Foundation Coaching

The Foundation coaching course is suitable for those who would like to begin coaching tennis, or who are currently coaching, under the direct supervision of a qualified tennis coach.

Course participants will have the opportunity to experience Tennis Hot Shots activities for Blue and Red stage players on court using modified balls, racquets, nets and courts appropriate to the developmental needs of these players.

While the majority of the course is conducted on-court, participants will also gain an awareness of their responsibilities as a coach to ensure a safe environment for all tennis participants.


Aim of the course:

To provide course participants with:

  • the opportunity to experience Tennis Hot Shots activities and contemporary coaching methodology; and,
  • an awareness of the legal and ethical responsibilities of a tennis coach.

Learning outcomes:

  • Assist in conducting safe Blue and Red stage Tennis HS activities under the direct supervision of a qualified tennis coach
  • Awareness of contemporary coaching methodology
  • Awareness of the Tennis Australia national policies (e.g., Member Protection policy, child safety guidelines) and the Coaches Code of Conduct


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


5 hours (plus one hour for lunch/breaks)


$135 (incl. GST). Participants aligned with a Tennis Australia qualified coach member are eligible for a 30% discount. The reduced fee will be $95 (incl. GST).

Note: Tennis Australia trainee coach membership is included in the course fee.

Recommended for:

  • Assistant coaches
  • Players in coaching businesses identified by head coaches as potential assistant coaches
  • University students / pre-service teachers
  • Teachers
  • Year 10-12 secondary school students who have an interest in coaching tennis

Career outcomes:

Tennis Australia Foundation coach
A Foundation coach would be working as an assistant coach under the direct supervision of a Tennis Australia qualified coach. They would be assisting with the delivery of ANZ Tennis Hot Shots sessions for Blue and Red stage players.

When and where is the next course?

View the calendar

How do I enrol?

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

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