Head Coach

Full Time |  Boundary Park, Didcot (Oxfordshire)



Boundry Park, Didcot (Oxfordshire)



LTA Accredited Level 3 or above

Closing Date

Closing Date

17th April 2022

Job Description

This is an employed position with National Tennis Association at Boundary Park, Didcot, a 4 x court LED floodlit facility. The Head Coach will support a growing programme alongside an existing tennis coach in the delivery and development of the junior and adult timetable.

The role will be as a Head Coach with an initial 19 hours of core group delivery, plus the opportunity to quickly build 10-20 hours of individual coaching sessions, with 10 players currently on a waiting list for lessons.
On-court delivery consists of delivering LTA Youth Start, and delivering blue stage through to adult group sessions on Mondays to Saturday excluding Tuesdays and Sunday. Individual sessions and larger group work such as school tasters and Holiday Camps are also available.

The successful candidate will be able to deliver an individual coaching business, which has a membership of over 500 players. There are no court fees to deliver individual coaching and the successful candidate will run a self-employed coaching business alongside delivering a group coaching programme.

The successful candidate will quickly build a minimum of 10 hours of regular individual coaching sessions (as we have a current waiting list).

The salary is based initially on 19 x hours of weekly group coaching across 47 weeks of the year which equates to £17,290 – £19,266. The role is also expected to earn an additional £15,000 – £18,000 in the first year from individual coaching. The total package in year one has the earning potential of £37,266.

  • Salaried position for group coaching
  • Retain 100% income from individual coaching from self employment
  • 5 x weeks paid holiday on specific weeks throughout the year
  • Workplace perks – discount scheme (examples: cinema discounts, supermarket shopping discounts)
  • Workplace Pension
  • Personal Development Plan with NTA Managment and CDP course
  • All equipment provided
  • Sponsorship with Tecnifibre and Adidas

Key Responsibilities

  • To deliver a high quality, all-round coaching programme that caters for all ages and abilities
  • To deliver an initial minimum of 19 hours of core group coaching per week and be available for individual coaching delivery. Group coaching hours are on evenings and weekends.
  • To assess the programme quality and check results regularly alongside adapting where necessary to ensure the programme and venues usage continues to grow.
  • To undertake any other duties as may be required, such as Head Coach meetings and training with NTA.

Overview of Venue

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.

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.

Boundary Park Tennis is a new venue, built and opening in 2021 and has quickly developed into a thriving place to play. The venue has over 500 members and a coaching programme of over 200 players with a waiting list.

Here are some key facts about Boundary Park, Didcot:

– 4 x LED floodlit courts

– We have just been awarded the LTA Communities and Parks Award

–  Users can access courts via ClubSpark

–  LTA Licensed coaching programmes for all ages and abilities, seeing 200 players per week

–  Free parking

For more information about the venue click here.

Person Specification 

The successful candidate must be experienced, and comfortable working with kids aged 4-17 and be trained as an LTA Youth coach. The candidate must also have: 

  • passion and enthusiasm for the game
  • experience in delivering a wide range of coaching sessions. 
  • a strong customer service ethos and desire to improve coaching services to all.
  • a professional manner and be reliable
  • the ability to offer professionalism and become a role model for players
  • the ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team 
  • the passion for continued learning and self-development  
  • some experience in working with the LTA and tennis clubs
  • experience in marketing coaching programmes in local communities and schools
  • experience in using software packages (including ClubSpark)

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

If you would like to discuss this role, please contact Scott directly by email or call on 020 8152 2674

Interviews will take place immediately with a view to starting as soon as possible.