Player development, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned veteran, relies on quality coaching.  At the RFA we pride ourselves on an excellent selection of coaching courses designed to help coaches, teachers and club managers develop their skills both in terms of confidence on court and delivery of education. 


Coaching Pathway

School Services

Due to the importance of Fives in schools we’re dedicated to upskilling teachers in charge of Fives and wider PE staff. We offer a short in-house coaching course free of charge to help introduce basic rules, shots, mini-games, etc. to help a Fives club flourish. If you’re already an experienced coach then we’ll be more than happy to arrange a video-call to discuss ways to make your Fives option even more successful. 

If you’d like to arrange this please contact us HERE


Activator Course

The go-to course for anyone getting into Fives delivery or for those who just want to get more involved. This RFA qualification is a half-day course aimed at teachers, young-leaders, club managers and university students. We’ll introduce you to the fundamentals of Fives – the strokes, the tactics, the skills, etc.  And we’ll also cover key areas in session-planning, delivery and Fives innovation. This is a great course for anyone interested in taking Fives further either as a coach, volunteer or player. 

Activators can be booked in by your school, club or university by contacting us our online form HERE. These can then be tailored somewhat to your needs. 

To sign up for the next public Activator check out our Eventbrite page HERE.  


Level 1 & 2 Courses

1st4Sport accredited coaching courses that open up avenues for professional coaching on an employed or freelance basis. These courses are widely recognised across the UK and give a deeper understanding into top player development and how to structure long-form courses and lessons.  

To sign up for one these courses please go to our Eventbrite page HERE