Wednesday 27 January 2021



Upcoming Courses

Would you like to become a Tennis Coach?

If you’d like to take that first step on the ladder to becoming a tennis coach, or want to check out the latest coaching jobs in your area, the LTA has all the information you’ll require. If you want to become a tennis coach you will need to look into gaining tennis coaching qualifications. Check out where you need to start on the Coaching Pathway.

Click here to view the Coaching Pathway

Please see below a list of courses ran by Tennis Shropshire and courses ran by external bodies.

Click here to view our upcoming Level 1 Coaching Assistant courses 

Click here to view our upcoming Level 2 Coaching Assistant courses


Specialised Coaching Courses:

Competition Organiser Course

The course is 3 hours long and at the end of the session you will be prepared to confidently deliver your first competition and assist a club, coach or committee in planning competitions.

The course will include;

  • Guidance on how to plan and run your competition
  • Competition format guidance and best practise depending on the number of players and their standard
  • Tips to help you to plan your welcome presentation to players and parents and your prize giving presentation

When attending you will be given a toolkit to help you start running competitions

Course Title: Competition Organiser

Venue: Wolverhampton Lawn Tennis & Squash Club, WV6 0LH

Course Date: Wednesday 2nd May

Times: 6.00pm to 9.00pm

Cost: Free

Please note there are 3 LTA License points available for this course, if you are applying for or renewing your coach license.

To book onto this course please contact Nikki Parkes, or 01952 382830.


Referee Course

Refereeing is one of the ways to be involved in competition and a referee is the person who is responsible for supervising all players at a competition to ensure they follow the rules of tennis. A qualified referee is needed at Grade 5 competitions and above as these count for AEGON British Tennis Ratings and Rankings

Details of the steps to becoming a qualified referee are as follows:

This one day course will provide you with an introduction to the role of the referee and includes

  • Rules of Tennis
  • Code of Conduct
  • Refereeing duties
  • Handling difficult situations, such as on-court disputes
  • British Tennis Competition Formats

After attending the basic course, you will be able to organise and referee Grade 6 and 7 competitions locally, such as Mini Tennis and Matchplays at your local Place to Play. You will also be able to assist a referee as a court supervisor at higher grade competitions.

Course Title: Referee

Venue: Telford Tennis Centre, TF2 7AB

Course Date: Saturday 19th May

Times: TBC

Cost: Free


Mini Tennis Workshop

This is a new LTA workshop which is being run exclusively by LTA coach education centers such as inspire2coach. Find out about how to make the new LTA mini tennis awards work for you, using them to help your players develop, to energise your programme and to make more money by developing a team of coaches and others to help grow your programme.

Course Title: Mini Tennis

Venue: Telford Tennis Centre, TF2 7AB

Course Date: Wednesday 6th June

Times: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Cost: £60

Please note this course offers 5 LTA License points for coaches who are applying for or renewing their Coach License.

To book onto one of the above courses please email your name and club to Nikki Parkes at


Play Test

To be able to access certain qualifications a basic playing standard is required.

The Play Test allows people to be assessed against the relevant entry playing criteria for a specific qualification.

Once successful on the Play Test, candidates will be able to access their qualification course knowing that their playing ability is the correct level for the start of the course.

However, if candidates have (or have had) a rating at or above the following levels they do not need to take the Play Test. Please note that evidence will be required.

  • Coach, Club Coach 6.1
  • Performance Coach, Senior Club Coach and Master Club Coach 5.1
  • Senior Performance Coach, Master Performance Coach 4.1

Course Title: Play Test

Venue: Telford Tennis Centre, TF2 7AB

Course Date: Wednesday 4th July

Times: 10am start

Cost: £46

To book onto this course please click here.


Clubmark Courses

To achieve Tennis Clubmark you need a nominated club official/coach to attend a Child Protection Workshop and Equity in your Coaching course

Staffordshire Borough Council Sports Development

Wolverhampton City Council Coach Education Courses

Sport Across Staffordshire and Stoke-On-Trent (Sports Partnership)

Black County Be Active Partnership Coaching Funding

Sports Coach UK:

Sports Coach UK courses are aimed for people who wish to take their passion for coaching further or for coaches new to the sport.

Sports Coach UK Courses

First Aid Courses:

Coaches need to attend an appointed persons first aid course:

St John's Ambulance Courses

Britsh Red Cross Courses



Winter 2020

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