Dorset Tennis Coach Workshop

Led by International Coach Education & Player Development Consultant, Simon Wheatley.  Working on Serve & Return and Doubles.

An exclusive workshop for Dorset Coaches split into two key areas; the first is focussed around developing serve and return whilst the second area will centre around building drills for doubles.

Date | Thursday, 7th March 2024
Time | 10 am to 2 pm
Venue | David Lloyd Club, Poole

The Workshop is free with 4 CPD points available via the LTA independent learning submissions.

If you would like to attend, please e-mail Harry Lund - or WhatsApp message via 07855 436701.

LTA Assistant: Core Training (Level 1)

Start Date | Sunday, 17th March 2024
End Date | Sunday, 21st April 2024
Duration | 2 days
Location | David Lloyd Poole
Cost | £250
Coach Credits | 12

This two-day qualification is ideal for tennis parents, enthusiasts, or keen players looking for the knowledge and skills to support group coaching sessions, alongside a lead Coach.

Find out more and book here

First Aid Course

Date | Wednesday, 10th April
Time | 9 am
Duration | 6 hours
Location | West Hants Club
Cost | £75
Coach Credits | 6

Find out more and book here

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NEW online course - Wheelchair Tennis: Building Tools and Confidence for Coaches

This course is aimed at coaches looking to develop and enhance their knowledge of wheelchair tennis. It equips coaches with the fundamental coaching principles, chair set-up considerations and appropriate maintenance and the tools to develop transformative wheelchair tennis programmes for players with physical impairments.

Price: £20
Duration: 2 hours
Credits: 2

LTA Submit an Enquiry Form

The LTA has a very comprehensive FAQ section on their website, however, if you need to contact the LTA directly, you can do so via their 'Submit an Enquiry' form.
LTA 'Submit an Enquiry' form

Upload your First Aid Certificate

If you have completed a valid first aid course but it is not showing in the Coach Secure Area, you can submit your certificate to the LTA for verification.

More information on First Aid training and what information must be on the certificate can be found here.
Form to submit your certificate here.

Coach Courses

Find courses and workshops here

Tennis Qualification Pathway

LTA Qualifications prepare coaches for specific jobs and roles that exist within the tennis industry. Find out more here.

Financial  Support

Dorset LTA is keen to support coaches, future coaches and volunteers who are committed to supporting Tennis for Britain.  In seeking funding assistance, we also encourage you to gain the support of your club/school/local authority as well as look to apply for additional partnership funding.

Coach Education Finance Assistance criteria and Application Form can be found here.

WhatsApp Group

Dorset has a WhatsApp group for county Accredited Coaches with the purpose to encourage communication, sharing of ideas etc.  To join the group, please e-mail

Dorset Coaching Vacancies

Dorset coaching vacancies will be published on this page.  Vacancies in other parts of the country can be found on the LTA website here. Venues are invited to send us any coaching vacancies they have for publication.

Coach Network Events

Events will be held twice a year.  Coaches will be notified of upcoming events by e-mail.  Events will also be publicised on our social media and website.

Coaching Courses

The LTA run a large number of coaching courses, visit the LTA website.

Coaching LTA Youth

LTA Youth is a fresh, modern and comprehensive coaching programme for kids aged 4 - 18 years. The programme will help make tennis more relevant, accessible, welcoming and enjoyable for more kids. Find out more on the LTA website.