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.
Pro Coach Experience. Go behind the lines with the Pro Coach Experience at various ATP tournaments - a project that gives aspiring coaches an opportunity to be an apprentice while attached to ATP Coaches. See what it looked like at the 2018 Shenzhen Open
Elite Tennis Journal. You will be given free access to all the content (worth 20,00 EUR per year) 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. More info can be found HERE
MembersOnly Facebook Group. You will be given exclusive access to our Facebook group where we post updates, special deals and exclusive benefits for our members' eyes only. Feel free to enter into discussions with top coaches and chat with other members! The FB group can be found HERE
Free access to selected ATP tournaments.
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 mostly on the basis of achievements. Level B and C certfiication is usually gained through successful completion of courses, though 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