Within the Coaching Module, you are able to create coaching courses within your coaching programmes.
Please note: In order for your courses to display on the public website and receive online payments you must register an account with our payment provider Stripe.
To create a new course, head to the Coaching Module and select the programme (or create a new one) that the course will be part of.
Once you have selected the coaching programme, click on 'Add new course' in the top right-hand corner of the screen. You will need to decide what type, of course, you want to create.
This article will go through the steps on how to create a 'Short course', which is a course that is normally 2 - 12 weeks long where players will pay for the full course You can also add a waiting list to your short courses.
You will need to enter all the course details such as course name, skill level, age level, start date and description which will all be visible on your website.
To enter your Skill Level, you will need to click on the box and select all skill levels that are advised to attend the course.
The confirmation text will be seen by the player once they have completed the booking.
Next, you will need to enter the start date of your upcoming course - or if required - enter a past date or same-day date for courses which have already started. Choose an interval (weekly or daily), number of sessions and the capacity for your course. Along with contact details, that will be displayed on the course online.
You can also select the days you want the course to take place, simply click on the days as shown below.
Please Note: When selecting multiple days, this means that the course will be happening on those days at the same time. If you want to offer the course on different days of the week at different times, you will need to create a course for each time you want it to be at.
If you have enabled the waiting list feature on your coaching category, here you will be able to turn it on for your short course.
If you would like the course to be more personal, you can also add a Course Cover image. For best viewing on this image, we recommend that the image has the dimensions of 1800px by 440px.
Now you will need to enter the price of your course. Here you will be able to add member discount as well as the option to allow players to join after the course has started. If you tick the 'Allow joining after the course has started?' box, you can enter a cost per class which players pay depending on how many classes are remaining. If you leave the cost per class box empty, players will be charged the full cost of the course.
You will need to enter your Session Defaults which will be the default for the upcoming classes/sessions.
Coaching Accounts Only: You can enter the venue where your course will take place, just start typing and it will appear in the drop-down menu.
If your venue does not appear, click on the blue link to 'Request a new venue'. Fill in the details of the venue on the following screen and click on submit. This will be sent to the LTA database and take approximately 48 hours to be added.
Venue accounts do not have the option to select alternative locations for coaching courses.
Enter the details of your lead coach and any other coaches who will be helping to run the course in the 'Coaching team' box, you can also add coaches to your team by clicking on the '+ Add' button without navigating away from the page. Please Note: Individual classes can be edited at a later date.
There is a new section for the feature 'Open courts', this allows players/members with disabilities to filter for courses and venues with specific facilities that meet their requirements (i.e. Wheelchair access, accessible toilets etc).
Lastly this section is optional, you can choose to link the course up with the booking sheet. If the court(s) is available on the date and time selected you will be able to select these, the course will then appear on the booking sheet for people to book on. More information on this feature can be found here.
Select the blue 'Save course' button.
Once the course has been saved, you will be taken to your course page where you can view, edit and add new classes. To edit a class, click on the class you wish to edit and you will be able to edit the Session Defaults for that specific class.
The course can now be booked and viewed online. To access the direct link to the courses web page you will need to find the programme in the Coaching Module and select the course. Here you will also view the list of participants.
Your course will appear online as followed: