The Australian Tennis Professional Coaches Association (Est. 1967) is Australia's premier tennis coach organisation. The ATPCA delivers four Tennis Coach Qualification courses for professional accreditation. If you are looking for a career in tennis coaching or would simply like to expand your knowledge on the sport then look no further than the ATPCA. Tiger Tennis is closely aligned with the ATPCA and is proud to be the course provider in South Australia.

GRADUATE TENNIS PRO

The Graduate Tennis Pro Qualification Course is the ultimate practical on-court qualification for the tennis enthusiast and/or aspiring tennis professional. Whether you have no prior coaching experience and/or you are looking to upskill your current coaching knowledge and skill, the ATPCA Graduate Tennis Pro Qualification course is the perfect opportunity for you to ignite your accreditation journey.

This course is held over 16-hours of face to face out on-court training with 2 hours of home study. This course aims to develop course participants to a proficient standard where they are able to confidently and professionally conduct:

  • The delivery of group session based Tennis Drills, Games & Activities to Adults, Juniors & Kids of a Beginner to Intermediate playing ability.
  • Effective ball feeding methods & techniques for maximum group participation.
  • A fundamental teaching of the groundstrokes and volley mechanics including knowledge of the tennis grips.
  • Elementary error detection & correction principals.
  • Effective management of different pupil playing abilities within a group.
  • On and off the court communication essentials.

Entry into ATPCA’s Graduate Tennis Pro Qualification Course requires no prior coaching experience to enrol, we only advise that applicants have a playing standard of a ‘consistent social’ player. There is a short online quiz (which can be completed as many times as necessary) to complete at home, that aims to further consolidate the knowledge obtained during your training course.

Course Graduates will receive an ATPCA National Graduate Tennis Pro Accreditation Certificate, Coach License ID Card & Insurance Certificate of Currency, to ensure they are properly covered to industry standards to continue or commence their coaching endeavors.

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ADVANCED TENNIS PRO

The Advanced Tennis Pro Qualification Course is the ultimate practical on-court qualification for the advancing tennis professional. Whether you are looking to upgrade your current accreditation and/or expand upon your coaching knowledge, the ATPCA Advanced Tennis Pro Qualification course provides the perfect opportunity for your continued development as a tennis professional.

This course is held over 24-hours of face to face out on-court training with 4 hours of home study. This course aims to develop course participants to a proficient standard where they are able to confidently and professionally conduct:

  • The delivery of squad session based tennis drills to adults and juniors up to an advanced playing ability.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the serve mechanics.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the topspin double handed groundstroke mechanics.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the topspin single handed backhand groundstroke mechanics.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the topspin forehand groundstroke mechanics.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the forehand and backhand volley mechanics.
  • Real-time error detection & correction analysis

Entry into ATPCA’s Advanced Tennis Pro Qualification Course requires applicants to have a minimum of a Graduate Tennis Pro Qualification (or equivalent). There is a short online quiz (which can be completed as many times as necessary) to complete at home, that aims to further consolidate the knowledge obtained during your training course.

Course Graduates will receive an ATPCA National Advanced Tennis Pro Accreditation Certificate, Coach License ID card & Insurance Certificate of Currency, to ensure they are properly covered to industry standards to continue or commence their coaching endeavors.

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MASTER TENNIS PRO

The Master Tennis Pro Qualification Course is the ultimate practical qualification for the club tennis professional and/or tennis business/center operator. Whether you are looking to develop a comprehensive tennis business acumen and/or expand upon your on-court coaching knowledge & skills, the ATPCA Master Tennis Pro Qualification course provides the ideal opportunity for you to consolidate on tennis business/center management expertise & on-court coaching credentials for your continued success as a tennis professional.

This course is held over 32-hours of face to face training with 4 hours of home study and exposes course participants to numerous on and off court workshops and seminars delivered by a field of leading experts within the tennis industry. This course aims to develop course participants to a proficient standard where they are able to confidently and professionally conduct:

  • The delivery of private session based tennis drills to adults, juniors & kids up to National competition playing ability.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the slice forehand & backhand mechanics.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the overhead & backhand smash mechanics.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the forehand & backhand drive volley mechanics.
  • Mastery error detection & correction analysis.
  • Comprehensive offensive and defensive footwork techniques.
  • Development, promotion and supervision of a:
  • Commercial tennis business including the use of IT & social media.
  • Full time tennis academy program.
  • High school’s performance tennis program.
  • Community based tennis facility including court hire management.
  • Professionally run tennis pro-shop.
  • Equipment essentials for the modern day player.

The ATPCA Master Tennis Pro Qualification Course is held only twice per calendar year and entry into the course requires applicants to have a minimum of an Advanced Tennis Pro Qualification (or equivalent). There is a short online quiz (which can be completed as many times as necessary) to complete at home, that aims to further consolidate the knowledge obtained during your training course.

Course Graduates will receive an ATPCA National Master Tennis Pro Accreditation Certificate, Coach License ID card & Insurance Certificate of Currency, to ensure they are properly covered to industry standards to continue or resume their coaching endeavors.

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PERFORMANCE TENNIS PRO

The Performance Tennis Pro Qualification Course is the quintessential practical qualification for the determined high performance and/or touring tennis professional. Whether you are looking to attain intuition into the mentoring of a high ranked player and/or to magnify upon your on-court coaching skills, the ATPCA Performance Tennis Pro Qualification course provides the prime opportunity for you to take your coaching credentials to the highest level.

This course is held over 40-hours of face to face training with 2 hours of home study and exposes course participants to numerous on and off court workshops and seminars delivered by a field of current world class leading experts and top tier coaching professionals within the tennis industry. This course aims to develop course participants to a proficient standard where they are able to confidently and professionally conduct:

  • Mentoring, training and management of a professionally ranked player.
  • Execution, tactics and mechanics of the return of serve.
  • Execution, tactics and mechanics of the forehand & backhand drop shot.
  • Execution, tactics and mechanics of the forehand & backhand lob.
  • Elite strategies and tactics, inc. pre & post-match player briefings.
  • Consideration and preparation relating to playing surface/conditions.
  • Assessment of opposition play style, effects, strengths & weaknesses.
  • Mental training and conditioning tools & techniques.
  • Physical training and conditioning tools & techniques.

The ATPCA Performance Tennis Pro Qualification Course is held only once per calendar year and entry into the course requires applicants to have a minimum of an Master Tennis Pro Qualification (or equivalent). There is a short online quiz (which can be completed as many times as necessary) to complete at home, that aims to further consolidate the knowledge obtained during your training course.

Course Graduates will receive an ATPCA National Performance Tennis Pro Accreditation Certificate, Coach License ID card & Insurance Certificate of Currency, to ensure they are properly covered to industry standards to continue or resume their coaching endeavors.

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