The LTA is preparing to introduce a new structure of coaching qualifications and training in 2021, and full details will found here as soon as they are available. Until then, the following gives an indication of the time and cost involved in earning preliminary qualifications and how the County may be able to support you as you start your journey.
The LTA has structured pathways in place for developing coaches and for training officials to assist at tournaments. The coaching programme covers every stage from a Level 1 Coaching Assistant to developing players at an elite standard with the Level 5 Master Club Coach qualification. The Officials training scheme begins with Competition Organiser and then Tennis Referee.
Advantage Durham & Cleveland recognizes the importance of encouraging players and parents to take up coaching and/or provide support at tournaments around the county, and seeks to support them as they start that journey. The expense of the training courses can be a barrier for people who would otherwise be keen to get more involved, and we want to remove that barrier. The Coach and Official Support Scheme will financially assist Clubs and venues which share that outlook and are willing to financially support their members to qualify as coaches at Assistant (L1) and Instructor (L2), or as Referees.
|Qualification||Typical Course Days||Time to Qualify||Indicative Cost|
|Assistant (L1) Coach||3||6 wks||£200 – 250|
|Instructor (L2) Coach||5||2 – 3 mths||£400 – 450|
|Competition Organiser||1||1 day||£20 – 30|
|Tennis Referee||2||6 wks||£70 – 80|