Tennis Australia Coaching Pathway

Tennis Australia offers a comprehensive coach education pathway for current and prospective tennis coaches. The pathway includes short courses catering for beginning coaches and volunteers through to nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications which provide further training for more experienced coaches. Tennis Australia is committed to developing a strong coaching workforce through the provision of relevant quality training to coaches who drive the sport in clubs and centres across the country.


Tennis Australia’s courses are the only tennis coaching courses officially recognised by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and the Australian Sports Commission (ASC).

Nationally recognised VET qualifications

Through Tennis Australia’s collaboration with the Registered Training Organisation (RTO), course participants are able to enrol to undertake the Community Coaching course as a nationally recognised SISSS0051 Community Coach – Tennis skill set, the Junior Development course as a nationally recognised SIS30713 Certificate III in Sport Coaching qualification and the Club Professional course as a SIS40512 Certificate IV in Sport Coaching.

Through our collaboration with the RTO, DeakinPrime, Master Club Professional course participants are able to enrol with DeakinPrime to undertake the nationally recognised BSB51107 Diploma of Management.

Eligible coaches enrolled in these courses may be able to access federal or state government subsidies.  There is now an opportunity for Head Coaches to provide training to their employees through an Australian Apprenticeship.