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Tennis Coach

Job Summary

An excellent opportunity has arisen due to the relocation of the current coach. During term times, this position will offer approximately 15 daytime hours/week at a private school and approximately 12 hours/week at an established tennis club. Holiday lessons are also offered. Additional private lessons will be encouraged at the tennis club as well as the opportunity to set up new adult sessions with the help of the Head Coach.

This is an amazing opportunity for a coach to establish regular on-court hours and work with an established LTA Level 5 coach to help and mentor them.

Venue and Company description

I’m an LTA coach for 28 years working exclusively in the Surrey area. For the majority of this time he has been Head Coach.

We have three outdoor tennis courts and an indoor sports hall. The tennis programme runs all year round and approximately 140 pupils sign up for lessons. Lessons take place throughout the school day starting at 8am.

The Tennis Club is a thriving 5 court club, 3 clay courts and 2 macadam. All courts are floodlit, enabling all year round play. The current membership figure is approximately 400, split between adults and juniors. Junior lessons take place throughout the week after school and there is also a junior club night. In addition, there are adult lessons and adult social sessions.

Job duties and responsibilities

The candidate will be required to coach individuals and groups of varying numbers at a private school and an established tennis club.

They will be able to offer lessons with excellent technical and tactical advice and always make sure the pupils enjoy themselves and want to come back for more!

Candidate qualifications and skills

This role will only be offered to an exceptional candidate who has the desire to work hard and learn at all times. This opportunity is for someone who sees themselves staying in the role for a long period of time. The following criteria are essential:

– Qualified to a minimum of LTA Level 2 and preferably LTA licensed.

– An enthusiastic/energetic personality and ability to mix and engage with players of all ages, parents, school staff, other coaches etc.

– A professional appearance.

– Hold a driving licence.

– Exceptional time-keeping.

– Excellent communication skills.

– A commitment to school term times for all lessons.

– An up to date DBS certificate and proof of safeguarding courses attended.

– An up to date first aid certificate.

– An ability to problem-solve and use common sense if necessary.

– An ability to adjust coaching techniques dependant on pupil age/ability or size of group.

– Not afraid to ask for advice and guidance when required.

– Be motivated with a desire to improve skills and knowledge.

– An ability to keep records and record results for tournaments etc.

– A good knowledge of LTA programmes such as LTA Youth etc.

Benefits

The chosen candidate will be paid on an hourly self-employed basis and they are expected to invoice the company monthly. The hourly rate will depend on qualifications and experience.

Equipment will be provided for all group lessons and discounted rates can be offered on all other equipment and clothing.

If coaching full days at the school, lunch will be provided.

Job Summary

    Job Summary

  • Surrey UK (Godalming and Camberley areas) Location
  • 12 Jul 2022 Published
  • Tennis Coach Listing type
  • 20220712F451 Listing number
  • €Dependant on qualifications and experience per Hour Salary type
  • 20-30 uur Indication of working hours
  • 12 Aug 2022 Closing date
  • 05 Sep 2022 Starting date
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