Choosing a Coach

Choosing a coach for yourself or your child isn’t easy. So we’ve put together a list of a few things that you should keep in mind when selecting a coach.

Are they a member?

Is the coach a Tennis Australia coach member? All Qualified Tennis Australia coach members are qualified, insured and screened.

Qualifications: does the prospective coach have a recognised coaching qualification?

Insurance: does the coach hold public liability and professional indemnity insurance to protect themselves against legal action?

Screening: has the coach undergone a working with children check or a national police certificate?

Are they experienced?

Does the coach have previous experience as a tennis coach? Also, does the coach offer a wide range of services for all ages and standards, from beginners through to High Performance.

Coaching lessons

Following are some examples of classes that a coach may provide:

  • a modified skill development program (aged 4–7 years)
  • ANZ Tennis Hot Shots for children (aged 5–12 years)
  • junior coaching (private and group lessons) (7–10 years)
  • junior coaching (private and group lessons) (10–12 years)
  • junior coaching (private and group lessons) (12–15 years)
  • junior squad training (12–17 years)
  • junior coaching (private and group lessons) (15–17 years)
  • junior coaching (private and group lessons) (17+ years)
  • adult coaching (private and group lessons).

Need to find a coach?

If you’d like to get in contact with your closest Tennis Australia Coach member, search for one now.