Become a Tennis Coach
January 2, 2017
Tennis Coach Certification and Pro Management
In tennis, as in any sport, the role of the coach is an important one. A good coach not only can get others interested in playing a sport, but also plays an important role in motivating players and teaching the skills that a player will use for a lifetime. The best coaches also serve as role models and demonstrate the behaviors that players will want to emulate.
You don’t need to be a top player to be a great coach – all you need is a passion for the sport and a desire to share that passion with others.
Coaching can be tremendously rewarding, and there are countless opportunities to coach. You can introduce kids and adults to tennis in parks, schools or community courts; you can coach at a camp or in an after-school program. Many high schools and middle schools look for qualified coaches, as do programs such as Junior Team Tennis. ADVERTISEMENT Maybe you’re just looking to get your kids or grandkids started in the game.
Whatever your aim, if you have an interest in becoming a coach or improving your coaching skills, the USTA can help.
Coach Youth Tennis
Whether you’re just learning to be a coach or you’re looking to fine-tune your coaching skills, the Coach Youth Tennis program offers a variety of informative and fun on-court and at-home workshops for coaches working with players of all ages. These interactive workshops encourage participants to learn by doing. Sign up for Coach Youth Tennis on the USTA's Learning Management System.
Take your coaching ambitions to the next level by becoming a certified professional. You can get certified by the professional tennis teaching organization, the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA).
Click here to learn more about becoming certified through the USPTA.
Professional Tennis Management
If you’re looking to become a coach, or simply want a career in tennis, Professional Tennis Management programs can be a great place to start. A growing number of universities currently offer PTM programs. Click here for more info.