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Certification Courses

Please see below to learn more about coaching certification courses and workshops offered by Tennis BC and Tennis Canada.

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To learn more about Coaching Development System in Canada, click here.

Please note that in order to register for certification courses, you must be a current member of Tennis BC. Click here for registration instructions.

If you have any questions about coaching development in BC, please email Jeannie Rohr at jrohr@tennisbc.org or call 604-737-3086 (ext 5).

 

Date Location Facilitator(s) Course Hours Fees Register
April 3-5, 17-19 North Vancouver Tennis Centre Wayne Elderton TBA TBA Registration Link
April 3-5, April 24-26 Bear Mountain Resort Sean Hartley TBA TBA Registration Link
May 29-31, June 12-14 The Tennis Centre Surrey Michael Loomer TBA TBA Registration Link
April 3-5, 24-26 Kamloops Tennis Club Kelly Hubbard TBA TBA Registration Link
July 3-7, July 17-19 North Vancouver Tennis Centre  Wayne Elderton TBA TBA Coming Soon
October 2-4, 16-18 The Tennis Centre Coquitlam Hassan Askari TBA TBA Coming Soon

 

Course requirements:

  • All applicants must be at least 16 years of age in order to attend an Instructor Course.
  • All applicants must have minimum NTRP 3.0 level of play
  • Participants must complete 12 online e-learning modules prior to the course start (about 5-6 hours of homework). Detailed instructions will be emailed to each candidate in a confirmation letter two weeks before the course starts
  • Participants must have strong written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • 100% attendance is mandatory in all courses.
  • Wear your tennis attire, bring a racquet, notebook, pens and pencils.

Refund policy:

Please note there is a $50 cancellation fee when there is a wait list for a clinic spot. If there is no replacement for a cancelled spot, Tennis BC WILL NOT REFUND any monies. NO REFUND WILL BE PROVIDED TO THE CANDIDATE WHEN HE/SHE BEGINS THE COURSE AND WITHDRAWS BEFORE COMPLETION OF THAT COURSE.

Courses are on a First Come – First Serve Basis. The clinics fill up quickly so please sign up promptly.

Course Evaluations:

Evaluations are on the final day of each course. Candidates have the option of not taking the evaluation and postponing it to another course evaluation date. Candidates non evaluated within 18 months of their course must re-take the entire course (at full price) to be eligible for evaluation

Note: All course dates and details are subject to change.

 

Date Location Facilitator(s) Course Hours Fees Register
May 8 (Orientation) May 22-24 June 5-7 July 10-12 (Evaluation) North Vancouver Tennis Centre Wayne Elderton TBD TBD
Registration Link 

Note: All course dates and details are subject to change. Club Pro 1 is offered only once per year.

What are the course prerequisites?

1. Minimum certification requirement: Instructor

2. Minimum age: 17 years

3. Minimum level of play: 4.5

4. Possess the playing, demonstration and feeding abilities commensurate an ability to work with players up to a 3.5 level. (Note: These competencies will not prevent someone from taking the course; however, they will be a requirement for final certification.)

5. Candidate must have 150 hours of tennis teaching work experience or if less have passed the Instructor course with honours.

6. Be a current member of the Tennis Professionals Association.

Course Information Guide 

Club Pro 1 Application Form

 

The CP2 course will be offered every two years, with the next course beginning in 2020.The Club Pro 2 Coaching Certification Course will not be offered in BC in 2021.

Date Location Facilitator(s) Course Hours Fees Register
 

April 23-26 June 18-21 Sept 24-27 Nov 19-22 (Please contact Tennis BC if you are interested)

 

UBC Tennis Centre/North Vancouver Tennis Centre Marie-France Mercier Wayne Elderton Sarah Kadi Fiachra Lennon Nick Coutts TBA TBA Registration Link

Note: All course dates and details are subject to change. Please contact jrohr@tennisbc.org, if you are interested in taking this course.

What are the course prerequisites?

1. Minimum Age: 20

2. Play Level: 5.0 or higher

3. Minimum certification requirement: Club Pro 1 certification

4. Must have 2 years of full time experience or 5 years at a Seasonal Facility.  Currently working full time at a year round or seasonal facility.  Candidates must demonstrate their experience and complete the Club Pro 2 Application Form

5. Candidates must be a TPA member

 

**offered by Tennis Canada**

Please check the TPA Canada web page for updates.

Please click here for complete Coach 2 Course Information Guide.

**offered by Tennis Canada**

Please check the TPA Canada web page for updates.

Please click here for complete Coach 3 Course Information Guide.

The 2019 Wheelchair Tennis Instructors Course has now passed. Please check back here for 2020 dates and registration.