Coaching Courses

Loughborough Sport Tennis Centre is one of twelve new 'Coach Development Centres', working in partnership with the LTA to deliver coach education and develop the next generation of Tennis coaches. Loughborough Sport Tennis Centre is the sole provider of official LTA courses in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, working closely with the county associations to ensure we are active in all areas across the counties.

Level 1 – LTA Assistant

This enhanced two-day qualification is ideal for tennis parents, enthusiasts, or keen players looking for the knowledge and skills to support group coaching sessions, alongside a lead Coach.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Communication, organisation and differentiation skills for group coaching
  • Basic tactical, technical, physical and mental development frameworks
  • Other key assistant skills; from safeguarding to LTA Youth delivery

Find out more about the LTA Assistant.

2021 - 2022 LTA Assistant Course Dates :

Loughborough University Nottingham Trent Grantham Tennis Club 
  • October 31st and December 4th 
  •  February 19th and March 26th 
  • October 23rd and November 27th
  •  February 5th and February 27th 
  • October 3rd and November 7th 


Level 2 – LTA Instructor

This enhanced five-day qualification (available from 1 September 2021), is ideal for those looking to build on the coaching foundations of LTA Assistant/Level 1, enabling you to lead in the delivery of group coaching.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Develop more advanced skills in communication and organisation
  • Have introductory knowledge of ‘observation and analysis’ of players
  • Be able to provide general coaching advice across physical, mental, tactical, and technical domains
  • Plan and deliver structured lessons from official LTA Adult and Junior coaching products e.g., Cardio Tennis, Tennis Xpress, LTA Youth
  • Understand basic principles of skill acquisition, safeguarding and player development

*There are four days of core training and one day of elective (coaches choose what specialisation they do for their fifth day). Core and elective training is booked (and paid for) separately.

Find out more about the LTA Instructor.

2021 - 2022 LTA Instructor Course Dates :

Loughborough University Nottingham Trent Grantham Tennis Club 
  • November 7th,November 14th, November 20th and December 12th
  • February 26th, March 6th, March 13th and March 27th
  • October 30th, November 6th, November 28th and December 5th
  •  February 12th, February 20th, March 5th and March 12th 
  • January 30th, February 6th, February 13th and February 20th 


Level 3 – Coach Qualification

The level 3 coach qualification course is for people who want to work full time within the tennis coaching profession. On successful completion of the coach qualification candidates will be able to:

  • Coach beginners and improvers in groups and as individuals
  • Understand the basics of business management
  • Manage the work of level 1 and 2 coaching assistants
  • Understand the competitive structure in the UK
  • The course is structured across 12 days (plus an additional assessment day delivered centrally by the LTA). Between modules coaches will be required to take specific learning outcomes and apply their coaching experiences.

2021 - 2022 Level 3 Course Dates : TBC


Pre-LTA Assistant : Taster Course for Females

A free, two-hour workshop designed to get more women onto a coach education journey that starts with the LTA Assistant qualification, and it is very interactive to ensure the attendees can share experiences, build confidence from knowing there are other women like them on the workshop, and take comfort that they will know someone if they decide to book on to their Assistant course.

Any candidate who applies, completes the course and transitions onto the full assistant course will receive a £25 discount for the LTA Assistant course (any hosted by Loughborough Sport CDC).

Grantham Tennis Club - 11th September  4pm to 6pm

Loughborough University - 17th October, 10am to 12pm