Full Time Tennis Academy
You will study the National Diploma in Sport, and if you have a rating of 6.1 or below, the LTA's Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme (AASE). Subjects include: body in action, fitness testing, nutrition, psychology, practical, massage & injuries, training & fitness and coaching. Academy students receive regular tennis coaching from a professional coach at Torquay Lawn Tennis Club, and will.
To take into account
You will need five GCSEs at grade C or above including English, plus a tennis rating.
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What will I be learning?
You will study the National Diploma in Sport, and if you have a rating of 6.1 or below, the LTA's Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme (AASE). Subjects include: body in action, fitness testing, nutrition, psychology, practical, massage & injuries, training & fitness and coaching. Academy students receive regular tennis coaching from a professional coach at Torquay Lawn Tennis Club, and will be involved in regular matches and competitions at a high standard.
The course will also allow you to undertake a combination of additional, nationally recognised sports qualifications. These will include the following:
Community Sports Leader
National Pool Lifeguard
Exercise and Fitness qualifications
First Aid at Work/Emergency First Aid
Literacy and Working with Others level 2 Key skills.
How will I learn?
The National Diploma is assessed by a range of methods including assignments, reports, presentations and practical observations. Assessment is continuous throughout the two years and you will be graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction. Lessons are both practical and theoretical and you will also have the opportunity to undertake additional vocational qualifications over your two years, including coaching qualifications. Your course will be based at South Devon College and at Torquay Lawn Tennis Club, and your week will comprise of taught lessons plus professional tennis coaching and match play. Wherever possible the National Diploma units will be applied to the sport of tennis, and you can use your practical and coaching ability to enhance your grades in some modules.
What else might I want to know?
The Tennis Academy is in partnership with the LTA and Torquay Lawn Tennis Club. Students will represent the College in local, regional and national competitions. At interview we will advise you of any essential resources, training kit or equipment that you may need as part of your course.
Tennis Academy students will improve their tennis performance through regular coaching and matches, whilst at the same time gaining the National Diploma in Sport at South Devon College. Players rated 6.1 and below will also have the opportunity to complete the Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme in Sporting Excellence ( ASE ) delivered in conjunction with the Lawn Tennis Association.
Our academy works in partnership with the Lawn Tennis Association and Torquay Tennis Club, where you will train and play using state of the art facilities. Your programme includes regular regional and national competitions. As part of your programme you will also have the opportunity to complete a number of tennis coaching awards.
What can I do afterwards?
The Tennis Academy is suitable for talented players wanting to develop their skills, and aspiring to a career in professional tennis, coaching, teaching, sports therapy or leisure management.
Apply for this course
You can apply online , by phone, post or in person.
Course Code: ND3TEN1F
Full Time Tennis Academy