Originally Posted by chico9166
You have to understand, that the certification process is just taking a test, that most just "cram" for......It really has nothing to do with abilities to develop games..That comes from experience. In fact, what I've found is that there is a relationship between and emphasis on certification and poor instruction. Most of us in the business, find the whole process laughable.
You give the impression that it is some kind of online written test only. I don't think so.
To gain USPTA certification, you must pass an exam that includes:
demonstrating your own proficiency at executing various strokes
teaching a group and a private lesson
analyzing stroke errors
passing a written exam that covers a wide range of tennis topics, including teaching, playing, equipment, and history