Become a Coach
The coach plays the most important role in motivating a player and teaching the skills that a player will have for a lifetime. Coaches serve as role models and demonstrate the behaviors that players will emulate. Coaching new students is tremendously rewarding. Any successful coach has a plan and a base of knowledge that will help players improve their skills, have fun and develop a love of the game. If you have an interest, the USTA can help you get started as a coach in your area.
- Start your kids or grandkids at home
- Teaching introductory courses in parks, schools or community courts
- Coaching in a camp
- Coaching after school programs
- USTA Jr. Team Tennis coach
- Middle school coach
- High school coach
The USTA offers excellent on-court workshops for coaches working with beginning through intermediate players. These workshops are interactive, fun and participants learn by doing. They are conducted in a group atmosphere by a highly trained and entertaining teaching professional. These are excellent for anyone coaching beginning through intermediate players, teams or players with special needs.
The QuickStart Tennis on-court workshop is for anyone teaching kids ages 6-10. This interactive three and a half hour workshop includes the QuickStart Tennis Practice Plans and a Participant Manual.
The Recreational Coach Workshop is designed for those coaching all players at the beginning through the intermediate level. The focus is on student centered coaching in a group or team setting. This six-hour workshop includes the Learn to Rally and Play guide along with a Participant Manual and the Top Ten Games every coach should know CD.
No-Cut School Tennis Teams
The USTA wants to recognize and thank all high school tennis coaches who implement a no-cut policy. These coaches play a critical role in our sport by allowing young players the opportunity to be part of a team representing their high school. By keeping kids on the team, they are allowed to develop as players and as well-rounded people. They experience the greatest element of high school sports ? the opportunity to participate on a team with their friends representing their school.
The USTA will recognize every coach who registers online as a no-cut coach through the national media. Each year the USTA will select two representatives from this group and make a special recognition to these coaches at the USTA Tennis Teachers? Conference in New York City. The coaches will also attend the opening session of the U.S. Open. For those coaches who would like to implement a no-cut policy, but have questions or obstacles, the USTA has established an advisory team of coaches who can offer advice, guidance, and resources. The USTA appreciates all of the extra work that goes into keeping additional players on your team. To register for the High School Tennis Coach No-Cut Recognition go to http://www.usta.com/forms/coaches/highschool.sps E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reach the High School Advisory Team
To register for the High School Tennis Coach No-Cut Recognition go to http://www.usta.com/forms/coaches/highschool.sps
No-Cut School Tennis Teams play a critical role in growing tennis by allowing students of all abilities to join a team representing their school. This opportunity helps create well rounded student athletes, develops leadership and teaches responsibility.
High School No-cut tips and suggestions
- How to manage large groups on limited courts
- Practices for large groups
- How coaches determine a starting line-up
- Fundraising tips
- How to involve large numbers of players into match situations
- Fielding competitive teams