Head Coach

Full Time |  West Berkshire



Multiple Sites, West Berkshire 



LTA Accredited Level 3 or above



£30,000-£40,000 depending on experience

This is a full-time position based within an established multi-club programme in West Berkshire. The programme sees over 200 weekly players across three well-established tennis sites, all in close proximity (within 20 min drive time). The successful candidate will take on the Head Coach responsibilities, on and off the court. 

On-court delivery consists of a current well established programme seeing over 200 weekly players. Delivery includes: LTA Youth Start, adult groups and individuals tuition.

The successful candidate will be able to deliver an individual coaching business alongside delivering a group coaching programme. The successful candidate will quickly build a minimum of 10-15 hours of regular individual coaching sessions, which will be supported with marketing by NTA.

Key Responsibilities:
  • On-Court Delivery: Continue to deliver and maintain high quality tennis coaching sessions, including LTA Youth Start, Tennis Express, Adult Sessions, Club Nights and Develop school/club links to enhance the outreach in West Berkshire.
  • Off-Court Management: Oversee the respective tennis programmes, assessing the programme quality with the Programme Manager, manage your venues court bookings, handle small administrative tasks. Provide outreach support, assist facility users and perform additional duties to foster the programme growth.
  • Personal Coaching Business: Opportunity to supplement income through individual coaching on a self-employed basis.
  • Other duties may be required such as coach meetings, committee meetings, including on and off court training. 
Hours and Compensation:
  • Full-time role, 30 hours per week, plus up to 10-15 hours of individual coaching.
  • Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.
  • Potential for additional income from personal coaching, competition, camps and community events such as Schools, estimated at £12,000 – £16,000 per year.
  • Total combined income potential: Up to £40,000
  • Retain 100% income from self-employed individual coaching.
  • There are no court fees to deliver 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:
  • Seeking a LTA Qualified and Accredited Level 3 coach.
  • Passionate about tennis with a solid background in coaching.
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills, capable of managing various coaching programmes with the support of management.
  • Committed to personal development and the growth of tennis within the community.
About NTA:

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

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.

Personal Specification:

The successful applicant will ideally be an LTA Accredited Level 3 coach or above and have:

On Court:

  • A minimum 3 years experience as an Accredited LTA Coach, tailoring sessions to cater to a range of skill levels, ensuring a dynamic and engaging learning environment.
  • 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 planning skills to develop and execute long-term visions for programme growth.
  • Ability to engage with NTA management, Schools, Parents and Committees.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to problem solve. 

General Skills and Qualities:

  • A dedication to personal and professional development, staying abreast of the latest trends in tennis coaching, sports management, and customer service.
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