The contents of the Tennis Leaders course are suitable for older juniors just starting out on the tennis career pathway through to adult volunteers looking to support their local coach, referee or club official.
CORE MODULE (3 HOURS) INTRODUCTION TO TENNIS
- You must take this module before the other Tennis Leaders modules.
- Know the basics of tennis; strokes, game formats and variations of the sport.
- Understand how these variations of the game are used to introduce tennis to people of all ages and abilities.
- Learn about effective communication and organisation skills.
- Put your skills into practice on court – in warm up activities and on court drills
ADDITIONAL MODULES (2 HOURS EACH) HELPING AT A COMPETITION
- Consider the key actions before, during and after competition.
- Learn how to be a scorer for a mini tennis match.
- Learn how to organise a round robin group.
- Understand how you can support your competition organiser or referee.
VOLUNTEERING AT YOUR TENNIS VENUE
- Learn about what makes a successful place to play.
- Understand the role of the committee and /or management team.
- Understand the different ways of promoting a facility and programme.
- Consider your own skills and how they can be utilised effectively.
LEADING A PRACTICE SESSION
- Know the attributes and responsibilities of a practice hitter.
- Understand the structure of a practice hitting session.
- Learn about the different types of feeding.
- Understand the 5 game situations of singles.
- Leading a practice hitting session.
HELPING AT YOUR SCHOOL
- Learn how to organise tennis activity with large groups in small spaces.
- Discuss ideas for different activities in schools.
- Learn how to organise informal competition.
ALSO you will be asked to complete 10 hours of Volunteering with our club in exchange for which and on successful completion of your Tennis Leaders course, you will receive your certificate/s, receive a club shower proof jacket with the club logo embroidered on it and your initials and a club tee shirt screen printed “Hylands Team”. Throughout the modules, you will also gain a better understanding of other key areas such as use of the appropriate equipment, physical capabilities of players of varying ages and health and safety on and off court. Possible exit routes in due course: Studying for a coaching award Becoming a tennis referee Becoming a tennis umpire Becoming a tennis Competition organiser