Club Professional

The Club Professional coaching course prepares coaches to become head coaching professionals at tennis clubs and centres.  The course focuses on coaching tennis and growing a small business.

Participants will further develop their ability to plan and deliver coaching sessions with an increased emphasis on developing tactical skills and analysing and correcting technical skills of intermediate players.

Applying sport sciences, such as sport psychology, nutrition, strength and conditioning, using technology to analyse performance and planning programs for players of all ages are also covered.

The course will provide coaches with the basic tools to grow a small business, such as small business planning and finances, managing risk, providing customer service and customising programs for customers.



Course structure

Module 1 – Developing players

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*
SISSTNS410 Coach stroke production for intermediate tennis players
SISSTNS411 Coach tactics for intermediate tennis players
SISSSCO303 Plan and deliver coaching programs
SISSSCO304 Customise coaching for athletes with specific needs
SISXIND408 Select and use technology for sport, fitness and recreation
SISSSCO306 Provide drugs in sport information
SISSSCO307 Provide nutrition information to athletes
SISSSCO308 Support athletes to adopt principles of sport psychology
SISSSCO409 Work collaboratively with support personnel

Module 2 – Growing your business

BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
BSBSMB402A Plan small business finances
SISXCCS404A  Address client needs
BSBWOR404B  Develop work priorities
 SITXCOM401  Manage conflict

Module 3 – Providing opportunities to play

SISXIND405A Conduct projects
SISXIND409 Organise a sport, fitness and recreation event
BSBRSK401A Identify risk and apply risk management processes
SISXWHS402  Implement and monitor work health and safety policies
 SISXIND410  Coordinate sport, fitness and recreation work teams or groups
SISXCCS402A Coordinate client service

*Participants who have completed the Tennis Australia Junior Development coaching course will receive RPL for these units.

These units are are delivered in the Club Professional coaching course (incorporating SIS40512 Certificate IV in Sport Coaching), delivered in partnership with YMCA Education and Training (RTO number 3979).


Hold a Junior Development coaching qualification for a minimum of two years

Current Tennis Australia Qualified coach member

Minimum age – 18 years

Currently coaching part-time (min of 12 hours per week) or full-time

Have a Tennis Australia Club Professional coach as a supervisor



23 days over 9-10 months


Recommended for:

Junior Development coaches aiming to start a coaching business and become a Head coach at a club/centre and for those who are coaching talented club players


Career outcomes

Tennis Australia Club Professional coach

These coaches are managing a small business, providing a range of coaching programs and services, managing and training staff, liaising with club volunteers and/or local council.  Club Professional coaches may also be coaching talented regional and state level players.


When and where is the next course?

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How do I enrol?

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