By joining the GPTCA, you will surround yourself with the finest group of professional coaches in tennis (Toni Nadal, Magnus Norman, Alberto Castellani, Lari Passos, Jose Perlas, Patrick Mouratoglou, to name a few) recognized by the ATP World Tour.
EXCLUSIVE MEMBER BENEFITS
The GPTCA and its courses are ATP Certified, and members will be entitled to call themselves a 'GPTCA International Tennis Coach'.
Profile Page. You will have your own profile page for all to see on www.GPTCAtennis.org, which can be used as a 'mini-website' or as a compliment to your own. Members and non-members will be able to browse your profile, read about you and your activities.
Elite Tennis Journal. You will be given free access to all issues (4 per annum worth 29,99 EUR) published since December 2013. Elite Tennis is a publication launched to improve the performance of tennis coaches who are about to venture or have already ventured into the world of ATP and WTA tennis. Read more here: www.EliteTennis.org
Coaching in Sport degree from Newport Research University. You will have an opportunity to study online at the pace that best suits your schedule. Thanks to your membership, you will get recognized credits earned during your pro coaching career; you will be entitled to a reduced number of exams and much lower fees.
MembersOnly Section. You will be given exclusive access to the password-protected section. Your contact with other members will undoubtedly allow you to advance your own career quickly by networking and becoming an expert in your field. Plus, this section is an excellent source for finding job openings and for advertising job openings.
Ask Board Member a question. You will have a direct link to our Board Members! If you have a specific tennis training-related question you would like to ask, fire away.
Benefit: Great advice and tips on all aspects of tennis training.
Ask Giorgio. Giorgio Di Palermo will answer any question you may have regarding ATP World Tour rules and regulations, anti-corruption, media relations, etc.
Benefit: Authoritative answers from a super-experienced tennis expert.
Forum. Using our exclusive forum, you will have an opportunity to meet and form friendships with other members. You can post comments, questions, job openings and chat with other members about training, equipment, injuries and other tennis topics.
Benefit: Give advice and get advice from fellow coaches.
Coaching Videos. You will have access to coaching videos produced by ATP Uncovered Staff. New video every Friday!
GPTCA Membership - Eligibility Criteria (in accordance with the ATP agreement)
In order to be considered for GPTCA Membership, a candidate should be:
- a certified coach by a National Tennis Federation OR equivalent (PTR, USPTR, ITF, UISP and other associations recognized by a specific country) or
- an ATP Member (active, coach or alumni [ex-player]), Division I or II.
Note: The GPTCA Board will have the authority to decide on a case-by-case basis whether membership can be awarded.
Our membership procedure is outlined below.
Step 1: Determining Eligibility
Send us your detailed CV so that our Board Members could determine what level - A, B or C - is appropriate for you. Note that the level A is attained solely on the basis of achievements. Level B and C certfiication is usually gained through successful completion of courses, though occasionally it can be granted on the basis of a proven track in working with tennis players.
Step 2: Participation in a course
Unless you have been assigned one of the three levels of coaching proficiency, you have to take part in a course (B or C-Level) organized by the GPCTA in one of its member countries or through our Online University. Upon successful completion of the course, you become a Full Member of the GPTCA and can fully enjoy our exclusive benefits.
Entry Fee (excluding A-Level Members): 100 EUR
Annual Membership Fee: 100 EUR
To start the membership procedure, simply fill in the form below and submit it online. For more information or if you have any questions, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org