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What is included?

  • How we learn

    Understanding the learning process is key to becoming a great coach. We take you through the theory behind how we all learn.

  • Video guide

    How do I video tennis shots? We guide you through the best camera angles and court positions to capture your shots like a coach! No experience necessary.

  • Tennis Fundamentals

    We break down each of the 6 key tennis shots into their fundamental elements, enabling you to build up a picture of your own tennis so you can help others improve.

  • Analysis

    Building on the knowledge you have acquired, we guide you step-by-step through the analysis process. Once completed, you will have made the first step on the pathway to becoming a coach

  • Online Assessment

    At the end of the course, you will be assessed on your learnings in a 1 hour ZOOM call. If you pass then you obtain a Level 1 BTCA Coaching qualification.

JMT Coaching Diploma - Level 1

The tools you need to step into the coaching pathway

  • 20 x fundamental elements of each of the 6 key stokes

  • 80 x example tennis videos to help you visualise each element

  • 6 x video capture guides with 2 to 6 camera angles

  • 6 x evaluation forms used by professional coaches

  • Level 1 BTCA certificate on completion

Course Content

  • 1

    Welcome

  • 2

    How we learn

    • JMT Online - How we learn

    • How we learn and get better

    • Quiz Time!

  • 3

    Video capture

    • JMT Online - Video Capture

    • Introduction To Capturing Video Clips Easily

    • Video Capture Guide - Download - How to capture great video of your shots

    • Video Angle Guide - Download - Achieve the best camera angles

  • 4

    Fundamentals - Introduction

    • JMT Online - Introduction to the fundamentals elements of tennis

    • The 6 key strokes

    • Definitions: Tennis Vocabulary

    • Definitions: Tennis Racquet

    • Definitions: Tennis Court

  • 5

    Fundamentals - Serve

    • Introducing The Serve

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    • The Serve - Technical - A0 - Grip For Serving

      FREE PREVIEW
    • The Serve - Technical - A1 - Starting Position

      FREE PREVIEW
    • The Serve - Technical - A2 - Stance Position

    • The Serve - Technical - A3 - Take Back

    • The Serve - Technical - A4 - The Ball Toss

    • The Serve - Technical - A5 - Rhythm and Momentum

    • The Serve - Technical - A6 - Arm Extension

    • The Serve - Technical - A7 - Body Alignment

    • The Serve - Technical - A8 - Bending & Extending the Legs

    • The Serve - Technical - A9 - The various serve effects (SLICE/FLAT/SPIN)

    • The Serve - You are half-way. Time to reflect and then move forward

    • The Serve - Movement - B0 - Back Foot Forward

    • The Serve - Movement - B1 - Hip Movement

    • The Serve - Movement - B2 - Leg Landing Position

    • The Serve - Movement - B3 - Preparing a playing pattern from the serve and 1st shot

    • The Serve - Movement - B4 - Preparing a pattern from the serve and 2 shots

    • The Serve - Movement - B5 - Spine Flexibility

    • The Serve - Movement - B6 - Toes Up

    • The Serve - Movement - B7 - Shoulder line above hip line

    • The Serve - Movement - B8 - Elbow Throwing Action

    • The Serve - Movement - B9 - Shoulder Rotation

    • The Serve - Analysis & Reflection

    • The Serve - Evaluation Form

  • 6

    Fundamentals - Smash

    • Introduction to the smash

    • The Smash - Technical - A10 - Preparing The Take Back

    • The Smash - Technical - A11 - Positioning under the ball

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    • The Smash - Technical - A12 - Pointing at the ball

    • The Smash - Technical - A13 - Upper Body Orientation

    • The Smash - Technical - A14 - The Grip

    • The Smash - Technical - A15 - Familiarisation with the playing environment

    • The Smash - Technical - A16 - Using Various Effects (SLICE/ FLAT/ SPIN)

    • The Smash - Technical - A17 - Using Slice

    • The Smash - Technical - A18 - Using Flat

    • The Smash - Technical - A19 - Using Top Spin

    • The Smash - You are half-way. Time to reflect and then move forward

    • The Smash - Movement - B10 - Moving Sideways

    • The Smash - Movement - B11 - How to run backwards

    • The Smash - Movement - B12 - Pushing from the back leg

    • The Smash - Movement - B13 - Looking at the ball

    • The Smash - Movement - B14 - Positioning underneath the ball

    • The Smash - Movement - B15 - Player position behind the ball

    • The Smash - Movement - B16 - Get around the ball

    • The Smash - Movement - B17 - The Vertical Jump

    • The Smash - Movement - B18 - The importance of coordinating the upper and lower body actions

    • The Smash - Movement - B19 - Developing Power

    • The Smash - Analysis & Reflection

    • The Smash - Evaluation Form

  • 7

    Fundamentals - Return

    • Introduction to the return

    • The Return - Technical - A20 - Reading the ball

    • The Return - Technical - A21 - Movement & reaction

    • The Return - Technical - A22 - Use & interact with the ground

    • The Return - Technical - A23 - Be Light, bounce up

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    • The Return - Technical - A24 - Coordination upper-lower body

    • The Return - Technical - A25 - Shortening the take-back

    • The Return - Technical - A26 - Elbow extension in the follow-through

    • The Return - Technical - A27 - Strings on the ball

    • The Return - Technical - A28 - Blocking the return

    • The Return - Technical - A29 - Aggressive attitude

    • The Return - You are half-way. Time to reflect and then move forward

    • The Return - Movement - B20 - Diving into space

    • The Return - Movement - B21 - Reading the ball trajectory

    • The Return - Movement - B22 - Shortening the take-back | Blocking the return

    • The Return - Movement - B23 - Choose a grip while waiting for the serve

    • The Return - Movement - B24 - Creating the motion and the rythym

    • The Return - Movement - B25 - Be proactive | Make a choice

    • The Return - Movement - B26 - Reading the opponent's 'Tells'

    • The Return - Movement - B27 - Aim for a big zone | Safe and secure

    • The Return - Movement - B28 - Low on the legs

    • The Return - Movement - B29 - Chip 'n' Charge return

    • The Return - Analysis & Reflection

    • The Return - Evaluation Form

  • 8

    Fundamentals - Forehand

    • Introduction to the forehand

    • The Forehand - Technical - A30 - Grip Tune Up

    • The Forehand - Technical - A31 - Best ready position

    • The Forehand - Technical - A32 - Feet position (stance)

    • The Forehand - Technical - A33 - Take-back & shoulder rotation

    • The Forehand - Technical - A34 - Upper body rotation

    • The Forehand - Technical - A35 - Impact point for the best ball strike

    • The Forehand - Technical - A36 - Rhythm (Take-back & Impact)

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    • The Forehand - Technical - A37 - Elbow Extension

    • The Forehand - Technical - A38 - HIP EXTENSION AFTER CONTACT

    • The Forehand - Technical - A39 - HIP ROTATION

    • The Forehand - You are half-way. Time to reflect and then move forward

    • The Forehand - Movement - B30 - Split step into action

    • The Forehand - Movement - B31 - 1st step reaction

    • The Forehand - Movement - B32 - 1st step & move

    • The Forehand - Movement - B33 - Open Stance

    • The Forehand - Movement - B34 - Sideways stance

    • The Forehand - Movement - B35 - Semi-open stance

    • The Forehand - Movement - B36 - Moving away from the ball

    • The Forehand - Movement - B37 - Moving towards the ball

    • The Forehand - Movement - B38 - AROUND THE BALL

    • The Forehand - Movement - B39 - PIVOT ACTION

    • The Forehand - Analysis & Reflection

    • The Forehand - Evaluation Form

  • 9

    Fundamentals - Backhand

    • Introduction to the backhand

    • The Backhand - Technical - A40 - Grip Tune Up

    • The Backhand - Technical - A41 - Best ready position

    • The Backhand - Technical - A42 - Footwork and stance

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    • The Backhand - Technical - A43 - Take-back, single or double handed take-back

    • The Backhand - Technical - A44 - Upper body rotation and shoulder

    • The Backhand - Technical - A45 - Impact Point

    • The Backhand - Technical - A46 - Rhythym (Take-back & Impact)

    • The Backhand - Technical - A47 - Elbow extension

    • The Backhand - Technical - A48 - Link with the upper body - hip extension after contact

    • The Backhand - Technical - A49 - Follow Through

    • The Backhand - You are half-way. Time to reflect and then move forward

    • The Backhand - Movement - B40 - Getting ready

    • The Backhand - Movement - B41 - 1st step foundation

    • The Backhand - Movement - B42 - 1st step and move

    • The Backhand - Movement - B43 - Open stance and the wide ball

    • The Backhand - Movement - B44 - Sideways stance on the central ball

    • The Backhand - Movement - B45 - Semi-open stance versatility in movement

    • The Backhand - Movement - B47 - Moving towards the ball

    • The Backhand - Movement - B48 - Moving around the ball

    • The Backhand - Movement - B49 - Weight Transfer

    • The Backhand - Analysis & Reflection

    • The Backhand - Evaluation Form

  • 10

    Fundamentals - Volley

    • Introduction to The Volley

    • The Volley - Technical - A50 - Forehand volley grip

    • The Volley - Technical - A51 - Backhand volley grip

    • The Volley - Technical - A52 - Ready position

    • The Volley - Technical - A53 - Legs bent and ready

    • The Volley - Technical - A54 - Solid contact point

    • The Volley - Technical - A55 - High to low impact

    • The Volley - Technical - A56 - Low to High Impact

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    • The Volley - Technical - A57 - Legs in action

    • The Volley - Technical - A58 - Squeezing the grip

    • The Volley - Technical - A59 - Elbow extension during impact

    • The Volley - You are half-way. Time to reflect and then move forward

    • The Volley - Movement - B50 - Position at the net when coming from the baseline

    • The Volley - Movement - B51 - When to split step

    • The Volley - Movement - B52 - Outside leg pushing action

    • The Volley - Movement - B53 - Body balance & weight transfer

    • The Volley - Movement - B54 - Being fast

    • The Volley - Movement - B55 - Anticipating the next shot

    • The Volley - Movement - B56 - Lateral movement - shuffle steps

    • The Volley - Movement - B57 - Forward movement - fast run

    • The Volley - Movement - B58 - Sideways movement - adjustment

    • The Volley - Movement - B59 - Lower body position

    • The Volley - Analysis

    • The Volley - Analysis & Reflection

    • The Volley - Evaluation Form

  • 11

    Next Steps

    • JMT Online - The Finish Line!

    • Assessment & Evaluation WIth Your Course Assessor

    • Congratulations & The Coaching Pathway

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