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Upcoming Tennis Instructor Course at Hillcrest Sports Centre

Sep 03, 2020
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Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan – The Hillcrest Sports Centre will be hosting an upcoming National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Instructor Course during two weekends this fall: September 25-27 and October 16-18. The Instructor Course is the first level of the Tennis Canada’s “Recreation – Tennis for Life” certification stream. Registration must be completed online and will be on a first entry basis. If you are interested in promoting the sport of tennis in Saskatchewan by delivering quality tennis programming, sign up for this course by September 21, 2020! The full details are below:

NATIONAL COACHING CERTIFICATION PROGRAM (NCCP) Tennis Instructor Course
September 25-27, 2020 and October 16-18, 2020
Hillcrest Sports Centre, 1599 Main Street North, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Course Facilitator: Denise Fernandez, Regina

Tennis Saskatchewan administers the Tennis Instructor Course and the Club Pro 1 Course of the Tennis Canada / National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).  Applicants must complete all pre-requisites before moving on to the next level.  Registration is to be completed on-line – first entry basis.  All fees must be paid in advance.  VISA and MasterCard are accepted. Click here to register.

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, tennis attire, pen & paper and mandatory printed material.

For further information, please contact Tennis Saskatchewan at 306-780-9410 or email at tennissask@sasktel.net. 

COURSE INFORMATION

Cost $350.00 (on-line registration only)

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).  For further information, please contact the Tennis Saskatchewan office at 306-780-9410

Entry Deadline: September 21, 2020 (Pre-registration required)

Minimum Age: All candidates must be turning 16 years of age or older at least one year after the course start date

Please note that those candidates who are 15 years old turning 16 within 1 year of the course can do all in-course testing. However, even if they have successfully completed all of the course elements, they won’t receive their Tennis Instructor certificate until their 16th birthday.

Play Level: To complete the Demonstration Evaluation, candidates need to have a play level of at least 3.0 on the Tennis Canada “Play Tennis” – Self Rating Guide

Certification is comprised of knowledge, leadership/professionalism,  demonstration, teaching and Making Ethical Decisions evaluations.

Pre-course E-Learning Modules must be completed before the course starts (approx. 3 – 4 hours needed to complete).

Instructors are trained to introduce players to the game using Progressive tennis in group lessons (1.0 – 2.5 level) at tennis clubs, parks, community courts and in school gyms. The mission of instructor course is to develop instructors who will stimulate players’ retention and growth, and promote tennis as a sport for life, by delivering a quality tennis program.

Commitment: 5 days

Prerequisites: Minimum level of play: 3.0 (Tennis Canada “Play Tennis” – Self Rating Guide)

Role in Industry: Beginning Instructor (Summer Camps, Park and Rec, Seasonal Clubs)

To maintain active certified professional status: TPA membership in addition to professional development every 4 years (or another certification course)

Equipment: Bring your racquet, note pad & pens and the mandatory Instructor course printed documents.

Attire: Proper tennis attire is required for the duration of the course (i.e. non-marking soles, track suits and proper tennis shirts, shorts or skirts).

Meals: Participants are responsible for their own meals (breaks provided).

Accommodation: Participants are responsible for their own accommodation.

Attendance: 100% attendance is required to be eligible to be evaluated.

To maintain active certified professional status: TPA membership in addition to professional development every 4 years (or another certification course).

Click here to visit the Tennis Saskatchewan Coaching page