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Youth Tennis Leaders Course
Youth Tennis Leaders Course

Sat, 16 Jul


Tennis @ Prestbury

Youth Tennis Leaders Course

Leadership programme for young people aged 11 to 18. The programme provides young people, whatever their tennis ability, the opportunity to gain invaluable leadership skills both on and off-court.

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Time & Location

16 Jul 2022, 14:00 – 17:00

Tennis @ Prestbury, New Barn Cl, Cheltenham GL52 3LP, UK


About the Event

What is a tennis leader?

Tennis leaders support coaches, volunteers and teachers to deliver tennis sessions on court, and support the running of a venue or event. They are a role model to younger players, members and school children, and inspire others to play. Off-court, they help volunteers, teachers and club management committees to ensure tennis is relevant, accessible, rewarding and enjoyable.

The programme is an excellent way of helping young people into leadership opportunities across tennis, sport and beyond, whatever their interests.

Becoming a tennis leader

Tennis Leaders is suitable for juniors whatever their relationship with tennis – from those brand new to the sport to those playing regularly. You will gain invaluable skills and experience that you can use throughout your life – whether in tennis or sport or outside it. Upon completion of the course you will receive:

  • A branded LTA Youth Tennis Leaders t-shirt
  • A certificate for each module you complete
  • A workbook to refer back to

To become a tennis leader, pupils need to complete a minimum of the core and one elective learning module. Timings are for guidance and modules may take longer depending on your group and what you wish to cover.

Core Learning Module: A 3-hour introduction to leading tennis. 

Communication and organisation through a series of activities: warm-up; body and ball; racket and ball; game

Elective Modules: 1-hour additional learning module. 

  • Helping at a venue
  • Helping at a competition
  • Helping at a coaching session
  • Helping at a school

Please speak to Tom if you are in need of arranging your additional module. 

What are the benefits to young people? 

Young people who have completed a Tennis Leaders course have said the benefits go beyond tennis to other sports and life skills, and many have gone on to enjoy careers in tennis or sport. Parents have fed back that their teenage children have grown in confidence, made friends, found their voice, discovered a love of helping others to learn and continued to enjoy membership at a tennis club because of their newfound purpose and challenge. The benefits are huge!


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