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Head Tennis Professional

8 November 2018

Country: USA
State: Connecticut

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Head Tennis Professional
Country Club in Darien, CT is looking for a Head Tennis Professional. Very competitive salary, percentage of lessons, stringing, housing and meals.

Position Overview:
Country Club, a premier country club in Darien, CT is looking to hire an enthusiastic and innovative certified Head Professional. The club features an 18-hole golf course, 8 har-tru court at the Main Club and 5 har-tru courts at the Beach Club, 8 platform tennis courts, a 4-lane bowling alley, outdoor swimming pool, among many amenities. Main Club and Beach Club locations are 12 minutes away. Club has a vibrant tennis program that includes 8 women’s teams, 3 men’s teams, 350+ junior players and many tournaments and social events. The ideal candidate will work alongside Director of Tennis and 2018 USPTA Tester of the Year to continue building upon the success of one of the busiest country club tennis programs in the tri-state area. This is a great opportunity to build a career as a future tennis director. The last five Head Pros are currently working as Directors of Tennis or Director of Racquets.

DUTIES (include but are not limited to): Design, in conjunction with Director of Tennis, all women’s and men’s practices, junior programs held at the Main Club, train fellow tennis professionals, and run and organize adult tournament and events. The Head Professional will provide private and group lessons to juniors, ladies and men.

RESPONSIBILITIES (include but are not limited to):
Help members with Tennis Shop sales, string rackets, communicate with the Director of Tennis regarding program status and strategies for growth, teach exclusively using 10 and under guidelines for juniors 4-10 years old, some pro shop hours, administrative duties, respond to emails, book courts and lessons, and light court maintenance. Work with Director and fellow teaching professionals to form teams, make calls for player confirmation, send lineups and track weekly scores.

The ideal candidate will be a USPTA certified tennis professional, would have at least four years of experience teaching in a private club setting and have experience teaching women’s competitive teams and 10 and under tennis. Must be able to relate to all ages and levels of junior players. Must possess VERY strong communication skills and be a team player, be willing to work nights and weekends, and have a very strong work ethic. College tennis experience and a minimum current playing level of 5.0 is required. Female instructors are encouraged to apply.

Mid/end of April to September 30th.

The financial package includes a very competitive salary, percentage of lessons, stringing, housing (if needed), and lunch and dinner while on duty. Head Professional will also receive a clothing allowance and will be required to work six days a weekend day off.

How to apply:
Submit your resume and cover letter indicating why you believe you are qualified for the position. All resumes and letters should be sent to the email provided and saved with the following format: name, resume; name, cover letter. No phone calls please. Applicants must be able to work legally in the US.

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