How to create bulk certificates for Tennis Lessons

Olivier Rousseau
7 June 2024 Tennis 2 min read

In this article, we’ll explore how to design and mass produce personalized tennis lesson certificates to recognize your athletes’ achievements.

We’ll cover:

  1. Design your tennis lesson certificate with Canva
  2. Include evaluation and progress report
  3. Share the certificate with players and parents
  4. How certificates can help your Tennis Academy grow
  5. More tools for Tennis Club Owners

Design your Tennis certificate with Canva

Create stunning certificates designed in Canva and efficiently managed through Activity Messenger. Here’s how you can streamline the entire process:

  1. Create an Activity Messenger Account:
    Sign up and navigate to the certificates section to begin (open your account here).
  2. Design Your Certificate with Canva:
    Use the Canva integration to select a tennis certificate template and customize it to reflect your academy’s unique brand.
  3. Personalize Tennis Certificates:
    Use Mailmerge to personalize each certificate in bulk using information from your class lists or student progress reports.
  4. Distribute Certificates to Students:
    For further customization and efficient distribution, seamlessly integrate your design into Activity Messenger.

Design your Tennis certificate with Canva

Include players information with Mailmerge

Canva excels at creating stunning designs, but to personalize your tennis certificates in bulk, you’ll need a tool like Activity Messenger. Using a mailmerge, you can pull information from a list or, even better, from your player’s progress reports.

Create Personalized Tennis Certificates:

When designing your certificates, include placeholder fields that automatically populate with each student’s level, progress, and personal information. This ensures that each certificate is customized to reflect individual improvement.

Include players information with Mailmerge

Where to pull player’s information

You can gather tennis student information from various sources, such as registration forms, uploaded lists, or online progress reports.

Here are some key details that tennis academies might include in a certificate:

  • Name of Student
  • Date
  • Tennis Coach
  • Tennis Academy Name
  • Recommended Placement
  • Tennis Skill Level/Type

📌 Pro Tip: Having worked with numerous tennis academies and sports clubs, I’ve found that the ability to issue personalized certificates in bulk is a game changer. This method allows academy owners to efficiently recognize each student’s achievements while saving time and ensures that everyone feels recognized and appreciated.




Share the certificate with players and parents

Once your certificates are ready, Activity Messenger makes distribution effortless.

Different Ways to Share Your Certificates:

  • Print and Distribute In-Person: Mass print the certificates and hand them out during classes or competitions.
  • Digital Distribution: For a modern approach, send certificates digitally. Use our platform to create emails or SMS messages that automatically fill in each student’s details, making the process seamless and efficient.

Share the certificate with players and parents



📌 Pro Tip: As an operator, I value collecting feedback. Including a feedback form with their personalized tennis certificates at the end of the session not only helps recognize student achievement, but also provides valuable insight into how your instructors are doing.



How certificates can help your Tennis Academy grow

Issuing personalized tennis certificates can greatly enhance the growth of your tennis academy. When players feel recognized for their efforts, they are more likely to develop a long-term commitment to your program.

This approach not only improves retention rates, but also turns your athletes into ambassadors for your tennis club. Encourage your students to share their achievements online by running fun contests. For example, they can win a free session by posting their certificate on social media and tagging your academy. This strategy can increase engagement and visibility and help your academy grow.

How certificates can help your Tennis Academy grow

📌 Pro Tip: When we implemented an automated end-of-session reminder that included a personalized certificate for each player, we received great feedback from parents. They shared how excited their children were to receive the certificates, often displaying them on their refrigerators at home or sharing them on social media. By including our logo on the certificates, we got excellent exposure both online and in our athletes’ homes, increasing our organiations’s visibility and word-of-mouth.




More tools for Tennis Club Owners

Here are a few more ways Activity Messenger can help manage and grow your Tennis Club or Tennis Academy.

It provides you with all the tools you need to succeed. Here are other ways we can help:

Sell tickets for your tournaments
Tennis Quotes to inspire your athletes
Waitlist Management
Email Marketing for Tennis Academy
Marketing ideas to grow your tennis club
How to Start a Tennis Clubs
Tennis instructor application form


If you would like to learn more, book a demo with one our experts.

FAQ from Tennis Club Owners

What are the benefits of issuing tennis certificates in bulk for academies? Issuing certificates in bulk saves time, ensures consistent design and information, and provides an easy way to celebrate achievement while tracking individual player progress.

What software or tools are best for creating bulk certificates for tennis academies? Popular choices include Adobe Illustrator, Canva, and Microsoft Word, which offer customizable templates. Specialized software such as Activity Messenger can help with mass printing, emailing, or even sending certificates by sms.

How can I customize tennis certificates while creating them in bulk? Use templates with editable fields for personalization. Use mail merge to merge information from a list or form to ensure that each certificate is customized for each student.

What key information should be included on a tennis academy certificate? Include the student’s name, academy name, class, level, instructor’s name, date, and recommended placement for the next session. A congratulatory message from the instructor can also add a personal touch.

Can I integrate student data from my academy management software to create certificates? Most certificate creation tools, such as Activity Messenger, allow integration with academy management software to import data and streamline the certificate creation process.

How can bulk certificate creation be cost-effective for tennis academies? Using free or low-cost design tools, reducing or eliminating printing costs, and delivering certificates via email can all contribute to cost savings.

Written by Olivier Rousseau Olivier is a kids sports programs owner who has been operating for over a decade with locations in Montreal, Quebec city & Ottawa. He also helps Gymnastics Club, Swim Schools and Dance Studios streamline their operations. He is the co-founder of Activity Messenger an online registration platform for the sports & leisure industry.

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