Tennis Saskatchewan will be hosting a Tennis Instructor Course this spring. The course will take place May 4th – 6th and May 11th – 13th, with both regroupings taking place at the Regina Sportsplex. Times for the course will be 5:30pm-9:30pm Friday and 8:30am-5:00pm Saturday/Sunday (Candidates must attend the entire course to be considered for certification). The course will be facilitated by Colin Latchford.
For more information about the course, please contact Colin by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To register for the course, please follow the instructions at the following link: Regina Instructor Course – Register Now
Here’s more information about the Tennis Instructor Course:
Applicants must complete all pre-requisites before moving on to the next level. Registration is online only (link above), on a first pay – first entry basis. All fees must be paid in advance. A minimum of 6 participants (per course) will be required for a course to proceed. Participants should come prepared to participate, both on-and-off-court – please bring your racquet.
Course Fees are $350.00 / participant (includes a membership in the “Tennis Professionals Association” through to the end of 2018) – Tennis Saskatchewan Affiliated Club Members may be eligible to receive financial assistance to offset some of the registration fee and course-related expenses (some conditions apply).
What is the Instructor Course?
The Instructor course (NCCP Context: Instructor – Beginner) is the first level of the Tennis Canada’s “Recreation – Tennis for Life” certification stream, focusing on the LTAD Stage 2 “FUNdamentals”.
Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone interested in the competencies required to introduce starter players to the game of tennis. Instructors are trained to use Progressive Tennis in group lessons (1.0 – 2.5 level) at parks, community courts and in school gyms. This course develops the leadership skills of an enthusiastic instructor who organizes practice and play, makes tennis accessible and simple to learn, and promotes friendships that support the growth and retention of starter players.
What will I learn?
The Instructor’s role in our tennis community is critical. For tennis to grow and for players to stay in the game, they need to experience enjoyment and improvement. In this course, you will experience and develop the qualities associated with a positive, motivating leader. As well, you will be trained to scale and modify the game your students can experience success with activities that challenge them with the right skills and play for their level. More specifically, you will learn to:
Lead and communicate effectively
Manage play and practice environments
Follow a process for making ethical decisions consistent with the Tennis Canada Code of Ethics.
Criteria for Entrance / Course Prerequisites
How will I be evaluated?
There are 4 (four) categories of competencies candidates must complete to achieve Instructor certification:
In addition, candidates are required to complete the Coaching Association of Canada’s Making Ethical Decisions Instructor stream online evaluation.
Candidates must achieve a “met standard” rating on all of the evaluations to be certified. If candidates achieve an “incomplete” rating on any evaluations, they must re-take that evaluation (or in the case of the knowledge evaluation workbook components, complete them). If they receive an “incomplete” on 3 or more of the 4 evaluations (1, 2, 3, 4), they must re-take the entire course at full price.
Candidates have 18 months from the date of their original course to complete all evaluations; otherwise, they must re-take the entire course at full price.
Instructors are trained
For more information about the Tennis Instructor Course and other coaching courses, check out our Coaching Page.