A great way to start your coaching journey, the Community coaching course is suitable for those who would like to begin coaching tennis, or who are currently coaching, under the guidance of a qualified tennis coach. This course trains coaches to develop the skills of junior tennis players with a focus on the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots program.

The majority of time during the course is spent on-court with participants actively learning to deliver coaching sessions where players serve, rally and score using modified balls, racquets, nets and courts appropriate to the developmental needs of junior players.

The Community coaching course is a nationally recognised Tennis Community Coach skill set consisting of five units of competency which provide credit towards a SIS20512 Certificate II in Sport Coaching.

Course structure

The course consists of five units:

SISSSCO101 Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices
SISSSCO202 Coach beginner & novice players to develop fundamental motor skills
SISSSDE201 Communicate effectively with others in a sport environment
SISSTNS204 Conduct red stage tennis activities
SISSTNS206 Develop and update knowledge of tennis development programs


  • Relevant State/Territory Working with Children Check
  • Minimum age – 16 years



The course is four days in duration with the majority of time spent on-court participating in activity-based learning.


Recommended for:

  • Trainee coach members
  • Assistant coaches
  • Teachers
  • Parents
  • Volunteers


Career outcomes

Tennis Australia Community coach
These coaches are responsible for delivering ANZ Tennis Hot Shots sessions for players aged 4-12 years under the guidance of a Head coach.


When and where is the next course?

View the course calendar here


How do I enrol?

To enrol in the Tennis Australia Community Coaching Course please contact the Coach Development Coordinator in your state or territory. Contact Us