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Certification Courses

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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@tennisbc.org or call 604-737-3086 (ext 5).

 

Date Location Facilitator(s) Course Hours Fees Register
April 7-9,

April 21-23

North Vancouver Tennis Centre Wayne Elderton Fridays 6:30pm to 10:00pm

Saturdays & Sundays 9:00am to 5:00pm*

$580 Registration Link
April 28-30,

May 12-14

Kelowna Global Fitness and Racquet Centre Kelly Hubbard Fridays 6:30pm to 10:00pm

Saturdays & Sundays 9:00am to 5:00pm*

$580 Registration Link
April 28-30,

May 12-14

Oak Bay Recreation Centre Robert Bettauer Fridays 6:30pm to 10:00pm

Saturdays & Sundays 9:00am to 5:00pm*

$580 Registration Link
May 12-14,

May 26-28

Surrey Tennis Centre Michael Loomer Fridays 6:30pm to 10:00pm

Saturdays & Sundays 9:00am to 5:00pm*

$580 Registration Link
July 7-9,

July 21-23

North Vancouver Tennis Centre Nick Coutts Fridays 6:30pm to 10:00pm

Saturdays & Sundays 9:00am to 5:00pm*

$580 Registration Link
Sept 29-Oct 1,

Oct 13-15

North Vancouver Tennis Centre Hassan Askari Fridays 6:30pm to 10:00pm

Saturdays & Sundays 9:00am to 5:00pm*

$580 Registration Link

*with one hour lunch break

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 REUFND 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

 Wheelchair Instructor Course

(Re-certification opportunity)

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Helps coaches learn the drills and progressions to instruct starter wheelchair tennis players. All participants will receive a manual. Bring tennis gear and pen (bring older shorts and pants as the wheelchair may soil them). Click here for more information.

Venue: UBC Tennis Centre
Date/Time: November 26, 2016 (9am – 4pm)
Course Facilitator: Kai Schrameyer – National Wheelchair Tennis Coach
Fee: $49.00 + tax for TPA members, $99.00 + tax for NON-TPA members
Registration Link

Note: All course dates and details are subject to change

 

Date Location Facilitator(s) Course Hours Fees Register
May 12 (Orientation Session),

May 26-28,

June 9-11,

July 14-16 (Evaluation)

North Vancouver Tennis Centre Wayne Elderton Note that all sessions (except orientation) are from 9:00am to 5:00pm, i.e. full day Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. $799 Registration link

Note: All course dates and details are subject to change

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 

Date Location Facilitator(s) Course Hours Fees Register
June 23-25,

July 28-30,

Aug 11-13,

 

North Vancouver Tennis Centre Wayne Elderton Note that all sessions (except orientation) are from 9:00am to 5:00pm, i.e. full day Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. $799 Registration link

Note: All course dates and details are subject to change. Please contact jeannie@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 in the CP2 application (please click HERE to download)

5. Candidates must be a TPA member

 

**offered by Tennis Canada**

Location: Aviva Centre, Toronto

  1. May 4-7, 2016 (4 days)
  2. August 18-21, 2016 (4 days)
  3. November 17-20, 2016 (4 days)
  4. February 9-12, 2017 (4 days)
  5. June 12- 16, 2017 (5 days)
  6. September 21-24, 2017 (4 days)

Please click here for complete Coach 2 Course Information Guide
Please click here for Application

**offered by Tennis Canada**

Location: Toronto

Dates: Oct. 12 2016 – Oct. 16 2016

Please click here for complete Coach 3 Course Information Guide.
Please click here for Application form.