LTA INSTRUCTOR

LTA Instructor Course

This enhanced five day qualification, is ideal for those looking to build on the coaching foundations of LTA Assistant/Level 1, enabling you to lead (not assist) in the delivery of group coaching.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Develop more advanced skills in communication and organisation
  • Have introductory knowledge of ‘observation and analysis’ of players
  • Be able to provide general coaching advice across physical, mental, tactical, and technical domains
  • Plan and deliver structured lessons from official LTA Adult and Junior coaching products e.g., Cardio Tennis, Tennis Xpress, LTA Youth
  • Understand basic principles of skill acquisition, safeguarding and player development.

Typical deployment

  • LTA Instructors will be trained to lead group coaching at any venue. The course learning outcomes are delivered in the context of beginner and intermediate group coaching, across adults and juniors.  However, the course covers basic knowledge and skills that are applicable for any age of player and any level of player.  LTA instructors will typically be deployed as part of a large programme, schools out-reach initiative, leisure centres, or smaller venues that do not have an LTA Coach (Level 3) available.

COST OF THE COURSE:

£375.00

AVAILABLE DATES & VENUES:

16th January, 12th & 13th February, 6th March 2022
James Alexander Barr Tennis Centre

5th March, 2nd & 3rd April, 8th May 2022
Swansea Tennis Centre

17th September, 15th & 16th October, 6th November 2022
Cardiff Met University

11th September, 8th & 9th October, 13th November 2022
Wrexham Tennis Centre

Courses run from 9am – 5pm on all dates.

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To book this course you must meet all of the pre-requisites. See below for more detail.

*Please be aware that in order to complete this course you may have to also pay for the following:

  • Readiness Test
  • Elective Module
  • Summative Test

DURATION AND COURSE STRUCTURE

There are two separate components to LTA Qualifications; Training and Assessment.

Training: 

The LTA Instructor course consists of five days of face to face training time, which are separated by a minimum of four weeks (to provide time for 10 hours’ work experience & course work-completion). At LTA Instructor, the five days of learning are split into core and elective days. There are four days of core training and one day of elective (coaches choose what specialisation they do for their fifth day). Core and elective training is booked (and paid for) separately.

Assessment:

Final assessments are conducted during a real-life lesson of your choice, at a tennis venue of your choice.  Assessments are recorded by you (using smartphone equipment) and then submitted virtually by video upload. For more details please see the Assessments page.

COURSE PRE-REQUISITES

  • Candidates must fully complete five training days (core and elective) and all coursework tasks before they can book their final assessment
  • Hold a valid LTA DBS – Apply for a DBS
  • Candidates must fully complete five training days (core and elective) and all coursework tasks before they can book their final assessment in sequence.
  • Hold a valid certificate of competence in either First Aid at Work (FAW) Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW), Paediatric First Aid (PFA) or have successfully completed the OFQUAL Level 3 in First Aid prior to assessment. This is to ensure you are safe to practice upon qualifying.
  • A current or previous rating of 7.1 or higher or successfully complete a readiness test.  The readiness test can take up to 2 weeks to complete – please allow sufficient time to complete.  The test must be uploaded and sent to the LTA Assessor team.  LTA Instructor Readiness test

EXEMPTIONS

You are eligible to bypass the Level 2 qualification if you meet ALL of the criteria set out below:

  • If you have or have previously had an ATP or WTA singles or doubles world ranking; OR if you have previously had an ITF wheelchair singles or doubles world ranking in the top 10 in the last 5 years; and
  • If you have a written recommendation from your Level 1 tutor that you have the skills (in their opinion) to bypass the Level 2 course; and
  • Internal approval from either the LTA coaching department (for non-disabled coaches only) or the Disability Performance Team (for coaches with a disability only).

HOW TO APPLY

To book a place on this course simply click on the button below, choose a suitable date / location and then complete the registration form and payment section:

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