Club Professional


A Club Professional coach is able to plan and deliver a range of coaching programs for beginners through to advanced players across the lifespan. These coaches have expertise in a number of areas including: developing players, planning and delivering competitions and managing a business.

Club Professional coaches may work a variety of roles at clubs, centres schools or academies.  Some coaches work primarily on-court in a coaching role.  Others are Head coaches, leading a coaching team, combining on-court coaching with off-court responsibilities.  A number of Club Professional coaches focus on developing Talent Development players.  Others are Business Operators, managing a business and/or a venue.  The Club Professional coaching course prepares coaches to perform these roles.

To cater for the individual needs of our course participants and where they are in their coaching journey, the course consists of ten core units and two elective streams – Talent Development and Business Development.  All coaches complete the core units and then can select a number of elective units from one or both elective streams which best suit their needs.

The Club Professional Coach course is a Tennis Australia qualification. Tennis Australia’s courses are the only tennis coaching courses officially recognised by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).


CORE UNITS                  

  • Develop players
  • Plan programmes and competitions
  • Plan and deliver inclusive coaching
  • Plan social play
  • Provide advice about equipment (1)
  • Provide parent engagement and education
  • Manage personal wellbeing
  • Prepare to manage a business
  • Identify risk and apply risk management processes / implement and monitor work health and safety policies


  • Manage and develop staff
  • Develop a business website
  • Prepare a small business plan
  • Conduct a tennis event


  • Coach high performing players aged 8-14 years
  • Analyse stroke production of high performing junior players
  • Analyse matches and plan for improvement
  • Implement physical conditioning activities
  • Support players to prevent injuries
  • Provide nutrition information to players
  • Support players to develop psychological skills for tennis

Recommended for:       
Coaches who have held a Junior Development qualification for at least two years or experienced coaches with older (historical) qualifications, aiming to start a coaching business and become a Head coach at a club/centre and for those who are coaching talented club players.


  • The course is delivered over approximately 6-9 months                    
  • Course participants will have 18 months from the start date to complete units totalling 16 credit points


  • Hold a Junior Development coaching qualification for a minimum of two years
  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of the course
  • Be currently coaching either full time or part-time
  • Hold a current first aid certificate (which includes unit codes 6402 and 6401)
  • Have a Club Professional coach or equivalent as a supervisor
  • Maintain a suitable physical fitness level to complete the practical components of the course
    If you have any concerns about this component please contact the Course Coordinator to discuss

$2,700 (inc gst) which includes course materials and tuition

Career outcomes:        
These coaches are managing a small business, providing a range of coaching programmes and services, managing and training staff, liaising with club volunteers and/or local council. 

Club Professional coaches may also be coaching talented regional and national level players.

When and where is the next course?         

View the calendar

How do I enrol?                                     

Expressions of Interest HERE

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