Tennis Coach

Full Time |  Newham Parks Tennis (Stratford, Newham, Essex)

Location

Location

Newham (Stratford, Essex)

Qualification

Qualification

LTA Accredited Level 2 or above

Closing Date

Closing Date

15 November 2021

Job Description

This position is based within the park programme throughout Stratford. The coach will work alongside the Head Coach and team within the overall programme of tennis development across the city. 

The role will be on court and start on 20 hours with additional opportunities for individual coaching hours and further group work. On-court weekly delivery consists of mini, junior and adult group sessions plus individual sessions and on an adhoc basis holiday camps and tournaments. 

The role is expected to grow into a full time 25 hours of core group delivery plus individuals. 

Benefits 

  • Working within the largest Coaching Organisation in the UK
  • Most successful community park programme in the country
  • Personal Development pathway within the company – CPD, mentoring, on and off court training
  • Coaching terms with Tecnifibre and Adidas. Personal retailer for Tecnifibre in which you keep 100% of profits generated by sales.

Key Responsibilities 

  1. To support the Head Coach develop a high quality all round programme which caters for all ages and abilities. 
  1. To deliver a minimum of 20 hours of core Junior, Adult and Academy coaching per week and be available for individual coaching delivery. 
  1. To assess the programme quality and results regularly and adapt where necessary to ensure the programme and venues usage continues to grow. 
  1. To undertake any other duties as may be required within your team

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a prestigious tennis programme, join a strong and innovative tennis association working with driven and supportive facility owners.

Overview of Venue

National Tennis Association (NTA) is leading tennis management and coaching provider in the UK, established in 2004 to increase tennis participation by developing professional coaching programmes and forming links between clubs, schools, and local authorities.

NTA is recognised as an official national partner of the LTA.

We offer professional management solutions to venues and coaches that are proven to develop and enhance multiple aspects of tennis services and work closely with the LTA and tennis venues in developing programmes and facilities in the UK.

Our coaches are an essential asset to the company, so we believe in extensive support and development for all team members.

The Newham Parks Tennis programme is based across 15 courts. NTA manage all aspects of the offer on behalf of the local authority, this includes membership, court bookings and coaching.

The project is expected to expand into further parks in 2022 with padel courts in the planning.

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 recruitment@nationaltennis.org.uk

If you require further details, please contact us at recruitment@nationaltennis.org.uk

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