Tennis is booming and our sport needs more coaches! Whether you are looking for a volunteer role, a side hustle, a full-time future job, or are simply curious about how to teach tennis, then we hope you will join us for an upcoming workshop!
These trainings will give you the tools to make a positive impact on the lives of others while having fun on the tennis courts!
If you have questions or want to learn more about how to become a tennis coach, please contact Francie Barragan, USTA Tennis Service Representative for NC at
Free Online Workshops & Resources for Coaches
USTA Coach Learning Center: This site includes a library of resources and trainings for coaches.
Free Cardio Tennis Instructor Training: https://www.cardiotennisinstructor.com/
USTA Net Generation Curriculum (free to access):
Community Coach Workshops are free trainings designed for existing novice coaches and avid tennis players interested in learning to coach. Participants will learn the basic skills to coach the sport of tennis and how to run entry-level group programming.
This workshop is open to players of all skill levels and no prior coaching experience is required. It is an active, on-court session so participants will need to bring their racquets & be dressed to move. Contact Francie Barragan at Barragan@sta.usta.com with any questions or to inquire about future trainings in your area.
In-Person Workshop Schedule:
February 23, 2024 (tentative): Asheville, NC
March 16, 2024: Outer Banks - Register HERE
USTA’s Coaching Fundamentals Workshop is a two-day, face-to-face workshop for non-certified coaches focusing on coaching and teaching tennis to beginners through low-intermediate players of all ages. National Coach Developers approved by USTA will facilitate the training. This workshop is recognized by certifying organization PTR and is the first step towards earning a Level 1 Coach Certification (USTA will automatically provide a record of completion, on your behalf, to all certifying organizations).
May 4-5, 2024 (tentative dates): Cary Tennis Park
August TBD: Winston-Salem Open Workshop
Are you looking for a job in tennis? Here are some helpful links for those looking for a job in the tennis industry:
Job boards primarily for Teaching/Coaching Positions:
Careers in Tennis: https://jobs.careersintennis.com/ (Search by state to see all opportunities in your state)
College Coaching Positions: https://ncaamarket.ncaa.org/jobs?keywords=tennis
High School Coaching: https://www.nchsaa.org/coaches/
USTA NC: https://www.nctennis.com/jobs
USTA National: https://careers.usta.com/
There are two organizations that offer certification for those wanting to become tennis teaching professionals. Those organizations are the Professional Tennis Registry (www.ptrtennis.org) and the United States Professional Tennis Association (www.uspta.com). A schedule of certification workshops and educational opportunities can be found on their websites.
Make a Difference Through Tennis
Every tennis player can benefit from working with a coach, regardless of age or skill level. Even the best players in the world have coaches. By becoming a coach, you get to introduce new players to this amazing sport and advance the game of those who've already been bitten by the "tennis bug." Plus, you'll stay active, learn new things, meet new people, have fun, and feel rewarded in knowing you made a difference in the lives of others.