PTR UK

Course Schedule

From April 2022 we will be kicking off our PTR UK courses starting in Wimbledon, London. We will be planning courses throughout the year in different areas of the U.K so stay tuned for these!

Please ensure that you are an active PTR member before signing onto any of the courses. Please note that the courses are non refundable but can be changed with a medical note.

We will also be offering speciality courses throughout the year, all PTR UK members will receive an email notifying them of these course opportunities.

This workshop emphasizes the importance of creating a coaching environment in which children can play quickly. The course is divided into two parts: 4 hours of recommended preparation from the Study Guide, followed by a 20 hour on court workshop. The workshop prepares participants for the three-part certification exam. Two parts of the exam (skills and teaching) are administered on court at the completion of the workshop. The remaining part – the online exam – must be submitted within 10 days after the workshop. Costs, times and days can vary by country. This workshop is a pre-requisite for coaches who wish to progress to Level 2 Certification Workshop.

Elements of the Certification Workshop 

  • Communication and organization skills for the coach
  • How to teach basic strokes
  • Basics of skill and game for 10 & Under Players
  • Serve, rally and score
  • Activities to ensure players are learning while they are having fun
  • Information for working positively with parents

The Junior Development Workshop emphasizes the importance of creating a coaching environment in which junior players can learn to play quickly.  

Elements of the Certification Workshop 

  • Communication and organization skills for the coach
  • Structure and content of tennis lessons
  • Appropriate games and activities for the age group
    • Play as quickly as possible
  • Appropriate competition for different ages
  • What to teach depending on the 5 playing situations

The 24-hour course is divided into two parts: 4 hours of recommended preparation from the Study Guide followed by a 20-hour on-court workshop. The course prepares participants for the three-part certification exam. Two parts are administered at the completion of the workshop with the remaining written test completed online within 10 days following the on-court examination. Costs, times and days can vary by country. This workshop is a pre-requisite for coaches who wish to progress to Level 2 Certification Workshop.

PTR’s Adult Development Certification Workshop is the industry leader in professional tennis teaching. The workshop is conducted primarily on court with emphasis on the fundamentals of teaching group lessons, the development of biomechanically sound strokes, stroke analysis and corrections, and the logistics of organizing group drills. The 20-hour course will prepare members for the three-part certification exam. Certification testing will be administered at the conclusion of the workshop. Current PTR members are encouraged to retest at this time to upgrade their rating. Costs, times and days can vary by country. This workshop is a pre-requisite for coaches who wish to progress to Level 2 Certification Workshop.

Elements of the Certification Workshop

  • To demonstrate and actively learn PTR’s process for group lessons.
  • how/what to teach beginner adults
  • To display and discuss successful stroke analysis and corrections that can be applied to common stroke problems.
  • To demonstrate specialty shot teaching progressions.
  • To focus on qualities essential for successful coaching.
  • Doubles

Cardio Tennis is a high energy group fitness activity that combines the best features of the sport of tennis with cardiovascular exercise, delivering the ultimate, full body, calorie burning aerobic and anaerobic workout. It is a very social and engaging class for players of all ability levels. If you’ve never played tennis before it is a great way to be introduced to the sport and if you are an experienced tennis player it is the best way to train for tennis.

Most classes have mixed ability and some facilities offer classes which are more specific to ability/fitness level. However, regardless of ability or fitness level the Cardio Tennis Instructor is trained to provide the ideal workout for each person.