Training & Certification for Tennis Coaches
In order to become a tennis instructor, specific training is required. At minimum, most places of work require individuals to have a bachelor’s degree in fitness or a related field such as exercise and sports science, physiology, kinesiology, nutrition and fitness, physical education, or sports medicine. For those wishing to teach specifically within a school, a teaching degree may also be beneficial. While it is possible to be hired at a high school without a teaching degree, it is highly recommended. Those wishing to become a talent scout will typically have a fitness degree as well as a second degree in sports management. It is also essential for tennis coaches of all levels to be trained in both first aid and CPR, and be at least 18 years old.
Some states require individuals to undertake the Coaching Education Program to become both certified and registered as a coach. It is important to research individual state requirements to further information into this program.