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Boys Head Coach – University National Tennis Academy

Job Summary

Full time and open ended (subject to external funding). Competitive salary upon offer of position. Subject to annual pay award.

Loughborough University National Tennis Academy (LUNTA) is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, and dynamic Boys Head Coach to support the performance of developing elite junior tennis players as part of the LTA’s Player Pathway.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and implementation of a world-class and transformative player development programme, to produce male players who upon departing the LUNTA meet the Pro Scholarship Programme (PSP) selection criteria and have potential to be inside the men’s top 100-ranked players, by nurturing the player, performer and person.

This role will form part of the LUNTA Senior Management Team (SMT). The Boys Head Coach will work with the Academy Manager, Girls Head Coach, Head of Performance Support and Head of Education and Player Wellbeing to drive the vision, philosophies, and desired behaviours of the Academy whilst leading and mentoring players, staff and parents.

The Boys Head Coach will provide leadership to the Boys Coaching Team consisting of Academy Coaches and training partners, ensuring impactful coaching quality and appropriate training and competition provision for optimal player development.

The Boys Head Coach will be expected to act as Coaching Lead on a small number of players, which will require significant on-court presence, travel to tournaments with relevant players, and leading assigned player development.

There is an expectation with this role to travel to both domestic and international junior and senior tennis tournaments with other members of the LUNTA staff team and our junior tennis players.

Loughborough University is committed to developing staff. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn within the Academy, but also utilise skills and experiences of other Loughborough Sport performance and development practitioners to grow and develop.

More detail is provided in the job description and on request. Informal enquiries should be made to Nathan Miller, Academy Manager, at

Closing date for receipt of applications: Monday 3 June 2024

Interview date: TBC

For further information and to apply please click here.

Loughborough University is committed to achieving equity and valuing diversity in all aspects of employment and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Venue and Company description

Loughborough University National Tennis Academy (LUNTA) delivers a pro-style interdisciplinary training environment as part of the LTA’s Player Pathway for elite British junior tennis players in transitioning onto the professional tour.

Job duties and responsibilities

Please refer to the full job description for a comprehensive outline of roles and responsibilities.

Candidate qualifications and skills

Skills and Experience – what are we looking for?
– Proven track record, credibility and significant experience in developing tennis players aged 14+ to successful careers at tour level, particularly boys.
– Significant experience within a high-performance Academy/programme with successful outcomes evidenced.
– Experience of line-managing, mentoring and supporting coaches on their journey.
– Proven high performance tennis coaching ability and reputation amongst elite tennis players, tennis coaches and practitioners.
– Proven track record and significant experience of leading an interdisciplinary team of coaches and practitioners to review players development, establishing and implementing individual development plans (IDPs).
– Proven track record of effective implementation of tracking and monitoring processes, with subsequent successful impact to player’s short-, medium- and long-term player development plans.
– Significant experience of analysing the demands of pro tour and junior international tennis and defining and implementing a player development plan to support the transition from junior to senior tennis.
– Excellent presentation and communication skills that can motivate behavioural change to have a positive impact on performance.
– Ability to multi-task in an open-plan office environment and on the road, and work within a fast-paced, driven environment.
– Growth-mindset – a candidate that is looking to develop a career in performance sport/performance operations, and willing to learn.
– A great team player – a candidate who enjoys and is comfortable in working with multiple stakeholders.


Competitive salary upon offer of position. Subject to annual pay award.

The University benefits package includes:
– competitive pension schemes
– a range of childcare support initiatives and benefits including childcare vouchers; on-site university nursery (with salary sacrifice scheme); and holiday play schemes
– a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies
– BUPA Cash Plan (100 scheme)
– Employee Assistance Programme
– season ticket loan scheme
– on campus parking with charging points for electric vehicles
fantastic range of sports facilities and preferential membership packages available
– fantastic CPD, Linkedin learning and inclusive resources for development.

Job Summary

    Job Summary

  • Loughborough Location
  • 10 May 2024 Published
  • Head Coach Listing type
  • 202405101205 Listing number
  • Negotiable Salary type
  • 30-40 uur Indication of working hours
  • 12 Jun 2024 Closing date
  • To be announced Starting date
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