International Tennis Coaches
The KNLTB aims to welcome coaches from abroad who have completed tennis coaching education and want to become a coach in the Netherlands. If you are in the possession of a certificate of tennis coaching it is possible to convert this certificate into a Dutch license. Follow these steps to get registered as an licensed tennis coach in the Netherlands.
Step 1: Compare foreign license to Dutch license
The applicant is responsible to send two documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You will need to submit evidence of your training to us which should include copies of your coaching qualification certificate(s), supported by a letter or email from the Coach Education Department of your National Association or Federation confirming the length of the qualification and the number of tutor contact hours. Please note this must be sent in English.
- An application form. Download the form here.
Step 2: Review of the documents by the federation
After sending these two documents, the KNLTB will revise if the coach qualifies for a Dutch license. After revision by the KNLTB we will contact the applicant.
Step 3: Assessment Test
If the documents are revised and it shows you have enough experience to become a licensed coach in the Netherlands, you will be invited to an assessment test. This assessment will cost the applicant €245,-. The costs for the assessment test must be paid in advance. You will be tested by one of our tutors and asked to perform a group training and an individual training.
Step 4: Get licensed
If the test is finished successfully, you will receive a Dutch license level A for two years. With this license you will be allowed to be a coach at any tennis club affiliated to the KNLTB.
Step 5: Permanent Development
As a Dutch coach it is obligatory to meet certain training regulations. This system is called Permanente Ontwikkeling (permanent development). You need to obtain 24 PO-points every two years in order to keep you license active. You can find more information about permanent development here.
*Please note that the process from step 1 till step 4 may take several weeks