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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Coach the game of tennis to intermediate and advanced level players 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264701  Coach the game of tennis to intermediate and advanced level players 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Sport, Recreation & Fitness 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is aimed at individuals that are involved in or are envisaging involvement in the coaching of tennis to players functioning on intermediate or advanced level. Individuals qualifying against this unit standard will be able to operate as advanced tennis instructors with the ability to instruct and refine the tactical and technical skills of young as well as adult tennis players.

The coaching skills obtained will enable individuals to further the standard of players to the highest school/club level and guide them towards provincial/regional level of participation in the game. Participants in the sport on this level could include youth, adults and individuals with disabilities involved in wheelchair tennis.

On achievement of this unit standard the learner will understand and be able to:
  • Utilise a variety of coaching techniques to enhance tactical and technical game skills.
  • Plan tennis practice sessions.
  • Coach tennis to intermediate and advanced level players of the game.
  • Reflect on coaching performance. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • The unit standard-Conduct Basic Coaching To Beginners In Tennis at NQF Level 3.

    It is further assumed that learners accessing this unit standard are familiar with and are actively involved in the game of tennis. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Where applicable, range statements have been included under individual specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Utilise a variety of coaching techniques to enhance tactical and technical game skills. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Coaching objectives are identified as it applies to tactical and technical skills requirements of players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different coaching techniques are utilised for the reinforcement of tactical and technical skills of the game. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    For techniques includes but is not limited to:
  • Formats-team, rotation, group, challenge and competitive formats, tactical drills, feeding, correctional and reinforcement techniques, physical conditioning for tennis and movement, specific methodologies relevant to intermediate and advanced level play.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Goal setting is applied as a techniques in support of tournament preparation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Mental conditioning techniques are utilised to support the coaching of tactical and technical skills. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Principles of biomechanics are applied in support of physical conditioning of players of the game. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Feedback techniques are applied in support of coaching and player motivation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan tennis practice sessions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The tactical and technical objectives of tennis are determined as they apply to practice sessions for a range of applications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Applications includes but is not limited to:
  • Recreational application of the game, competitive/tournament participation, individual and doubles games, doubles for tournament players, female tennis players.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Resources requirements are planned for tennis practice sessions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Resources planning includes but is not limited to:
  • Equipment, facilities, administration, analysis sheets.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Principles of personal growth and development are included in the planning of a practice programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Lesson plans are concluded to meet tactical and technical coaching objectives for preparation on competitive level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safety requirements are identified in the planning of coaching sessions to enable injury prevention during practice sessions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Coach tennis to intermediate and advanced level players of the game. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The use and application of a game strategy is enhanced through the coaching of tactical requirements as it applies to the game of tennis. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    For tactical aspects includes but is not limited to:
  • Consistency, moving the opponent, maintaining a good court position, using individual strengths in the game, exploiting opponent weakness, recovery positioning, phases of play, zones of play, shot selection.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Technical skills of players are developed as it applies to the three main game situations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    For game situations includes:
  • Serve and return, baseline rally and approach, pass.

    For technical skills includes but is not limited to:
  • Serves-underarm, overarm, rally-groundstrokes including return, volleys, progressions, receiving and sending skills, score, specific strokes-forehand, backhand, single handed backhand, double handed backhand, smash, lob, and dropshot, the five ball control techniques, visual preparation for the game.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The laws of the game are coached for application on intermediate and advanced level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Player performance is analysed and the correction and reinforcement of technical skills are incorporated into coaching sessions according to identified intervention needs and requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Reflect on coaching performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Own coaching performance is evaluated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Own application of the code of ethics for tennis coaches is evaluated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    For professional conduct includes but is not limited to:
  • Coaching role, maintaining of healthy sport and competitive principles such as fair-play, positive motivation, balance between competition and enjoyment of the game, self-discipline, maintaining the laws of the game.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Player preparation for tournament participation is evaluated in terms of individual and team performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The use and application of a variety of coaching techniques are evaluated in terms of player development and the meeting of individual and team objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Records are concluded to record adjustments to coaching plans and practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A logbook is maintained to record conducted coaching sessions. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing an individual against this unit standard must meet the assessor requirements of the relevant ETQA. In particular, such assessors must demonstrate that they assess in terms of the scope and context defined in all the range statements.
  • Any institution offering learning towards this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • External moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The knowledge, skill and understanding which should be embedded in the process to enable the learner to become competent in all of the Specific Outcomes, based on the appropriate Assessment Criteria, for this unit standard, includes:
  • Ethics and self improvement for coaches.
  • Tennis professional/the business of tennis.
  • First aid for tennis: injury prevention/treatment for tennis, nutrition for tennis.
  • Planning the tennis training.
  • Travelling with tournament players.
  • Coaching female tennis players.
  • Awareness of standards.
  • Safety and injury prevention.
  • Methodology of teaching tennis.
  • Physical conditioning for tennis and movement.
  • Mental training for tournament players.
  • Biomechanics of tennis.
  • Doubles for tournament players.
  • Goal setting for tournament players. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The analysis of individual and team performance and objectives involved the addressing of problems through the effective application of coaching interventions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork is supported in the working with others and in a team as it relates to the coaching of individuals, groups and teams on intermediate and advanced level. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self organisation and management is supported in the planning, conducting and recording of instruction sessions and the maintaining of individual safety in the coaching environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The analysis of tactics and techniques in support of coaching activities as well as the planning of practice sessions requires the collection, analysis and evaluation of information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Effective communication is supported in the planning and conducting of tennis practice sessions in the use of written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills involved in coaching of the game, player feedback and motivation as well as tournament involvement. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard can also be used for the coaching of athletes with disabilities participating in the game of tennis and particularly so in the case of wheelchair-tennis with consideration of the application of the rules of the game as it applies to the sport in this instance. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  64369   Further Education and Training Certificate: Sport Coaching: Juniors/Beginners  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  67695   National Certificate: Coaching Science  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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