Director of Tennis Course

The Director of Tennis Course is a prerequisite for Level 1 Coaches to take before advancing to the Tennis Ireland Level 2 Course.  The Course is designed to provide the participant with all the knowledge required in order to set up and develop successful on court tennis programmes in a club.  If you plan to be in a leadership role at a tennis club at some stage in the future, the course will help you develop the necessary skills to manage and lead the implementation of a complete club development programme.

The Director of Tennis Course was written and presented by Peter Farrell, Tennis Ireland Regional Development Officer for South Leinster.

The Presentations were recorded, edited and produced by Roger Geraghty, Director of Development, Tennis Ireland.

The Course is aimed at Club Officials, Provincial Branch Councillors, Coaches and potential Directors of Tennis or Tennis Managers.  We believe the content contained in the presentations will act as an excellent resource for volunteers serving on club committees whether they are totally new to the task or they are an experienced volunteer seeking new ideas.

Coaches will also benefit from taking the course especially if they are in charge of the on court programmes at your club and of course if clubs are in a position to appoint a Director of Tennis we strongly recommend that the potential candidate takes the course.

The Role of the Director of Tennis

  • Direct the overall programme in relation to both the playing and coaching schedule.
  • Design, plan, schedule and supervise the coaching and playing programme for junior and senior club members, at both recreational and performance levels.
  • Work closely with both coaches and relevant committees to ensure that all playing and coaching programmes are delivered effectively.
  • Monitor activity at the club, in order to plan for further development of the programmes.

The Course

Eleven Modules

  1. The Role of the Coach
  2. Approaching a Club
  3. Components of a Club Development Programme
  4. Working with parents
  5. Communication Skills
  6. Risk Assessment
  7. Protecting Our Children
  8. Running A Business
  9. Working with Committees
  10. Staff Management
  11. Important Forms and Documents


Achieving the Tennis Ireland Director of Tennis Qualification

  • Study each module.
  • Complete tasks that will be assigned to you following certain modules (this will entail completing an online quiz based on the eleven modules, writing a paper and submitting video footage).

Should any of your tasks not be completed to the required standard, you will have an opportunity to repeat the task as often as is necessary for you to reach the required level.

The course is divided into two sections, section A and section B.

Director of Tennis Course – Section A:

To provide the general tennis public with new ideas that they can implement at club level.

Cost : Free

For more information click here.

Director of Tennis Course – Section B:

For individuals who want to proceed with the examination process involved in order to become a Tennis Ireland qualified Director of Tennis.

Director of Tennis Course: Examinations Process and Qualification Cost – €125

Register Here 

Type Title Size Date
application/pdf Director of Tennis Application Form 104 kbs 9th April 2010