So, you want to become an instructor?

Step one: learn about the Coaching Development System and minimum requirements to become an instructor.

Step two: register for Tennis Instructor, Club Pro 1, or Club Pro 2 courses in BC. Check the schedule below.

The Coach 2 and Coach 3 courses are organized by Tennis Canada. Please contact Jocelyn Robichaud at jrobichaud@tenniscanada.com if you need information or wish to register for either of those two courses. (CP2 is now a prerequisite for Coach 2).

To register for all courses, please click on the link corresponding to the course you are interested in from the lists below. It will direct you to the TPA (Tennis Professionals Association) registration page.

When you click on the registration link for the course you wish to register for, and find it shows zero spots available, please still register. You will be placed on the waitlist for this course and will be notified by Jeannie at Tennis BC if you get a spot in that course.

Priority will be given to those on waitlists for subsequent courses.

Tennis Instructor courses are a two-weekend commitment run on Friday nights and all-day Saturday and Sunday (over two non-consecutive weekends). Both Fridays are held online from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays are on-court, in person from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Please note, you will need to provide a valid credit card as part of the online registration process.  The card will be charged when you register for you to get onto the class list.  (Registrants with student cards may need to increase the limit).

Jeannie can be contacted at coachdev@tennisbc.org

Dates and Times: (100% attendance is mandatory for all sessions)

2024 TENNIS INSTRUCTOR COURSE: April 19-May 5, Tennis BC, Richmond Hub

Courses will be offered in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, and the Okanagan region. Please note: all courses are a two-weekend commitment.

Cost for all Instructor Courses: $695.00 plus applicable Taxes
Friday, April 19th6:30pm – 9:00pmOnline Webinar
Saturday, April 20th9:00am – 5:00pmOn-Court Training
Sunday, April 21st9:00am – 5:00pmOn-Court Training
Friday, May 3rd6:30pm – 9:00pmOnline Webinar
Saturday, May 4th9:00am – 5:00pmOn-Court Training
Sunday, May 5th9:00am – 5:00pmOn-Court Training
& Evaluation

Registration link: https://www.tpaadmin.ca/Members/InstructorCourseSignup.aspx?EventID=74379 **Please note, upon registration, you will be placed onto a waitlist initially. You will then be moved into the course after verification of requirements and your payment will be processed.

2024 iNSTRUCTOR cOURSE aPRIL 5-21, PREDATOR RIDGE COMMONS RACQUET CLUB – VERNON BC

Friday, April 5th6:30pm – 9:00pmOnline Webinar
Saturday, April 6th9:00am – 5:00pmOn-Court Training
Sunday, April 7th9:00am – 5:00pmOn-Court Training
Friday, April 19th6:30pm – 9:00pmOnline Webinar
Saturday, April 20th9:00am – 5:00pmOn-Court Training
Sunday, April 21st9:00am – 5:00pmOn-Court Training
& Evaluation

Registration link: https://www.tpaadmin.ca/Members/InstructorCourseSignup.aspx?EventID=74383

Please note, upon registration, you will be placed onto a waitlist initially. You will then be moved into the course after verification of requirements and your payment will be processed

2024 INSTRUCTOR COURSE JUNE 7-23, oAK bAY RECREATION CENTRE, vICTORIA BC

Friday, June 7th6:30pm – 9:00pmOnline Webinar
Saturday, June 8th9:00am – 5:00pmOn-Court Training
Sunday, June 9th9:00am – 5:00pmOn-Court Training
Friday, June 21st6:30pm – 9:00pmOnline Webinar
Saturday, June 22nd9:00am – 5:00pmOn-Court Training
Sunday, June 23rd9:00am – 5:00pmOn-Court Training
& Evaluation

Registration link: https://www.tpaadmin.ca/Members/InstructorCourseSignup.aspx?EventID=74391

2024 INSTRUCTOR COURSE SEPT 20-oCT 7, tENNIS BC, RICHMOND HUB

Friday, September 20th6:30pm – 9:00pmOnline Webinar
Saturday, September 21st9:00am – 5:00pmOn-Court Training
Sunday, September 22nd9:00am – 5:00pmOn-Court Training
Friday, October 5th6:30pm – 9:00pmOnline Webinar
Saturday, October 6th9:00am – 5:00pmOn-Court Training
Sunday, October 7th9:00am – 5:00pmOn-Court Training
& Evaluation

Registration link: ** Please note, upon registration you will be placed onto a waitlist initially. You will then be moved into the course after verification of requirements and your payment will be processed.

Eligibility requirements:

Please note:

2024 CLUB PRO 1: June 7-August 11, North Van Tennis Centre

Please submit your application form along with your work-experience form to coachdev@tennisbc.org. Upon review of your application, you will be sent a link to register.  

Cost for CP1: $900.00 plus applicable taxes

Dates and Times: (100 per cent attendance is mandatory for all sessions)

Orientation: Friday, June 7, 6:30-8:30 (online webinar)

Weekend 1:

Weekend 2:

Weekend 3:

Registration link: **please note you will be required to submit an application and work experience form to confirm eligibility. https://www.tpaadmin.ca/Members/ClubProSignup.aspx?EventID=74375

Cost: TBA

Eligibility:

2025 CLUB PRO 2 COURSE SCHEDULE TO BE ANNOUNCED (offered every two years)

Please submit your application form to jrohr@tennisbc.org. Upon review of your application, you will be sent a link to register.

Cost: TBA*

Eligibility Requirements:

*Costs include access to course manuals, the GST, and testing fees. 

*Cost for the Tennis Instructor course also includes membership to Tennis Canada’s Tennis Professionals Association (TPA) through to the end of 2024 (and all of the benefits of this membership, including insurance).

*TPA benefits become active once the candidate successfully completes the course.

*Please note that a course may be cancelled/rescheduled because of insufficient registration numbers, etc.

Candidates requiring a retake have 18 months to complete.

Course withdrawal requirements:

Candidates who cannot attend their course MUST withdraw two weeks prior to the start date of the course and will incur a $50 cancellation fee.

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.