For part-time coaches, young professionals entering the industry and college players. This course is the ideal starting point for coaching working under a program director assisting in the delivery of sessions.


The PTR Certified Tennis Instructor pathway is your entry point for coaches looking for a foundation to develop essential coaching fundamentals. The PTR Certified Tennis Instructor consists of a combination of online and face-to-face education totaling 20 hours in duration. The introductory skills covering juniors to adults will be an immersion of experiential learning in key topics to improve coaching knowledge, skills and behaviors. 

Topics covered will include:

  • Session structure and organization 
  • Group management 
  • Observation skills
  • Effective explanations
  • Demonstrations 
  • Generating Feedback 
  • Introduction to technical development 
  • Technical interventions
  • Alternative feeding techniques 
  • Competitive games 

Coaches will also be required to complete the following prerequisite programs:

  • Safeguarding (Background/SafePlay)
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Coach Youth Tennis

The PTR Certified Tennis Instructor pathway is for part-time coaches, young professionals looking to enter the industry and college players. This pathway is the ideal starting point for coaches working under a program director assisting in the delivery of sessions.