The Australian Tennis Professional Coaches Association Ltd is a not-for-profit and independent public company. We have been providing professional tennis coach training courses for over 45 years – including 9 years officially for the Australian Sports Commission. The ATPCA’s current membership base of over 850 coaches Australia wide (and overseas) receive quality insurance cover ($20 million), an annually updated Qualification Certificate, a license card, and access to discounted tennis products/services – all at $100 per year less than our main competitor.
As a major stakeholder in the coaching industry, ATPCA developed and originated training competencies in conjunction with VETAB – ensuring the integrity of coaching standards thereafter. ATPCA’s current qualification courses were approved by the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) in 1997 and subsequently for 3 years by Tennis Australia, until TA decided to compete in the coach training field itself.
ATPCA coach training courses predominately focus on an on-court practical delivery structure (more on court, less theory) to ensure you graduate as a fully accomplished, “hands-on” experienced, and industry ready coach. Whether you intend to train for part time work, a career, or hobby, ATPCA assists you in your journey to engage in exciting new opportunities in the tennis coaching industry.
A First Aid Certificate, unlike elsewhere, is not a pre-requisite to commence a course as a trainee coach — the essentials of First Aid are covered in-course. The only pre-requisite other than a strong interest in tennis is that you need to be, or have been, a reasonably good tennis player. If in doubt, you could discuss that with your local State ATPCA Presenter. Join us today to receive a great deal from the industry’s most experienced coach training organisation that holds your coaching interests as our top priority.