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Certifications Endorsed and Accredited by ESTESS Athletic University


  • Level I Instucting Coach (Discovery Coach 1 & 2)
  • Level II Teaching Coach
  • Level III Transition Coach
  • Level IV Advanced Coach
  • Level V Executive Coach
  • Level VI – VII Higher Assessment
  • Level IX Diplomate of Teaching/Coaching Tennis
  • Level X Doctorate of Tennis Coaching
  • Recognition of Prior Learning

Level 1 Instructing Coach (Discovery Coach 1 & 2)



The fundament for pospects who wish to teach third parts certain skills, is of course to master the skills themselves. It is of great importancy that a coach can execute all mechanics and movement patterns properly to become a trustworthy and respected instructor. The instructing coach start therefore with a discovery course. That means that the prospective coach learns the function and mechanics of all strokes and movement patterns and which values the game of tennis is built on. The basics for all courses is the ESTESS Top 10 System. Footwork, legwork and playing with the other hand, essential tactics and strategies and control systems are integrated in the course program that are cconducted by ESTESS Diplomates, D.Tr.®. Motivation, dedication, determination are of great importancy. It is the first step to selfestimation.


ESTESS & AATC Philosophy, HISTORY of AATC and ESTESS, Rules, Technique, Movement, Tactics Strategies, Physical preparation 1, Nutrition 1. Breathing Technique, Grips, Steps, Positions. The Art of Strokes, Twohanded/Handed, Kinematic Chain, Impact/Touch, Pendula, Body Unitturn, and Balance


You can always ad something new to your game that is the essence oft he preparatory course. Every day a little step will become a long journey someday. This is the message to our prospect instructiong coaches during the preparatory course. The course that leads to a Preparatory Coach certificate is focused on the coach´s ability to execute certain stroke and grip variations, adaption and adjusted foot-and legwork and for all work with the ESTESS Top 10 system for the coach him/herself.

Responsibility and Concentration are strong soiles in this courses that should be the prestep before the coach should start to teach others. Therefore it is of great responsibility to go through all the processes that the coach later on wish to teach third part and for all charge fees for their services.

The course focus on good preparation in the stroke and correct follow through endings + recovery phases. It is also important how to prepare physically and mentally and of course how to divide the year in different seasonal preparation.

Visualizing and attitude etc. becomes more important issues. Therefore the first coaching student has to be oneself. The course teach how to transfer the selfestimation into selfawareness.


ESTESS & AATC Philosophy, HISTORY of AATC and ESTESS, Rules, Technique, Movement, Tactics Strategies, Physical Preparation 2, Nutrition 2, Psychology, Doubles. The Art of Games, Position on Court, Variations, Wristwork, Shouldbladework, Trust and Confidence are keywords in the course.


Now we start to put all the stroke-,footwork-, legwork-mechanics and variations, tactics, strategies in to perspective. How should I instruct others to do the same what I was taught. The self estimation and selfawareness now slowly should be transfered into selfconfidence. Your ability to communicate and present is of high value. How should a coach implement the applied knowledge on others? What attitude should the coach use? How does the coach speak and use the voice, which exercises are the best for adults, children etc? Instructive commands, acting in certain situations, inform officials like doctors etc, tests and assesment are additional fundamental topics in the course


First aid, Showing, Exercising, Positions, Guiding, Grips, Balance, Time, Diplomatests, Follow-Through

Level II Teaching Coach


The teching coach is someone who definitely start to become a productive and professional coach. He already knows methods, techniques and variations, he is skilled with a great supportive attitude. He/she can easily adapt to different situations and levels of players. He/she is mostly working with beginners and children but can also start to be an assistant to a Head Pro.

The course therefore aims on more specific knowledge and specific topics in the game . How to think, bodylanguage, routines etc. The coach will get the feeling of guding and advising others and play a main role in students life.


Methods and Pedagogics, Applied Psychology, The Mental Game, Adoloscent Development, Group Dynamics, Presentations and Attitude. Essential Stratocolor Presentation + Repetition of Instructing Coach Course

Level III Transition Coach


The transition coach is focusing on everything from instructing adults and groups. He/she is also now stepping in to the higher levels of coaching and is frequently drilling and pushing the students to take the next step. Step Up is an outspoken goal that should be followed up. At this point the coach has to be able to play with all kind of students up to competetive level. Passing shots, lobs and the essential knowledeg of the return and serving game is fundamental. The course communicate how the coach can motivate a student to take the next step forward. It ist he transition phase that leds to the next step therefore the transition coach is one of the most important coaches for a students athletic life. It doesn´t matter if it is adults or beginner or children, all people independant of level o rage has valuable athletic life.


Applied Tecniques, Applied Tactics, Periodization, Mental Guiding, Fitness Coaching, Advisory, Tournament Planning, Material Guidance, Videoanalysis, The Volley Game, The Return Game, Serve. + Repetition of Teaching Coach Course

Level IV Advanced Coach


Competition is a clear goal for the advanced coach. Of course his/her work is still of a pending basis between beginners, children and adult but the advanced coach is skilled in competitive drills, sprints, physical preparation, mental training and nutrition issues. He/she can also use speed, deep and angles, is well aware of tactical and strategical gameplans (stratocolor) and can teach offensive and defensiv gameplans, stroke and movement variations. The ability to play different spins and strokes is a trademark of an advanced coach. He/she can prepare the game and divide the court into zones and areas. It is though not necessary to be a succesful player but the ability and fundament to understand what young players are going through is a must. The Advanced Coach can also adapt and adjust to different players personalities and is educated in professional presentations.


Applied Biomechanics, Serve and Volley, Return Game, Attack: Defensive & Offensive Game, Aggresive vs. Offensive, Defensive vs. Passiv, Concentration and Focus, Common Sport Injuries & Treatment, Rewinding, Rip Recover. + Repetition of Transition Coach Course

Level V Executive Coach


To be an executive means that the general performance and professional attitude is the name of the game. It fits in to a Club & Academy leader or a team leader that could work under the name Head Coach. The executive is well prepared, concentrated and disciplined in his/her way of beeing and has learned to control structures and be clear and determined. Of course the executive coach should be a role model to all other coaches and his/her own playing ability skills are very high. Playing with the best juniors and international players should not be a problem.


Management, Marketing, Structuring, Planning, Organisation, Leadership, Educating Others, Personalities

+ Repetition of Advanced Coach Course

Level VI – VII AATC Higher Assessment Grades

(AATC Higher Assesment Grades)

Director of Tennis Coaching – National Assesment
Master of Tennis Coaching – International Assesment (an independant theoretical work on a specific tennis subject has to be done)

Executive Director of Tennis Coaching

Executive Master of Tennis Coaching

Level IV Diplomate of Teacing/Tennis Coaching

Level X Doctorate of Tennis and Biomechanics


Asia Pacific Racquet Stringers Association

Become a certified Racquet Stringer
Quality Stringer or Elite Stringer Certifications are available for all stringers
Membership allows members to receive a free APRSA approved stirng as well as certification

Future Leaders Course/Mentoring Program

This course is designed for schools and leadership groups. It is not tennis specific and is about the development of the individual holistically who would like to take on a leadership role in life.Basic introductions to care and safety and group management are emphasized and a holistic approach to personal development is touched upon by the facilitators.

Some of the topics covered include

  • Care and safety
  • Qualities of a good leader
  • Leadership roles and responsibilities
  • Group Management
  • Group and individual activities
  • Self Assessment and Goal Setting

Recognition of Prior Learning

RPL means Recognized Prior Learning. The AATC recognizes the importance life skills and life experience plays in the ability to deliver high quality holistic training. In line with our competency based training courses, we understand the journey you have been on. As a result, we will streamline the assessment process for you in order to obtain your AATC Certification and benefits that come with it.

Course Facilitators


  • Connie Leone
  • Chris O’Mara
  • Anson Hansley Norman
  • Jason Nell
  • Imran Iqbal

Coach Mentoring Services

We provide mentoring services to our affiliates who are TA and AATC members. We will help you move into the Tennis Australia pathway upon completion of our Level One Workshop and overseas, we will assist you to gather momentum as you utilise our affiliation with the ESTESS Athletic University. We train you to train.

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