Discounted LTA Level 1 Assistant Tennis Course

A female-only tennis education course for University of Kent students and staff

Are you a female student or staff member at the University of Kent looking to develop and expand your knowledge and understanding of coaching Tennis?

Kent Sport is delighted to be offering our first tennis coach education course in our new University of Kent Indoor Tennis and Events Arena, at our Canterbury Campus.

Working in partnership with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) and Virtus Leisure Management, the LTA’s approved LTA Coach Development Centre, we are hosting the two-day LTA Level 1 Assistant: Core Training Course.

Dates: Sunday 27 February and Sunday 3 April 2022, 9-5pm.

Cost: £100 (usually £275)

Who can sign up: Female students and staff at the University of Kent


“I am looking forward to improving my communication and organisational skills and I believe this is a great opportunity to do that. Also, I am happy I will get to make use of these skills by practicing a sport that I love and I will have the ability to assist in coaching and help with getting more and more people into tennis.”
Bia Culic – University of Kent Student and University Tennis Ambassador


The course has been subsidised by the LTA to encourage and engage more females into a coaching role within the sport of tennis. 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.

LTA Assistants will be trained to assist a lead Coach at any venue. The course is designed so that sessions run by a lead Coach can be run with higher group numbers, or a session with the same group numbers can be run with higher quality.

The course learning outcomes are delivered in the context of beginner level, 10 and under coaching. However, the course covers basic knowledge and skills that are applicable for any age and any level of player.


There are two separate components to LTA Qualifications; Training and Assessment.

Training: The LTA Assistant course consists of two days of face-to-face training time, which are separated by 5 weeks (to provide time for 4 hours’ work experience and course work completion).

Assessment: The LTA Assistant course does not require a Final Assessment as it is continually assessed throughout the course.

On completion of the course, LTA Assistants will be trained as a Court Supervisor and will also receive their Safeguarding Training which can be accepted as part of LTA Coach Accreditation.

For further information on the course or to book your place contact:

For further information or general tennis enquires at the University of Kent please email:

Karen Drake

Kent Sport: Sports Development & Participation Manager

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