A Club Professional coach is able to plan and deliver a range of coaching programs for beginners through to advanced players across the lifespan. These coaches have expertise in a number of areas including: developing players, planning and delivering competitions and managing a business.
Club Professional coaches may work a variety of roles at clubs, centres schools or academies. Some coaches work primarily on-court in a coaching role. Others are Head coaches, leading a coaching team, combining on-court coaching with off-court responsibilities. A number of Club Professional coaches focus on developing Talent Development players. Others are Business Operators, managing a business and/or a venue. The Club Professional coaching course prepares coaches to perform these roles.
To cater for the individual needs of our course participants and where they are in their coaching journey, the course consists of ten core units and two elective streams – Talent Development and Business Development. All coaches complete the core units and then can select a number of elective units from one or both elective streams which best suit their needs.
|C2||Plan programs and competitions|
|C3||Plan and deliver inclusive coaching|
|C4||Plan and deliver Tennis for Schools program|
|C5||Plan social play|
|C6||Provide advice about equipment (1)|
|C7||Provide parent engagement and education|
|C8||Manager personal well-being|
|C9||Prepare to manage a business|
|C10||Identify risk and apply risk management processes / implement and monitor work health and safety policies|
Elective units – Business Development
|BD1||Manage and develop staff|
|BD2||Prepare a marketing plan|
|BD3||Develop a business website|
|BD4||Prepare a small business plan|
|BD5||Establish systems that support innovation|
|BD6||Prepare business policies and procedures|
|BD7||Conduct a tennis event|
|BD8||Prepare to be a good contract partner|
|BD9||Prepare a lease application|
|BD10||Prepare a tender application|
Elective units – Talent Development
|TD1||Coach high performing players aged 8-14 years|
|TD2||Analyse stroke production of high performing junior players|
|TD3||Analyse matches and plan for improvement|
|TD4||Implement physical conditioning activities|
|TD5||Support players to prevent injuries|
|TD6||Provide nutrition information to players|
|TD7||Support players to develop psychological skills for tennis|
|TD8||Support parents of high performing players|
|TD9||Provide advice about equipment (2)|
Hold a Junior Development coaching qualification for a minimum of two years
Be a Tennis Australia qualified coach member
Be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of the course
Be currently coaching either full time or part-time
Hold a current first aid certificate (which has included CPR certification)
Have a Tennis Australia Club Professional coach as a supervisor
Maintain a suitable physical fitness level to complete the practical components of the course.
If you have any concerns about this component please contact the Course Coordinator to discuss.
Course participants will have 18 months from the start date to complete units totalling 16 credit points.
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
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?
How do I enrol?
Applications are located in the course calendar next to the corresponding course.