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Tennis Instructor Course

Tennis NWT is seeking expressions of interest from individuals interested in participating in Tennis Instructor Training.  A strategic goal of Tennis NWT is to develop northern tennis instructors to support tennis in the Northwest Territories and support the development of Tennis NWT’s Junior Development (Children and Youth) and other tennis programs in the NWT.

If you are interested in becoming a Certified Tennis Instructor, or have questions about potential Tennis Instructor Training, please let this be known prior to February 22, 2019, by contacting Tennis NWT Executive Director, Nikola Jovic at nwttennis@gmail.com

Tennis Instructor Training Overview
Instructors are trained to introduce players to the game using Progressive tennis in group lessons (1.0 – 2.5 level) at tennis clubs, community courts and in school gyms. This course develops the leadership skills of an enthusiastic instructor who organizes practice and play, makes tennis accessible and simple to learn, and promotes friendships that support the growth and retention of starter players.

Commitment: 4 days
Minimum Age: 16 years (may take course at 15 years and be evaluated but can only be certified on or after 16th birthday)
Prerequisites: Minimum level of play 3
Role in Industry: Beginning Instructor (Summer Camps and Clinics, Seasonal Clubs and Clinics)
To maintain active certified professional status: TPA membership in addition to professional development every 4 years (or another certification course)

Our Coaches

We are extremely proud of our coaches. Tennis NWT have a wonderful team of qualified coaches who share their love of tennis with children and adults.  The coaching team is made up of experienced and qualified coaches all specializing in specific areas to ensure we are able to offer a diverse programme to players.

Nikola exuberates enthusiasm on the tennis court. He has an absolute passion for tennis. He has been instrumental in the growth of the tennis in Yellowknife.

Tamara is currently in Grade 11. She starts off our beginners on their way to improvement. Especially good with the youngsters, She focuses on intermediate level players and with her personable approach and keenness to help everyone improve she is a great asset to the team.

Brian is currently in Grade 11. He is tennis player, swimmer and musician. He has been in sports for almoust all of his life and he has played tennis for 4 years. He enjoys coaching.

View Coaching Resources provided by the TPA

  • Coaching Development System, click here
  • Hiring an Active coach, click here
  • List of Certified Coaches, click here
  • Find a Course, Workshop, Conference or Seminar, click here