Beginning in 2020,
the USPTA launched Tennis Instructor, a membership category to take the place
of the Recreational Coach category. The Tennis Instructor category is designed
as a first step into a career as a tennis teacher, or for those who want to
give back to the game by teaching part-time. Tennis Instructors will pay a one-time
application fee of $199 along with annual dues of just $215 for completion of
certification. Fulfillment of Tennis
Instructor pathway includes viewing
online courses, participation in Teaching Essentials 1 workshop, finishing
safety courses and background screening and satisfactory completion of assessments.
Upon completion of
the Tennis Instructor pathway, Instructors may purchase coverage under USPTA’s
$6 million on-court liability policy for an additional $100 annually. After
purchasing insurance coverage, Instructors may add additionally insured
entities to their policy and/or Sexual Abuse and Molestation coverage.
*There is a $25 USTA operational fee to attend any Teaching Essentials 1 course.
*There is an additional $14.95 fee to complete the required CPR training.
Tennis Instructor Applicants will complete a series of online education including the following:
Online Tennis Instructor Education Modules
- Welcome to the USPTA - 6 online courses
- CYT (Coach Youth Tennis) – 6 online course
- CF1 (Coaching Fundamentals 1) – 4 online course
- CF2 (Coaching Fundamentals 2) – 4 online course
- USTA Safe Play approval includes background check
- CPR/First Aid certification
Teaching Essentials Pre-Work - GPS For Beginner and Intermediate Players
- Tactical basics
- Stop/show/go - giving quality demonstrations
- Courts, balls, racquets, equipment
Teaching Essentials 1 Virtual Workshop - 2 Workshops x 4 Hours
- Coaching Concepts
- Concepts to Court