Centre Manager / Head Coach

Full Time |  Stafford



Stafford Indoor Tennis Centre, Stafford



LTA Accredited Level 3 or above



£40,000 – £44,000

Job Description

This full-time position offers a unique blend of on-court coaching and off-court management duties, overseeing the day-to-day operations of Stafford Manor Indoor Tennis Centre. The successful candidate will not only lead our coaching programme but also ensure the smooth functioning of the Centre. Initially, responsibilities will be equally divided between on-court coaching and off-court duties. However, as the Centre grows, the role will evolve, with an increased focus on off-court management while continuing to support the expansion of our coaching team.

Key Responsibilities:
  • On-Court Delivery: Conduct tennis coaching sessions, including LTA Youth Start, Tennis Express, Adult Sessions, and Cardio Tennis. Develop school/club links to enhance the Centre’s outreach.
  • Off-Court Management: Oversee the Centre’s daily operations, manage court bookings, supervise Centre staff, and handle administrative tasks. Provide outreach support, assist facility users, and perform additional duties to foster the Centre’s growth and operational efficiency.
  • Team Development: Play a pivotal role in expanding the coaching team, aligning with the Centre’s growth strategy.
  • Personal Coaching Business: Opportunity to supplement income through individual coaching on a self-employed basis.
Hours and Compensation:
  • Full-time role, 30 hours per week, plus up to 10 hours of individual coaching.
  • Starting salary: £25,000 – £30,000, dependent on qualifications and experience.
  • Potential for additional income from personal coaching, estimated at £10,000 – £14,000 per year.
  • Total combined income potential: Up to £44,000 per year.
  • Retain 100% income from self-employed individual coaching.
  • 5x weeks paid holiday.
  • Personal Development Plan with NTA Management and CDP courses.
  • Workplace perks, including cinema and supermarket discounts.
  • All necessary equipment provided.
  • Racket Ambassadorship with Tecnifibre.
  • Adidas sponsorship, including paid clothing and 50% off all Adidas products.
Ideal Candidate:
  • Ideally seeking a LTA Qualified and Accredited Level 4 or 5 coach, but will consider exceptional Level 3 candidates.
  • Passionate about tennis with a solid background in coaching and sports management.
  • Excellent organisational and leadership skills, capable of managing both the Centre’s operations and its coaching program.
  • Adaptable, with the ability to balance coaching and management duties as the Centre grows.
  • Committed to personal development and the growth of tennis within the community.
Person Specification:

The successful applicant will ideally be an LTA Accredited Level 4 coach or above (but we will accept exceptional Level 3 candidates) and have:


  • Mastery in implementing cutting-edge LTA coaching techniques and tailoring sessions to cater to a range of skill levels, ensuring a dynamic and engaging learning environment.
  • Proficiency in using technology and performance metrics to track player progress, set goals, and deliver targeted feedback that propels players toward excellence.
  • Commitment to ensuring the safety and welfare of all participants by adhering to safeguarding policies and promoting a positive and inclusive sporting environment.

Off-Court Responsibilities:

  • Strong strategic planning skills to develop and execute long-term visions for the Centre’s growth, including infrastructure improvements, program expansion, and financial sustainability.
  • Exceptional ability to engage with stakeholders, including the school, local authorities, national tennis bodies, and community organisations, to foster partnerships.
  • Creative marketing and PR skills to effectively promote the Centre’s programmes and events through various channels, including social media, local press, and community outreach, driving increased participation and visibility.
  • Proven leadership and team management abilities, capable of recruiting, training, and mentoring staff and volunteers, fostering a collaborative and high-performing team culture.
  • Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills, with the ability to navigate disputes among staff or members diplomatically and maintain a harmonious Centre environment.

General Skills and Qualities:

  • The capacity to adapt to changing priorities and roles, particularly as the Centre grows and the balance of responsibilities shifts.
  • A creative problem-solving approach, able to address challenges and identify opportunities for improvement within both coaching and management realms.
  • A dedication to personal and professional development, staying abreast of the latest trends in tennis coaching, sports management, and customer service.
Overview of Venue:

Stafford Manor Indoor Tennis Centre, formally known as Baseline Tennis Centre, is located within Stafford manor High School in the bustling market town of Stafford. The Centre opened in 2010 and although located within school, it boasts its own independent access allowing for autonomy from the schools site. The facilities includes:

  • 3 indoor courts with viewing gallery
  • 3 outdoor courts 
  • Dedicated Car park and entrance
  • Reception area
  • Store room(s)
  • Office space and internet access

National Tennis Association (NTA) were recently awarded the management of the facility, and will be reopening the facility to the public in April 2024.

About National Tennis Association
National Tennis Association (NTA) has been supporting tennis within the UK since 2004. We are a social enterprise, working alongside the LTA as a National Partner to inspire, develop and educate. Our ethos is to attract more people into tennis. As the leading national operator of tennis, we offer a wide range of management solutions and programmes empowering tennis coaches to succeed.
The NTA team comprises over 50 dedicated people, committed to making an impact. We put our workforce first. Working in positive and rewarding environments, as a team or in partnership, is the best way to get results. Trust is at the foundation of who we are, from the trust built with each other, to our customers, partners and community.
If you are enthusiastic about tennis and dedicated to helping individuals improve their skills, we would love to hear from you. Join our team at the National Tennis Association and be a part of the exciting journey to promote the sport in our community.
Why join us?
🚀  Key moment to join National Tennis in term of growth and opportunities
💆‍♀️  Our people matter, work-life balance is important at National Tennis
📚  Fast-learning environment, entrepreneurial and strong team spirit
💵  Competitive salary package and performance related pay, plus retain 100% income via individual coaching with no court fees. We even provide the balls!
⭐️  Staff perks – discounts at over 30,000 of your favorite brands
🎾  Sponsorship opportunities with our partners Adidas and Tecnifibre
💚  Personal Development Plans, internal CPD and grow your career at National Tennis
How to Apply

To apply for this role, please email a covering letter and your CV to scott@nationaltennis.org.uk