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TENNIS - 1st4sport L1 Award in Coaching

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Course Information

Carnegie Coach Education


The L1 Award in Coaching Tennis course is the starting point for people who want to get involved in tennis. It is aimed at people who are enthusiastic about tennis and want to help a coach deliver Mini Tennis.  It is endorsed by the UKCC (United Kingdom Coaching Certificate) 

**Before making your booking, please make sure you read these details carefully together with the Frequently Asked Question on our webpage

FAQ :  http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/sport/leeds-tennis-coaching-courses.htm

Course Code


Course Dates

27th January 2018 – 25th February 2018

Places Available

Course Leader

Carnegie Coach Education
Course Description

Full dates and time as follows:-

Day                Date                Time

Course Three

Saturday 27 January 2018 1000-1700
Sunday 28 January 2018 1000-1700
Sunday 25 February 2018 1000-1700

Course Four

Saturday 3 March 2018 1000-1700
Sunday 4 March 2018 1000-1700
Sunday 22 April 2018 1000-1700

Course Five

Saturday 2 June 2018 1000-1700
Sunday 3 June 2018 1000-1700
Sunday 1 July 2018 1000-1700

Course Fee

External Candidates:                  £200
Leeds Beckett Student/Staff:    £190

Minimum Age

Who is it for?/Course Pre-requisites

Candidates must:

• Be at least 16 years of age on the first day of the course.
• Have an active interest and involvement in tennis.

You will also need a signed letter of deployment from the club where coaching experience will be undertaken or request a letter of deployment from the course provider on the first day of the course. After completing your Level 1 course, you will need to have a DBS (formerly known as a CRB Enhanced Disclosure) if you wish to become registered.


  • If you hold a UKCC endorsed, 1st4sport awarded Level 2 in another sport you can bypass Level 1 and take level 2.
  • If you hold a teaching qualification (PGCE or equivalent) specialising in P.E. then you can bypass Level 1 and take Level 2.
    (Certficates must been sent with application)

Course Aims/Content

The course is the starting point for people who want to get involved in tennis.
It is aimed at people who are enthusiastic about tennis and want to help a coach deliver Mini Tennis.  It is endorsed by the UKCC (United Kingdom Coaching Certificate) and successful candidates will receive a Level 1 Award in Coaching Tennis awarded by 1st4sport.  The main objectives are to train candidates in how to assist an LTA licensed coach with groups of mini tennis players.

 On successful completion of the Level 1 candidates should be able to:

• Motivate and inspire people to play tennis.
• Use effective verbal and non verbal communication skills.
• Organise tennis activity constructively and safely.
• Plan and deliver a structured lesson using LTA Level 1 coach resources
• Have basic knowledge of tactics, techniques and rules of tennis.
• Have a full understanding of the structure of Mini Tennis.

Course Structure

The course is 3 days - 2 consecutive days followed by a 3-6 week break for practical experience and a final 1 day assessment. During the break between day 2 and day 3 candidates will need to complete their portfolio of evidence and complete a minimum 3 hours coaching assistant experience with a licensed coach mentor. 

Coaching Assistant Practice

It is recommended that candidates have their coaching assistant experience organised before the course starts. However please do not panic if you haven’t organised this as it can be discussed on day 1 of the course. To do this coaching you will require a Deployment without DBS letter, again this can be obtained on the first day of the course if you have not organised this with your own club.

Course Exam/Certificate

The course is assessed in three areas:

1. On court practical coaching assessment using course materials
2. Portfolio of evidence
3. Complete the 3 hour practical coaching between day 2 & 3

Candidates must attend all the sessions on the course at the same venue and pass all elements of assessment to be successful.

Course Duration
3 Days

Course Venue
Carnegie Sports Centre, Headingley Campus, Leeds LS6 3QQ

Financial Implications for applicants not attending courses
The following cancellation policies apply for Coach Education Qualifications

  • Before 20 working days of the start date - full Refund OR Fee Transfer
  • Between 20 & 11 working days of the start date - £10 Admin Charge deducted from your refund
  • Between 10 working days to the start date - NO refund or transfer

See full Frequently Asked Questions and Essential Course Information on our website www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/sport


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