Supporting Your Professional Development

At Sportime we are dedicated to helping kids achieve their goals with tennis a vehicle and to make this vehicle go to the places it needs to we need great drivers. It is not enough to provide a great program we have to help coaches and all the people in the club environment deliver!

So we provide professional development modules that support the roles that our coaches and staff do everyday! It’s not like any other coach development program, it’s designed to support the roles you will take within Sportime and to help you be the success that we know you want to be.

One of the key missions is to create a common language and sense of unity in the approach that staff take at a facility. Although this is not about teaching by numbers it is about understanding the core principles that are behind learning and the approach to coaching. So one of the best ways to use this system is to learn together. So we suggest you follow these steps:

  • Step One: Discuss which module you will take with your direct manager
  • Step Two: Agree a period of time in which to complete it
  • Step Three: Complete the course and meet on or off court as a group to discuss how to implement
  • Step Four: Agree a review period when you will meet to discuss how you have applied the course information

Highlights

  • Develop skills that you can use on the job
  • Learn without leaving your facility
  • Build the skills to deliver the program you actually work in
  • Get practical advice from our Directors
  • Enhance your career prospects

Submissions

Each course has a range of ways for you to show your competency including:

  • Online registration
  • Online Presentation & interviews
  • Knowledge Confirmation Quizzes
  • Tagged Video Lesson Submissions
  • Live Lesson Tune In
  • Locker Room Discussions
  • Portfolio Submissions

Induction Modules

These modules are designed to get you started. You can take these modules before teaching at a Sportime Facility which will help you to understand your role and how we approach coaching under 10s.

How our program fits together.

How to use our curriculum.

Understand how kids learn.

Why sport is important.

Key communication skills.

The basics of on court organization.

Development Modules

All coaches teaching in the program should complete this modules within the first three months of starting work at Sportime. They help to ensure that we are taking a consistent approach and using language that coaches, players and parents understand.

Our approach to teaching the game.

Key Skills for everyone

Competition essentials

The unique elements of working camp

Using behaviors to engage kids

Key messages for parents

Specialist Modules

These modules are designed to support your development if you wish to specialise in the area of under 10s. This role is in high demand in the tennis industry and requires a special set of skills yp deliver to the highest level.

Special skills for teaching U5s

Building athletes too!

Large group and schools coaching

Professional Development FAQs

Are these modules qualifications?

All the modules are designed to support vocational professional development and therefore are not stand alone qualifications. These modules are recognized by the PTR Professional Tennis Registry and therefore receive industry support.

Can I take the modules in any order?

Yes, this is a modular system and therefore you can design your learning program in the way that best suits and interests you at any point in your career.

Is each entire module online?

Each course is different and outlines of the submission requirements are listed at the start of each one on the course page.

What do I get on completion of each module?

You will receive a diploma at end of each course plus other items when you reach a designation. Once you complete all the courses for a designation you can submit them and we will mail your designation diploma and materials.

Do Sportime PD Modules receive License Credits from Federations?

All Course content has been submitted to major Federations and Coach organisations for consideration for credits but you should contact others to see if credits can be added.