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Director of Tennis

5 December 2018

Country: USA
State: New York

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Director of Tennis
Tennis Club in Poughkeepsie, NY is looking for a full-time Director of Tennis.

Position Overview:
Tennis Club is currently recruiting a Director of Tennis to manage the Tennis Program and other related aspects of our private club. The club was founded in 1890 and is a non-profit tennis and social club. Centrally located in the Hudson Valley, in a picturesque and historic residential area of Poughkeepsie, NY, the Club features five outdoor red clay courts plus three hard courts, a picturesque clubhouse, two indoor tennis courts, two indoor squash courts, a fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool and beautifully landscaped grounds. The club is run by an elected, rotating volunteer Board of Directors. There are more than 200 members who participate in a variety of tennis activities, including lessons, clinics, round robins, holiday cookouts, tournaments, and ladders. The club also has a Cafe with food service and bar, an active social element, and families focused on using the pool. The Director of Tennis is a full-time, partially salaried position who teaches tennis lessons, coordinates other athletic activities, is focused on attracting and retaining new members, and working with the Board and Management Team to create an all around superior club experience for our members.

Responsibilities and Duties:
● Responsible for communicating with club members, focusing on customer satisfaction and club enjoyment
● Oversee and promote all aspects of tennis, squash, pickleball, swimming and summer day camp activities at the club
● Hire, train and schedule staff including tennis professionals, lifeguards and camp counselors
● Assure all applicable administrative tasks are completed such as promptly returning calls and emails
● Works with grounds manager on maintenance of tennis courts and pool
● Oversee court reservations using the club online bookings program
● Coordinate with the management team
● Prepare the courts to open in spring: engage tennis staff for a cleanup of the court area
● Dismantle & store the curtains, poles, nets at the end of season
● Contract, supervise, and participate in the laying of clay and installation of poles, nets, lines, etc
● Ensure proper maintenance of courts throughout season according to best practices
● Manage assistant pros’ use of the club for lessons and teaching events as per club rules
● Manage club tournaments, round robins and holiday events, family tennis events, children’s and teen teaching and events
● Enthusiastically encourage tennis participation by planning events to promote the sport and fellowship
● Coordinate management of website and calendar as it pertains to tennis and related activities
● Prepare tennis related communication (onsite and email) for membership as required
● Complete required financial records and reports with promptness and accuracy
● Write and distribute communication highlighting all tennis news and activities via email, the website and social media
● Assist membership with court and lesson reservation through the website
● Work with the grounds manager on the general upkeep and maintenance of landscaping of the historic facilities and grounds
● Hours may include evenings and weekends
● Enforce the club’s rules and regulations governing the use of the facility
● Ensure programs are in place to service the entire membership (juniors, adults, seniors) in beginner to advanced instruction
● While performing the duties of this job, the Director of Tennis is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear. The Director of Tennis is regularly required to bend, stoop, crouch and/or kneel. The Director is occasionally required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

Qualifications and Skills:
● Strong tennis skills
● Strong customer service skills
● Strong computer skills
● Experience in staff, facilities, and financial management is required
● Experience in squash, pickleball, swimming or camp direction a plus
● Previous management experience in the Fitness/Tennis industry is required
● Candidates should have a current drivers license, safe driving record
● Bachelor’s degree
CPR/ First Aid certification, and AED skills
● Excellent oral and written communication skills

● Salary plus commissions $60,000+

How to apply:
Please send your resume to the email provided.

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