Frequently Asked Questions

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For any further information contact the RPT (rpt@rptenis.org) or the RFET Teaching and Research Area (docencia@rfet.es), or the Territorial Federations through their respective web pages or direct contact.

What levels of courses are offered?

The RPT conduct the following courses:

- StreeTennis (Mini Tennis Trainer)

- AdulTennis (Adult Tennis Trainer)

- Qualifications with private and international recognition (Associate Instructor, Instructor, Professional, National Teacher, National Coach and Tennis Director).

- Degrees with private and international recognition (ICI / RPT Assistant Coach, ICI / RPT Coach, ICI / RPT Professional Coach)

The Teaching and Research area of ​​the RFET conduct the following courses:

- RFET National Referee

- National Instructor of Minitenis

- Qualifications with academic and federative recognition (Monitor, Trainer and Professor or Sports Technicians Level 1, 2 and 3 respectively)

Are the courses delivered by the RPT recognised by the RFET?

The qualifications offered by the RPT are private and have national and international recognition.  The RPT offers its training programmes in different Territorial Federations which are published on its website.

Currently sports technical qualifications must be authorised and recognised by the competent authorities in each Spanish Autonomous Community.  In addition, the RFET recognises the qualifications that meet the requirements set by the RFET Teaching and Research Area and are published on its website.

What is the price of the courses?

You can check the registration fees by selecting the information for each course, both on the RPT website www.rptenis.org, on the RFET Teaching and Research Area website (docencia@rfet.es), or on the website of the different Territorial Federations.

What is the duration and content of the courses?

The details of the different programmes, the contents and the curriculum of each course, as well as the “Calendar” where you can see the dates for each course, are available on the RPT website www.rptenis.org,  or the website of the RFET Teaching and Research Area (docencia@rfet.es) and the websites of the different Territorial Federations.

What is the difference between RFET qualifications and others?

The RFET degrees are in a transitional period, so they are considered federative, whilst the others are private.

What job market can I aspire to?

Both public and private organisations enjoy full freedom to exercise their right to hire people who, under their subjective selection criteria, meet the necessary requirements to carry out the position being offered.  This is based on the job description and person criteria and not on a legal requirement.

What legal requirements are there to practice the profession of tennis coach?

Spanish labour law states that the only obligation is to be a self-employed worker, be registered with the IAE in the correct section, and registered as a self-employed worker.  To be an employed person, the legislation does not establish any legal requirement, only that the minimum age is 16 years.

So, I don’t need any credentials to register for Social Security?

Correct.

Social Security does not require any type of accreditation and/or qualification of any kind to register and to be able to legally practice as a tennis professional

Why take the courses?

The fact that there is no legal requirement for accreditation this does not mean that the different public or private organisations will not require some formal qualifications to enable you to apply for a vacant position.  In fact, hiring an accredited coach gives them the peace of mind of knowing that they will be able to offer their athletes and/or clients a service that meets their quality standards.

What accreditation is required to act as a coach in Professional Tennis?

None.

The states that govern Professional Tennis: ATP, WTA, ITF, Davis Cup, Fed Cup and JJOO do not require any type of accreditation/qualification to act as coach or captain of players or teams.

Is there an association that supports/protects tennis coaches?

In 2019 the RPT, together with the Association of Professionals of Tennis Teaching of Spain (APE Tennis), in addition to other associations and organisations of sports coaches, created the Association of Professional Sports Training in Spain (APE Deporte), with 4  Objectives: the right of its members to work, the freedom of choice in their training, the right to be recognised and the right to work safely.

The RFET grants the Professional Tennis Coach License, which provides a series of advantages and benefits for all those coaches and professionals related to the world of tennis. It is aimed at thos coaches who continue their professional development and expand their knowledge in order to maintain the highest possible standards.