STA/SSC NCAP Level 1 Technical Coaching Course

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To be eligible for the STA/ SSC NCAP Level 1 Technical Coaching Course, candidates have to:

  1. be at least 18 years old;
  2. attain at least 245 points at the STA Skills Assessment Course;
  3. attain at least NCAP Level 1 Theory Certification [as required and offered by the Singapore Sports Council (SSC)] Please visit SSC's website for more details.


The skills assessment is conducted to see if applicants have the necessary technical skill to demonstrate the basic strokes of tennis (as stated below) with the correct technique. Applicants are also tested on their playing ability .

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STA requests all candidates to be present on-site regardless of weather conditions on the assessment date. If the Skills Assessment has to be postponed due to inclement weather, it will be finalized and announced on-site. Candidates who fail to turn up will be considered absent, and will have to make a fresh application for the next Skills Assessment.

  Duration 1 Day (evening session)
  Assessment Fee SGD$ 53.50 - Singapore PR / Non-Singaporean
SGD$ 32.10 - Singapore Citizen (after subsidy from STA)
  Application Form Skill Assessment - Info Sheet
Skill Assessment - Application Form



The Pre-Level 1 Coaching Course is an intensive 2-month course which takes place twice a week. It is a preparation course to equip candidates with the relevant skills and techniques for the NCAP Level 1 Technical Coaching Course. Those who attained 176-244 points  for their Skills Assessment can opt to join this course and then proceed directly into the NCAP Level 1 Technical Coaching Course. Candidates attaining 245-430 points are also encouraged to take up the course so that they can be better prepared for the NCAP Level 1 Technical Coaching Course .

The course will cover

1) Presentation & Communication Skills

  • Concept of Communication (Verbal or Non-verbal)
  • Importance of communication
  • Improving communication
  • Dealing with problems and giving criticism

2) Feeding Skills

  • Basket Feeding
  • Rally Feeding (Volleys & Ground Strokes)

3) Diagnosis & Corrections

  • How to Diagnose
  • How to Correct

4) Technical Skills

  • Teaching Modern Techniques
  • Forehand & Backhand Volley (High & Low)
  • Forehand & Backhand Ground Strokes (Top-spin & Slice)
  • Serve (Flat, Top-spin & Slice)
  • Special Shots (Approach, Smash, Lob, Drop-shot)

5) Tactical Skills

  • Basic Single Tactics
  • Basic Double Tactics
  Duration April – May (Approx. 2 months)
Twice weekly on Wednesday and Friday
  Course Fee SGD$ 481.50 – Singapore Citizens / Singapore PR
SGD$ 818.55 – Non-Singaporean
  Application Form Pre Level 1 Info Sheet
Pre Level 1 Application Form



The NCAP Level 1 Technical Coaching Course is structured according to the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Level 1 Syllabus.

Those who attained 245-430 points for their Skills Assessment can join this course, bearing in mind the NCAP Level 1 Theory certification which has to be attained before the commencement of the NCAP Level 1 Technical Coaching Course. 

The course will cover

  • The Basic Tennis Strokes
  • Introduction to the Level 1 Course
  • The Role of the Coach
  • Singles and Doubles Tactics
  • Feeding: Demonstrations
  • Simple Diagnosis and Correction Techniques
  • Elements of a Typical Lesson / Safety
  • Teaching Formations for Group Lessons / Safety
  • How to Introduce the Basic Strokes to a Group of Beginners
  • Demonstration test (first try)
  • Coaching Children and Young People in Tennis
  • Drills / Practices (Groups)
  • Rules of Tennis
  • How to organize a tournament
  • Individual teaching practice
  • Spin
  • Fitness Training
  • Group Teaching Practice
  • Tennis Drills / Practice with Juniors
  • Written test
  • Individual lesson test
  • Group lesson test
  • Demonstration test


August (Approx. 1 month)
Thrice weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
(Final practical test is on Saturday/Sunday)

  Course Fee SGD$ 1,070.00 – Permanent Residents of Singapore
SGD$ 749.00 – Singaporeans (after subsidy from STA)
Inclusive of a set of 3 manuals to be collected from the STA office prior to the commencement of the course.
  Application Form NCAP Level 1 Technical - Info Sheet
NCAP Level 1 Technical - Application Form

**Practical Training: All participants who pass the NCAP Level 1 Technical Coaching Course must acquire 72 hours of practical coaching experience with the STA SPEX Junior Tennis Scheme, or any other program assigned by the STA, before their NCAP Level 1 Technical Certificate will be issued to them. No service fee will be paid during the practical training. The practical training has to be completed within one (1) year from the date of passing


Please contact us at 6295 2283 or if you have further enquiries.









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