During the Junior Development coaching course, participants learn to develop the skills of junior tennis players through the delivery of the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots program.  There is a major focus on planning, delivering and reflecting on coaching sessions and creating positive learning environments for children.  The course covers the Tennis Australia technical and tactical fundamentals, Cardio Tennis, legal and ethical responsibilities of a coach, risk management, program planning, tennis rules, personal development and using technology.


Course structure

Module 1 – Coaching tennis

SISSSCO101 Develop and update
knowledge of coaching practices
SISSSCO202 Coach beginner & novice players
to develop fundamental motor skills
SISSTNS307 Coach red stage tennis players
SISSTNS308 Coach orange stage tennis players
SISSTNS309 Coach green stage tennis players
SISSTNS205 Interpret and apply the rules and regulations of tennis
SISSSDE201 Communicate effectively
with others in a sport environment
SISSSCO304 Customise coaching for athletes with specific needs
SISXFAC207 Maintain sport, fitness and recreation equipment for activities
SISSSCO303 Plan and deliver coaching programs

Module 2 – Responsibilities of the coach

SISXRSK301A Undertake risk analysis of activities
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
SITXCOM401 Manage conflict
ICPMM263C Access and use the internet
SISSCOP202A Develop a personal management plan



Relevant State/Territory Working with Children Check

Minimum age – 16 years

Coaching a minimum of 5 hours per week

Have a Tennis Australia Club Professional coach (or higher qualified) as a supervisor



17 days over 6 months.


Recommended for:

Trainee coach members, assistant coaches.


Career outcomes

Tennis Australia Junior Development coach

These coaches are responsible for planning and delivering ANZ Tennis Hot Shots sessions and programs for players aged 4-14 years.


When and where is the next course?

View the calendar


How do I enrol?

Applications are located in the calendar next to the corresponding course.