• Tennis director
  • Middlesex

We are looking for a reliable and enthusiastic Director of Tennis, who is professional, hardworking, positive attitude, excellent communication and timekeeping skills.

The ideal candidate must have a desire to improve other skills as we would put them through the leadership programme : The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Each club has school’s links where we coach mainly tennis sessions with also gymnastics, dance and multi-sports sessions. The Director’s responsibility is to coordinate and manage a team ensuring efficient delivery of all sessions.

The Role:

Self-employed Director with multiple streams of revenue; working in a specific club and its surrounding schools.

You will be reporting directly to the CEO and Chairman of ESG.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Managing the team of coaches in the club, school classes and holiday camps.
  • Leading and coaching club classes, schools and holiday camps.
  • Private one to one tennis coaching.
  • Managing a team of tennis, gymnastic, dance and multi-sport coaches working at the club and school programmes.
  • Developing and growing the club through new school links, new classes and getting more players developing their skills by doing a 2nd class with us.
  • Building strong relationships with schools, children, parents and colleagues.
  • Working with assistant coaches in classes to help them progress as coaches and continue to build the strong team ethic.
  • Advertising of school and club program for every course
  • Attending weekly leadership meetings
  • Actively support and encourage juniors to start competing in competition in ESG tournaments and other LTA sanctioned tournaments.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Bringing energy and enthusiasm to every session.
  • Being professional in your interactions with children, parents, colleagues and schools.
  • Being on time for all sessions
  • Safeguarding of the children in our classes
  • Safe set up and packing away of equipment, ensuring all equipment is stored safely.
  • Teaching relevant skills, progressions and techniques
  • Talking with parents about the progress of their children, when necessary
  • Making sure health and safety procedures are being followed
  • Being familiar with and following all club policies and procedures.

The Benefits:

  • Potential of becoming a profit share partner in the club, depending on performance.
  • Tennis England will fund a percentage of future LTA or Sports Coaching Qualifications.
  • £15 fee for each child that is recruited to do a second class in the club program from a school class.
  • £15 fee for each child that is recruited from a tennis holiday camp into a club class.
  • Leadership Program of courses which we fund for you to attend.

These include:

  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  • Outstanding Leadership
  • 5 Choices of Productivity
  • Leading at the Speed of Trust
  • The Leader in Me

Job Type: Full Time

  • £22 – £30 per hour for group coaching (pay related to number of children on courses)
  • £25 – £35 per hour for private coaching
  • From £88 to £146 per day for holiday camps (930 – 4.15pm / Sliding Scale related to number of children on camp each day)
  • £8.25 per hour for 15 hours of office time

Person Specification:


  • LTA Level 3 Minimum
  • Must have a car
  • At least 3 years of coaching experience
  • Fluent in English
  • Experience of managing a team of coaches
  • Experience of working in school afterschool clubs
  • You need to have a love for working with children
  • Great communication skills and a “can do” attitude
  • Highly organised, with strong attention to detail combined with a passion for learning and self-improvement
  • Make good decisions
  • Ideally located in or near the area
  • Be willing to work hard

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