PTCA – Accreditation & Registration

Please enter our new online registration and accreditation system. Below you can take part of our initial system where you get an idea about our previous standards and criteria. Our current online system is made out of those standards but improved and more specific in some details. Be aware of that we have launched an additional Qualified Coach Affiliationship. This means that high qualified coaches without touring coaching experience can enter and be a part of our programs, benefits and activities  as an non-registered member. This is a pre-qualification that should end up in a registered membership asap.

If you have any questions or critical comments about the system don´t hesitate to contact us: groupestess@estess.com. We will be honored to help you and answer your questions!

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The PTCA-Coaches are divided into three STEPS:

  1. Registration – Reg. Professional All coaches who are serious, but don´t fulfill all basic acknowledged educational criteria
  2. Certification – Cert. Professional Coaches with good standards and acknowledged education
  3. Master Professional – specialists and honoraries

Download application forms:


ENROLLMENT:

1. STEP – Registration

JUNIOR MEMBER (has to be recommended by 2 Gold Members) Age minimum 28 Years

Profile a. (3 of 3 standards):
  • Responsible Coach (no Boy-/Girlfriends if not ATP 300/WTA 200 Player) of at least 1 top 200 Player for at least 3 Years. Or a Top 50 ITF Junior for at least 3 Years (Development Responsibility before and during the Time as Top 100).
  • At least 5 Grand Slam Qualifications Activity Coaching
  • Player Status ITN (ITF International Tennis Ranking) 1.0-2.0 (as example 150 in Spain or 250 in France (0.2/6) or ATP 600/WTA 300 Ranking, US 6,5

or

Profile b. (3 of 5 standards):
  • Davis Cup Captain for at least 3 Years
  • Top 150 ATP or WTA 100 and Davis Cup- and Fed Cup-Player (Playing Status)
  • Federation Head Coach at least 3 Years
  • Acknowledged (PTCA) Coach Education (National or Private equiv. EU Step 3)
  • Regional or National Association Coach at least 5 Years + Supervised Coaching 5 Years with PTCA-Gold Member

or

Profile c. ( 3 of 4 standards):
  • Federation Junior Development Coach for at least 3 Years
  • Acknowledged (PTCA) Coach Education at least equiv. EU Step 3
  • Completed Necessary Playing Ability Test With ATP-Player
  • University Bachelor Degree in Sports Science
+ (3 of 6 additionals):
  • Highest National Coach Education
  • Responsible Coach for a Top 300 Player at least 2 Years (Development Responsibility before and during the Time as Top 100).
  • Leading Position in an well known Academy or Regional Federation at least 5 Years
  • 10 Years of Professional Coaching Experience at Different Levels
  • Member for at least 5 Years in a Subdivision of PTCA
  • Travel Coach for at least 10 ITF Tournaments (Juniors or Futures)

or

Profile d. (3 of 4 standards):
    • Regional Association Coach at least 5 Years + Supervised Coaching 5 Years with PTCA-Gold Member + Acknowledged Coach Education + Membership in official PTCA Subdivision
    • Federation Official /Education / Junior Development + University Bachelor Degree in Sports Science
    • Player Status ITN (ITF International Tennis Ranking) 1.0-2.0 (as example 150 in Spain or 250 in France (0.2/6) or ATP 600/WTA 300 Ranking, US 6,5
    • Confirmed Experience of International Coaching at least on Future Level 10 Weeks
For Fitness Coach:
  • Acknowledge Athletic Trainer Certificate (ATC) or equivalent Athlete Status: College Sports Level
REG. TITEL:
  • PTCA Registered Tennis Coach
  • PTCA Registered Fitness Coach (at the moment PTCA will just register Fitness coaches. PTCA will use existing and acknowledged certification system)

2. STEP – Certification

Group I.(5 of 5 standards):

SENIOR SILVER MEMBER (has to be recommended by 2 Gold Members)

  • Responsible coach (no assist to an Academy or Boy-/Girlfriend if not ATP 300/WTA 200 Player) of at least 2 top 150 Players for each Player at least 3 Years per Player (Development Responsibility before and during the Time as Top 100).
  • Official acknowledged Highest Tennis Education of a State or acknowledged Institute and/or Accredited University Bachelor Sports or Medical/Therapy degree
  • At least 15 Grand Slam Activity Coaching
  • Player Status ITN (ITF International Tennis Ranking) 1.0-2.0 (as example 150 in Spain or 250 in France (0.2/6) or ATP 600 /WTA 300 Ranking, US 6,5
  • Age minimum 30 Years and 4 Years of full time Professional Coaching

or

Group II. (6 of 6 standards):

SENIOR SILVER MEMBER (has to be recommended by 2 Gold Members)

  • Junior Member Registration in Profile a, or b, or c, or d
  • Age Minimum of 32 Years
  • 6 Years of full time Professional Coaching in an Association or well-known Private Academy
  • PTCA Silver Test – a. Playing Ability b. Theoretical Test c. Physical Test
  • At least 5 Grand Slam Activity Coaching
  • At least 20 future or/and Challenger Coaching as an Assistant
CERT. TITEL:
  • PTCA Certified Tennis Coach

3. STEP – State of Excellence

Group a. (5 of 5 standards):

SENIOR GOLD MEMBER (has to be recommended by the Advisory Board)

  • Responsible Coach (no Assist to an Academy or Boy-/Girlfriend) (1 of 3)
    • of at least 3 Top 100 Players for each Player at least 3 Years per Player (Development Responsibility before and during the Time as Top 100) + ATP Reg. Coach Member
    • of at least 1 Top 100 Player for at least 5 Years + at least 2 Top 150 Players for each Player at least 3 Years per Player (Development Responsibility before and during the Time as Top 100) + ATP Reg. Coach Member
    • of at least 3 Top 30 Players for each Player at least 1 Year per Player (Development Responsibility before and during the Time as Top 30)
  • Official Acknowledged Highest Tennis Education of a State or Acknowledged Institute and/or Accredited University Bachelor Sports or Medical/Therapy Degree
  • At least 20 Grand Slam Activity Coaching
  • Player Status ITN (ITF International Tennis Ranking) 1.0-2.0 (as Example 150 in Spain or 250 in France (0.2/6) or ATP 600 /WTA 300 Ranking, US 6,5
  • At least 10 Years of Professional Coaching Experience and at least 35 Years of Age
Group b:

HONORARY GOLD MEMBER (1 of 5) (has to be recommended by the official PTCA Advisory Board)

  • Responsible Coach of at least 1 top 10 Player + last 8 Grand Slam for at least 3 Years.
  • The Honorary Member should have a special Effect on the Association. As Example, Media, Know-how etc.
  • Persons with special Achievements for the Game Tennis.
  • Grand Slam Winners as a Player – Singles or Doubles Winners + No: 1 ATP/WTA
  • Coaches of 1 Grand Slam-Winner as Official Coach at least 3 Years
CERT. TITEL:
  • PTCA Certified Master Professional
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