Certifications Endorsed and Accredited by ESTESS Athletic University
- AATC O – Orientation Tennis Assistant – Mod Sports and Mod Tennis Programs Tennis Coach
- 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 – Diplomate – Specialised Research Skills – Profession in Sport/Tennis
- PBLAATC1 – Pickleball Development Coach
AATC O – Orientation Tennis Assistant – Mod Sports and Mod Tennis Programs Tennis Coach – 6 hours
AATC 1 – Development Tennis Coach – 12 hours
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.
Unit 1: Care and Safety
Unit 2: Communication
Unit 3: Biomechanics – Introduction to Stroke Fundamentals
Unit 4: Ball Feeding
Unit 5: Error Detection and Correction
Unit 6: Lesson Plans
Unit 7: Games. Drills and Activities (including fitness)
Unit 8: Mach Charting
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 – 24 hours
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.
Unit One: Roles and Responsibilities
Unit Two: Advanced Ball Feeding
Unit Three: Biomechanics
Unit Four: Playing Styles and Tactics
Unit Five: Fitness
Unit Six: Lesson Plans
Unit Seven: Match Charting
Unit Eight: The Business of Tennis
Unit Nine: Sports Nutrition
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 – Elite Tennis Coach
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.
- Coaching philosophy and teaching methods for advanced tennis players
- High performance stroke production and movement patterns
- Advanced tactics and match analysis for elite competitive tennis
- Tennis specific physical conditioning and training program
- Mental training principles for competitive tennis players
- Peak performance nutrition and athlete well-being practices
- Elite player development and planning
- Racquet and string technology and education
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
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
- Minimum of 10 years full time professional coaching
- Minimum 5 years as an accredited Level 2 – advanced – club professional coach
- Have successfully completed -worked – or employed as one or more of the following:
- Level 3 High Performance – Elite tennis coaching course
- Have a tertiary degree in sports science – coaching – physical education or allied course
- Delivered tennis coach education courses for more than 3 years.
- Have been the head coach at a tennis centre – club or facility for a minimum of 3 years with programs designed by you for beginner – intermediate – advanced – high performance/elite juniors and adult players
- As a Master Coach be prepared to deliver coach education on behalf of the AATC as required – mutually agreed to.
- To become an accredited Master Coach with the AATC submit a tennis thesis. This thesis should be able to be published.
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 – Diplomate – Specialised research skills – Profession in Tennis
The purpose of the Diplomate 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).
PBLAATC 1 – Pickleball Development Coach – 5 hours plus 2 hours pre course material
This course is the start of your career as a pickleball coach. The goal of this course is to prepare participants to be able to introduce pickleball to new players in a way that is both safe and fun. Additionally, to improve some of their playing skills and understanding.
Subjects and Topic examples
Key Pickleball Terminology, Learning to rally, Learning to score, key pickleball strokes, making pickleball safe, adapting to different class sizes and spaces, matchplay
This course will be perfect for beginner pickleball players wanting to improve both their knowledge and skills. This is also the perfect course for beginner/intermediate coaches as well as school teachers looking to introduce pickleball into their curriculum.
Assessment Process: On court assessment plus 1 multiple choice test to be completed within 48 hours of completing the course.
Course Cost: $300 plus AATC Annual fee
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.
AATC COURSE FACILITATORS
- Connie Leone
- Frank Bruinsma
- Anson Hansley Norman
- Erwin Yang
- Andrew Hill
- Paul Kleverlaan
- Lynton Joseph
- Benjamin James
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.