Tennis Saskatchewan will be running a Tennis Instructor Course from March 22-24 & April 5-7, 2019. The course will take place at Lakewood Indoor Tennis Centre in Saskatoon and will be facilitated by Tennis Saskatchewan Instructor Course Facilitator Colin Latchford (Tennis Canada Certified Club Professional 2). All registrations must be completed through the TPA Online Registration system at the following link: Tennis Instructor Course – Saskatoon 2019 – Register Now
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Tennis Saskatchewan administers the Tennis Instructor Course and the Club Pro 1 Course of the Tennis Canada / National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).
Tennis Instructor Course – March 22-24 & April 5-7, 2019
Fridays: 5:30 – 9:00 PM
Saturdays: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM (Note: 2-hour lunch on Saturdays due to facility availability)
Sundays: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Lakewood Indoor Tennis Centre – 1635 McKercher Drive, Saskatoon, SK
All registrations must be completed through the TPA Online Registration system at the following link: Tennis Instructor Course – Saskatoon 2019 – Register Now
Applicants must complete all pre-requisites before moving on to the next level. Registration is online only, 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 and wear athletic clothes.
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 further information, please contact Tennis Saskatchewan by email at firstname.lastname@example.org