Development (Level 1)

During the Development Coaching Course (Level 1), participants learn to develop the skills of junior Tennis players through the delivery of the Hot Shots Tennis 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

SISSTNS001 Coach junior players in tennis
SISSSCO004 Plan, conduct and review coaching programs
SISSSCO003 Meet participant coaching needs
SISSSCO005 Continuously improve coaching skills and knowledge
SISSSCO002 Work in a community coaching role

Module 2 – Responsibilities of the coach

BSBPEF301 Organise personal work priorities
HLTAID011 Provide first aid
BSBOPS403 Apply business risk management processes
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
SISXIND009 Respond to interpersonal conflict

These units are delivered in the Development Coaching Course (Level 1) (incorporating SIS30521 Certificate III in Sport Coaching), delivered in partnership with Venture Education (RTO number 32071)



  • Relevant State/Territory Working with Children Check
  • Minimum age – 16 years
  • National Police Check
  • Supervising coach who is at least Club Professional (Level 2) qualified
  • Coaching a minimum of 5 hours per week



Up to 17 days – with the learning journey spread over 6 months


Course fee includes the cost of the Development Coaching Course (Level 1) (incorporating Certificate III in Sport Coaching) $1,541 (inc. GST) plus Tennis Australia Coach Membership* $319 (inc. GST)
Total cost $1,860 (inc. GST).

*Note: Tennis Australia Coach Membership – Successful applicants will receive two years of Trainee Tennis Australia Coach Membership on enrolment and will be upgraded to Qualified Tennis Australia Coach Membership upon successful completion of the qualification.


Recommended for:

  • Trainee coach members
  • Assistant coaches


Career outcomes

Tennis Australia Development Coach (Level 1) – These coaches are responsible for planning and delivering Hot Shots Tennis sessions and programs for players aged 4-14 years.


When and where is the next course?

View the course calendar on our website


How do I enrol?

Click the ‘Enrol Now‘ link is located under the course name on the course calendar. If you have additional questions, please contact the Coach Development Specialist in your state or territory.