Head Coach

Full Time |  South Oxfordshire



Wallingford and Didcot, South Oxfordshire



LTA Accredited Level 3 or above



 £36,474 – £40,349

Job Description

Join National Tennis Association in South Oxfordshire.

We are currently seeking a passionate and skilled individual to fill a full-time position with us. As part of our team, you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on the development of tennis in Didcot and Wallingford, South Oxfordshire.

The anticipated salary for core group sessions and individual lessons will range from  £36,474 – £40,349, depending on qualification and experience.
Key Responsibilities:
  • On-Court Delivery: Continue to deliver and maintain high quality tennis coaching sessions, including LTA Youth Start, Tennis Express, Adult Sessions, and Cardio Tennis. Develop school/club links to enhance the outreach in South Oxfordshire. 
  • 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, including on and off court training.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Ideally seeking a LTA Qualified and Accredited Level 3 coach, but will consider exceptional Level 2 candidates.
  • 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.
Person Specification

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

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

Our South Oxfordshire Cluster consists of five venues with well established programmes. These venues consist of Portcullis LTC, Boundary Park, Blewbury LTC, Letcombe and Benson LTC.

Portcullis LTC is a LTA Registered Venue with over 330 members located on the Hithercroft Sports Park (OX10 9RB) on the edge of Wallingford. Founded in 1952, Portcullis LTC has seen steady growth and benefits from 5 all-weather hard courts and floodlight facilities meaning we can play all year round. The club competes in various county competitions at all ages and abilities with the Men’s first team in the Premier Division.

Boundary Park is situated in Didcot, South Oxfordshire. It boasts the largest programme within the cluster with 4 LED Floodlit courts.

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