Coach licence

The Coach Licence Scheme is a register of more than 600 coaches.

About the Table Tennis England Coach Licence scheme

The Table Tennis England Coach Licence Scheme is a register of more than 600 coaches that we are confident are active and knowledgeable in current coaching methods and hold an up to date Safeguarding Qualification and a clear DBS. It aims to establish a kite mark for the coaching of table tennis in England and to support the professional development of active coaches.

  • All coaches registered on the Coach Licence Scheme receive up to £10 Million Public Liability insurance as well as benefiting from discounts and offers exclusive to our coaches.
  • Any newly qualified coach will receive a complimentary Table Tennis England Coach Licence until the next renewal period.
  • A Coach Licence can be purchased for one year or a three-year cycle, at which point it will need to be renewed.
  • Coaches have the opportunity to purchase a year licence at a cost of £29 or a three year license at a cost of £24 per year (£72 total for 3 years).
  • In order to purchase a Coach Licence please create an account on TT Memberships if you have not already done so, and complete the application form and online payment.
Benefits of becoming a Licensed Coach

We work with a number of partners to bring Licensed Coaches access to a number of unrivalled benefits and discounts!

All Licensed Coaches will have free access to TTFit Pro through the app and can tap into a huge range of benefits.

TTFit Pro includes training plans, table tennis-specific exercises, including a section designed for children and a ‘Smart Coach’ feature which creates exercises to help individual players work on their weaknesses.

Coaches can create their own sessions and share them with individual players or squad members, and also have access to an array of table tennis knowledge through interviews with and articles about the world’s best players and coaches.

A key element for our coaches is the Coach-Player Portal, which gives the player and coach the ability to set important aspects of their game, including goal planning, tournament and weekly schedules, monitoring key opponents, setting trigger words and even setting up their own custom areas.

Visit the TTFit website

Accessed through the TT Learning Zone on our website, the TT Coach Support page is a hub of learning, with Table Tennis England development resources and best practice guidance available online to help keep coaches engaged and in turn help develop the sport and our players.

We will continue to build this page with quality information in the form of resources, learning material, videos, webinars and more.

Table Tennis England has teamed up with UK Coaching to give Licensed Coaches discounted access to the subscription service.

When you join UK Coaching, you will unlock a wide range of exclusive resources, learning and offers designed to help you connect, grow and empower people – from all walks of life.

Licensed Coaches will be sent a discount code allowing them 12 months’ access for £20, a discount of £4 on the standard price of £24.

For this, you will get:

  • Exclusive access to practical resources you can read, watch or download that will help you to:
  • Build rapport
  • Grow abilities
  • Develop mindsets
  • Support differing needs
  • Ensure welfare and safety
  • Organise and plan
  • New content added every week
  • Free access to some of UK Coaching’s online Learn at Home courses, including recordings of the popular Time2Learn webinars.
  • Priority offers where you can save money on everything from team kit to tax advice and digital technology.

Visit the UK Coaching website

All Licensed Coaches can access a table tennis-specific Fundamental Movement award at discounted rates through SAQ.

SAQ programmes are widely regarded as among the global leaders in terms of movement training solutions, functional training and achieving optimum performance levels. The company launched in the UK in 1997 and was developed with the support of Nike and many of the top world sports scientists, coaches, players, fitness and conditioning experts.

The programme has been taken on by many leading clubs and individuals in a number of sports, including Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Barcelona football clubs, the England cricket and hockey teams, Andy Murray and our very own Grantham College Table Tennis Academy.
The offer includes discount on:

FM award – Table Tennis Specific Fundamental Movement award to Table Tennis England Licensed Coaches discounted from £130 to £75 (£55 reduction per coach).

Online Sports Diploma (Choice of 12) Table Tennis England licensed coaches discounted from £500 to £350 per coach (saving of £150 per coach)

Discounted specialist equipment

Licensed Coaches will be sent a discount code and instructions on how to apply the discount.

Visit the SAQ website

Licensed Coaches can access a discount on TT Kidz for schools kit bags to support delivery in schools.

Suitable for Key Stage 2, TT Kidz for schools programme is a great programme for coaches to deliver in schools, providing children with a fun and engaging sessions. The TT Kidz programme has resources and branded kit to allow them to inspire the next generation of young players.

Coaches are only able redeem this offer once a year. Offer cannot be used with another discount code and the kit is for their sole use. We expect all coaches to complete the TT Kidz online workshop before delivering the programme in schools.

TT Kidz kit can be purchased on the TT Kidz website all Licensed Coaches receive a 10% discount – the discount code will be sent to Licensed Coaches or can be obtained by emailing us.

£10 Million Public Liability insurance.

Regular communication regarding coaching developments – Blogs, newsletters etc.

What you need for your Coach License

Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop

(for coaches with no previous safeguarding training)

Valid for 3 years


Renewal: Safeguarding & Protecting Children Online Course

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(for coaches who have previously attended a safeguarding workshop)

Valid for 3 years

We also accept: NSPCC Introduction to Safeguarding and Child Protection Training


Valid for 3 years (please note that we only accept this through our own provider Know Your People (First Advantage).

Process of applying for a DBS

DBS Guidelines

First aid qualifications are advisory for all coaches but not a requirement for your coach licence to be active.

There should always be a qualified first aider at every coaching session conducted (this could be a volunteer, coach or provided by the facility you are based at). Coaches working on their own must hold a First Aid certificate that has been updated every 3 years for their licence/insurance to be active.

St John’s Ambulance courses

Valid for 3 years


British Red Cross courses

Valid for 3 years


CSP first aid courses

Valid for 3 years


If you have complete first aid training from another provider this must be a minimum Level 3 qualification and OfQual Regulated. To verify the status of the qualification please contact us.

Please upload a copy of your certificate on to your profile on TT Memberships. If you experience any problems please email us or call 01908 208876.

Find a Coach

The Find a Coach page is a tool where you can find a list of coaches who hold an active Table Tennis England Coach Licence and are covered under the Table Tennis England Coaching Liability Insurance.

Being a Licensed Coach ensures that a coach is qualified, insured and meets safe to practise standards, such as child protection training and DBS. Qualifications range from Level 1 Session Coach to Level 4 High Performing Coach and indicate the level of formally assessed training a coach has.

All coaches shown in the list have purchased their Licence and have their credentials in place (i.e Child Protection training and DBS).

Anyone seeking a coach for clubs, schools, individuals etc will be directed to this page. It is an opportunity for coaches to market themselves if they are seeking coaching opportunities. Alternatively, the Find a Coach page is also used by schools, clubs, parents etc to check whether a coach is licensed.

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