Level 5 - Master Performance Tennis Coach Qualification

What is the aim of the course?

The aim of the course is to provide coaches with a transformational coach education experience that will equip them to be successful developers of players ranging from 11 years of age to under 18 National / International level juniors.

The course will develop coaches with a high level of versatility in working with performance players. Coaches will be able to comfortably transition between, for example, making a technical impact with an 11 year old National level girl, to later creating an inspirational training environment on court with a group of 14 year old boys and then to providing clarity of thought and excitement to a 16 year old in delivering their pre-match practice session prior to them playing a grade 2 ITF.

The course is designed to develop a coach from “knowing more” to deeply influencing their performance on a day to day basis with their players.

Who is it for?

The Master Performance Coach Course is for coaches who are passionate about improving players and who want to make a commitment to their development as a performance coach.  Please see the course pre-requisites below for the necessary coaching experience required to apply.

Ideal candidates are those coaches who want to truly transform and improve their players and who are committed to developing their own coaching.

How will the MPC work?

The course will provide coaches with an 18 month accelerated educational opportunity reflecting the needs of the competition players for whom they are responsible.

The course will focus on the practical demands that face coaches and players and will combine:

  • 12 x three day structured inter-disciplinary workshops.
  • ‘On the job’ training.
  • High performance experiences.  
  • Mentored apprenticeship with an experienced coach.

For more details on the course see the Master Performance Coach handbook.

Course duration

The Master Performance Coach Qualification takes a minimum of 18 months to deliver and complete.  The course will reflect a player’s typical annual cycle.

2017/18 Course Dates

  • 20/21/22 September 2017
  • 16/17/18 October 2017
  • 29/30 November, 1 December 2017
  • 21/22/23 February 2018
  • 7/8/9 March 2018
  • 25/26/27 April 2018
  • 11/12/13 June 2018
  • 18/19/20 July 2018
  • 24/25/26 September 2018
  • 22/23/24 October 2018
  • 28/29/30 November 2018
  • 4/5/6 February 2019

The course will be held at the National Tennis Centre, Roehampton.

NB. You must be able to attend 90% of the above dates. Any dates you are not available for must be approved by course tutors.

Course pre-requisites

  • Hold an LTA level 4 performance coaching qualification
  • Be an Accredited+ coach
  • Be in a current coaching role that allows you to practise and implement master performance coaching between modules with appropriate age and level players
  • Have a level of play which allows you to feed effectively and create realistic and relevant open game situations with 14+ national level players or a player on the U11 to U18 National Junior programme
  • Be currently working with or have a proven track record with players in one or more of the following categories:

-     any player on the National Junior camp programme

-     top 60 nationally ranked U18 player(s) 

-     top 40 nationally ranked U16 player(s) 

-     top 40 nationally ranked U14 player(s) 

-     Top 1000 ITF player

-     any ATP or WTA player

In addition to the attainment of the above course pre requisites, the course management reserves the right to select final candidates based upon additional knowledge of their suitability for the course.  

Cost of the course

£1,500 strictly payable in advance.

How to apply

The next MPC course is likely to run in spring 2021.  If you would like to receive an email notification when applications open, please register your details on the expression of interest form on the right hand side of this page. 

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