Professional Development (as of January 1, 2008)

 

In order to ensure all certified instructors, club professionals and coaches maintain “Active Certified Status” based on their level of certification; there is a minimum ongoing professional development requirement. This is critical to maintaining or developing your knowledge, problem-solving, technical skills or professional performance standards.  The TPA offers and endorses (with its partners) a wide variety of professional development opportunities.

Coaching excellence demands that every Canadian tennis Instructor, Coach and Club Professional (for the remainder of this policy referred to as “certified coach”) pursue professional development opportunities and keep abreast of new trends in the sport.

 

To be classified as "ACTIVE", a certified coach must:

1. Have achieved full certification at a particular level

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2. Be a member of the "Tennis Professionals Association"

 

To maintain "ACTIVE" status, a coach must either:

1.   Attend a tennis certification course at the level immediately above the level at which he or she is fully certified (note: it can also include taking a new stream of certification).

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2.   Attend one of the following prescribed professional development opportunities   

  • Coaching Conference (endorsed by Tennis Canada or PTO)
  • Professional Development Course or Program (endorsed by Tennis Canada or PTO)
  • High Performance Mentor Program
  • NCCP Multi-Sport Module
  • Wheelchair Workshop
  • Cardio Tennis Workshop
  • Online Education
  • Le Petit Online Course
  • Auditing a previously attended certification course (as approved by PTO)

 

The Expiry dates for each level is as follows:

  • Instructor: 4 years expiry
  • Club Pro 1: 3 years expiry
  • Club Professional 2, Club Professional 3: 2 years expiry
  • Coach 2, Coach 3, Coach 4 and Coach 5: 2 years expiry

Coaches who do not fulfill the above requirements will be classified "INACTIVE".

               

 

              

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