MyTennis High Performance Centre

Strength & Conditioning Internship with Education Support

Learn and develop career based skills as a professional strength and conditioning coach through a one year accelerated instructor development internship with education support.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the successful candidates to;

  • Work alongside and learn from leading UK strength and conditioning professionals and coaches at the UK’s leading High Performance Centre (HPC) Nottingham.
  • Enhance your understanding of how maturation affects training developments and long term athletic development.
  • Appreciate the technical;physical cross over of court play and skill acquisition in this highlybiomechanical sport to enhance your ability to assess, programme and implement affective long term changes.
  • Understand and practice the art of coaching by challenging yourself to implement exercise strategies by working with a selection of the highest ranked British and European junior tennis players (age 10 – 18yrs)
  • Learn and become qualified with the highest regarded qualifications in the health and fitness industry and strength and conditioning industry
  • Learn skills to develop and deliver strength and conditioning/educational/practical workshops to coaches, athletes and other instructors
  • Enhance your CV and improve future employability

To accelerate learning, development and application of key conditioning skills and methodology the successful candidates will be exposed to a full package of professional development which include


Each student will have the opportunity to gain a close working relationship with the lead coach as group numbers are kept small. Onsite personalised mentoring will take place on a weekly basis and at the culmination of each term each student will receive a feedback session detailing successes and areas for on-going development as part of the wider development process.

30 Advanced Sport981 Workshops

Beginning where the knowledge and skills of the certifications end, these advanced workshops are firmly established as the ‘core’ component within the overall development of our aspiring coaches. A staggering 30 two hour workshops have been developed specifically to target key attributes and skills which we believe are essential in the pursuit of becoming a well rounded and successful strength and conditioning coach. Each small group workshop has been strategically placed within a syllabus so that they run in line with certification content to complement learning as a progressive way to continue building on your prior acquired knowledge. Topics and skills development in the latest methodologies associated with strength, speed, endurance, and movement are covered in depth in addition to a host of additional specialist subjects such as LTAD, prehab and late stage rehab applications.

National  Academy  of  Sports  Medicine  certificates;

Certified  personal  trainer  (NASM  CPT)
Performance  enhancement  specialist  (NASM  PES)
Corrective  exercise  specialist  (NASM  CES)

Advanced Weekend Workshops 

High intensity speciality weekend workshops, with leading practitioners in their fields. Optimise your speed, agility quickness with industry leading expert Jarred Deacon, refine and maximise your lifts and coaching eye with GB Olympic lifting coach Dave Sawyer. Perform under pressure and get your messages across with Team GB and Olympic sport Psychologist Dr Kate Hays and make every rep of every set count for competition day, understanding transference of training with Olympic S&C coach Chris Wooley. These weekends and more are packed with experience and guidance from the best in the UK and all delivered onsite in a private sport981 workshop.

Accreditation Support – NSCA – UKSCA – ASCA

With an influx of international students learning with us and aspirations of UK coaches to work overseas, it is important that you choose to work towards the conditioning body that best represents your needs as a coach and is recognised in your chosen place of work. The coaching competency standards and development programme entwined with the year long course will support you toward the final accrediting body exam of your choice. This can be discussed with your onsite tutor if you are unsure of your options.

Location Details:-

Your applied conditioning will be based onsite at:

Mytennis, Nottingham Tennis Centre, University Blvd, Nottingham NG7 2QH

Your workshops will be held at the newly built high performance centre. A short drive at:

Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS.


The programme is split into four terms.

Pre-term development/education days: TBC for the month of September

Term One: Monday 29th September – Wednesday 12th December

Term Two: Monday 5th January – Wednesday 29th March

Term Three: Monday 13th April – Wednesday 17th June

Advanced Term Four: Monday 29th June – Monday 31st August

Course content is delivered through an average fo 4 to 6 hours of contact time per week, per term. This may be a mixture of early morning and afternoon conditioning sessions and weekend workshops.

To enhance learning and maximise the application of course text it is assumed all candidates will allocate additional time to distance learning/self study periods.

Education and Support Fees:

Fees  can  be  paid,  in  full, or in  manageable  instalments  throughout  the  course  duration.  Course  fees  include  all  workshops, course  materials, mentoring, assessments and exams.

Installment option:

  • Deposit – Fri 22nd Aug – £2000
  • Instalment 1 – Thurs 27th Nov – £1100
  • Instalment 2 – Thurs 26th Feb – £800
  • Instalment 3 – Thurs 28th May- £500

(Terms and conditions apply, please see our website for details)

Total education  fees  £ 4400

For an informal discussion and further information contact sport981 on 0115 9654841 or email

Important information

Enrolment onto the instructor development course would assume all work experience related activities are voluntary and non paid.

The successful candidates will be expected to complete a Criminal Records Bureau check