Originally Posted by tennisconsultcom
I think, marketing became more important than skills for some coaches. I see how many "tennis academies" were launches in last two years by coaches who do not have any special education or certification. It is absurd. You cannot drive a car without a driver license, or work as a hairdresser without a certification, etc.
But you can be a tennis coach and teach kids without any education and any quality control of your job. Just keep talking to parents that their kids are future champions, feed balls, and you are fine.
Want to know something really scary? Fitness trainers are not required to have a certification or license in order to train people. A snake oil salesman could legally train and prescribe a cardio program to your uncle who has just had his 3rd heart attack. Who you let train your kids is up to you! Do your research first.