Level 3 - Coaching Advanced Players Course (CAP)

Level 3 Coaching Course

Objective of the Coaching Advanced Players course

The goal of the course is to give participants the competences to teach tennis to intermediate and advanced players involved in competition.

The Tennis Ireland Level 3 Course is a 12-day course. Topics covered in the course include: advanced biomechanics and technique, tactics, teaching methodology, physical training and applied psychology for tennis.

Who can apply for the Level 3 course?

Requirements to register for the Level 3 course:

  • Qualified Level 2 Coach.
  • Candidates should be of a sufficient playing standard.
  • Must be Licensed for the year with Tennis Ireland.
  • Must be Garda vetted within previous 3 years.
  • Must have completed Safeguarding 1 training within previous 3 years.
  • Must have valid First Aid certificate.

When registering you will be required to upload the following:

  • Valid Safeguarding 1 certificate within previous 3 years (you will be asked to submit a refresher cert, if required, after your registration is received).
  • Valid First Aid certificate.
  • A copy of your C.V.

What is involved in the course?

  • 5 hours online learning to complete 37 Modules on the ITF Academy site before commencing the FaceTime side of the course.
  • 15 of the hours will be delivered on Zoom divided into sessions (number of sessions and hours may vary per course).
  • 7 x 13-15 hour days with the Coach Developer on-court (number of sessions and hours may vary per course).


The Level 3 course concludes with all the participants being assessed by means of an in person written test, technical-tactical practical assessment, playing ability assessment and satisfactory completion of the 5 workbooks. Participants must also have successfully completed the 37 online Modules on the ITF Academy.

Upon the successful completion of the full course, the participants will be awarded a Tennis Ireland Level 3 Coaching Certification and will be able to work with advanced players.

Failed Practicals

If a participant fails the practical assessment they will be informed of the process and the below fee will apply. Participants will be issued with a new topic once the fee is paid.

The additional fee to repeat the practical test and/or complete a reflective journal is €80.00.

Course Fees

The fee for the course is €1900.00

A deposit of €1000.00 will be required once registration is accepted.

Invoices will be issued to candidates. The balance must be paid before the end of the contact hours. 

Timeframe to complete the course

Candidates can complete the assessments in their own time to become qualified but we do advise to complete these soon after completing the course while information is fresh.

Maximum and Minimum Participants per course

Maximum – 12 Participants

Minimum – 10 Participants

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