaches determine a starting line-up
  • Fundraising tips
  • How to involve large numbers of players into match situations
  • Fielding competitive teams
 
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