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Certifications Endorsed and Accredited by ESTESS Athletic University

Courses

  • AATC O – Orientation Tennis Assistant – Mod Sports and Mod Tennis Programs Tennis Apprentice
  • AATC 1 – Development Tennis Coach
  • AATC 2 – Advanced Tennis Coach
  • AATC 3 – High Performance / Elite Coach
  • AATC 4 – Master Coach – Training & Assessment- Coach the Coach
  • AATC 5 – Diploma – Sports Mentor – Tennis
  • AATC 6 – Advanced Diploma – Sport – Tennis
  • AATC 7 – Degree – Sports Coursework – Major Tennis
  • AATC 8 – Honours Degree – Graduate Sports
  • AATC 9 – Masters – Sports Coursework or Research – Major Tennis
  • AATC 10 – Doctoral – Specialised Research Skills – Profession in Sport/Tennis

AATC O – Orientation Tennis Assistant – Mod Sports and Mod Tennis Programs Tennis Apprentice – 6 hours

COURSE GOAL

ORIENTATION COURSE – 6 hours

This is your start to a career on the court.  Trainees/Apprentices start with modified sports programs and fundamental motor skills and progress to modified tennis skills and games. Trainees learn the basic function and mechanics of all strokes and movement patterns.

SUBJECTS AND TOPICS EXAMPLES:

Care and Safety, Basic Ball Feeding Techniques, Leadership Values, Introduction to group Management, Communication Techniques, Games, Drills and Activities, Preparation and lesson Plans, Goal Setting

The purpose of the Certificate I qualification type is to qualify individuals with basic functional knowledge and skills to undertake work, further learning and community involvement.  

AATC 1 – Development Tennis Coach – 24 hours

COURSE GOAL

The Development Tennis Coach is someone who is starting their professional coaching pathway. He/She already knows methods, techniques, and variations and he/she is skilled with a great supportive attitude. He/she can easily adapt to different situations with beginner to intermediate level players.  The perfect assistant to a Head Pro.

The course aims at more specific knowledge and specific topics of tennis. The Development coach can be a role model developing a positive mental attitude.

SUBJECTS & TOPICS EXAMPLES – 

Methods and Pedagogics, Applied Psychology, The Mental Game, Adolescent Development, Group Dynamics, Presentations and Attitude. Essential Presentation + Repetition of Instructing Coach Course,  Cert. 2/3

AATC 2 – Advanced Tennis Coach – 50 hours

COURSE GOAL

The Advanced coach is focusing on everything from instructing adults and groups. He/she is also now stepping into the higher levels of coaching and is frequently drilling and pushing the students to take the next step.  At this point the Advanced Coach has to be able to play with all kind of students up to a competitive level. Passing shots, lobs and the essential knowledge of the return and serving game is fundamental. The course communicates how the coach can motivate a student to take the next step forward. It is the transition phase that leads to the next step, therefore, the Advanced Coach is one of the most important coaches for a student’s pathway no matter the age or skill level.

SUBJECTS & TOPICS

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

AATC 3 – High Performance / Elite Coach

COURSE GOAL

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

SUBJECTS & TOPICS EXAMPLES

Applied Biomechanics, Serve and Volley, Return Game, Attack: Defensive & Offensive Game, Aggressive vs. Offensive, Defensive vs. Passive, Concentration and Focus, Common Sports Injuries & Treatment, Movement + Repetition of the Advanced Coach Course

AATC 4 – Master Coach – Training & Assessment – Coach the Coach

COURSE GOAL

To be a Master Coach means that the general performance and professional attitude is the name of the game. It fits into a Club & Academy leader or a team leader that could work under the name Head Coach. The Master Coach is well prepared, concentrated and disciplined in his/her way of being and has learned to control structures and be clear and determined. Of course, the Master 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.

SUBJECTS & TOPICS EXAMPLES

Management, Marketing, Planning, Organisation, Leadership, Educating Others, Psychology

+ Repetition of Advanced Coach Course

The purpose of the Certificate IV qualification type is to qualify individuals who apply a broad range of specialised knowledge and skills in varied contexts to undertake skilled work and as a pathway for further learning.

Cert IV Training Assessment must be designed and accredited to enable graduates to demonstrate the learning outcomes expressed as knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills. Coach the Coach

AATC 5 – Diploma – Sports Mentor – Tennis

Director of Tennis Coaching – Club or Academy

SUBJECTS & TOPICS EXAMPLES

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

The purpose of the Diploma qualification type is to qualify individuals who apply integrated technical and theoretical concepts in a broad range of contexts to undertake advanced skilled or paraprofessional work and as a pathway for further learning.

Diploma qualifications must be designed and accredited to enable graduates to demonstrate the learning outcomes expressed as knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills specified.

Diploma qualifications are available for accreditation and issuance in both higher education and vocational education and training.

AATC 6 – Advanced Diploma – Sport – Tennis

The purpose of the Advanced Diploma qualification type is to qualify individuals who apply specialised knowledge in a range of contexts to undertake advanced skilled or paraprofessional work and as a pathway for further learning.

Advanced Diploma qualifications must be designed and accredited to enable graduates to demonstrate the learning outcomes expressed as knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills specified.

AATC 7 – Degree – Sports Coursework- Major Tennis

The purpose of the Bachelor Degree qualification type is to qualify individuals who apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge in a range of contexts to undertake professional work and as a pathway for further learning.

Bachelor Degree qualifications must be designed and accredited to enable graduates to demonstrate the learning outcomes expressed as knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills specified.

AATC 8 – Honours Degree – Graduate Sports

The purpose of the Bachelor Honours Degree qualification type is to qualify individuals who apply a body of knowledge in a specific context to undertake professional work and as a pathway for research and further learning.

Bachelor Honours Degree qualifications must be designed and accredited to enable graduates to demonstrate the learning outcomes expressed as knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills specified.

AATC 9 – Masters – Sports – Coursework or Research – Major Tennis

There are three main forms of Masters Degrees within the Masters Degree qualification type: the Masters Degree (Research), the Masters Degree (Coursework) and the Masters Degree (Extended).

The purpose of the Masters Degree (Research) is to qualify individuals who apply an advanced body of knowledge in a range of contexts for research and scholarship and as a pathway for further learning.

The purpose of the Masters Degree (Coursework) is to qualify individuals who apply an advanced body of knowledge in a range of contexts for professional practice or scholarship and as a pathway for further learning.

The purpose of the Masters Degree (Extended) is to qualify individuals who apply an advanced body of knowledge in a range of contexts for professional practice and as a pathway for further learning.

AATC 10 – Doctoral – Specialised research skills – Profession in Tennis

The purpose of the Doctoral Degree is to qualify individuals who apply a substantial body of knowledge to research, investigate and develop new knowledge, in one or more fields of investigation, scholarship or professional practice.

There are two forms of Doctoral Degree with the same descriptor within the Doctoral Degree qualification type: the Doctoral Degree (Research) and the Doctoral Degree (Professional).

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

AATC COURSE FACILITATORS

  • Connie Leone
  • Frank Bruinsma
  • Anson Hansley Norman
  • Erwin Yang
  • Andrew Hill
  • Paul Kleverlaan
  • Lynton Joseph
  • 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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