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Head Racquets Professional

2 May 2019

Country: USA
State: Maryland

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Head Racquets Professional
Country Club in Baltimore, MD is looking for a full-time Head Racquets Professional. Competitive salary plus percentage of lessons, stringing, housing (if needed), meals, 401K, vacation, health insurance and more.

Position Overview:
Country Club, a top 50 platinum country club in the country, in Baltimore, is looking to hire an enthusiastic and innovative certified Head Racquets Professional. The club features two 18-hole golf courses, 10 har-tru courts, 2 platform tennis courts, 6 pickleball courts, 3 squash courts, a 4-lane bowling alley, 3 outdoor swimming pools and many additional amenities throughout our two campuses. Main Club and Downtown locations are 10 minutes away. Club has a vibrant tennis program that includes 9 women’s teams, 5 men’s teams, 200+ junior players and many tournaments and social events. The ideal candidate will work alongside Director of Racquets and 2019 USPPR Pickleball Certifier for the Northeast 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. This year round position offers a very active and comprehensive program of tennis, platform tennis and pickleball for the enjoyment of adult and junior members of all skill levels.

The Role:
Design and operate, in conjunction with the Director of Racquets, all women’s and men’s practices, junior programs held at the Main Club, train fellow tennis professionals, and run and organize adult tournaments and events. The Head Professional will provide private and group lessons to juniors, ladies and men. In addition, The Head Professional will oversee court maintenance, staff scheduling and interclub team matches.

Help members with Tennis Shop sales, string racquets, communicate with the Director of Racquets regarding program status and strategies for growth, drive the 10 and under programs with exciting ideas and drills, 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.

Preferred Experience:
The ideal candidate will be a certified tennis, paddle and pickleball professional with at least 4 years of experience teaching in a private club setting and have experience teaching women’s competitive teams and 10 and under tennis. They must also have a strong playing background that includes national and international accomplishments. 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. Minimum current playing level of 4.5 NTRP is required. The right candidate should be able to teach and compete in paddle successfully. Female instructors are encouraged to apply.

The financial package includes a competitive salary plus percentage of lessons, stringing, housing (if needed), and breakfast, lunch and dinner while on duty. Head Racquets Professional will also receive a clothing allowance, 401k, vacation, health and dental insurance and a yearly performance bonus. It is the intent of the club to award the position to the candidate that submits the most thoughtful and comprehensive response and successfully demonstrates through the application and interview process that he/she will make a strong contribution to the growth and vitality of the Club’s tennis program.

How to apply:
If you are a qualified candidate and interested in this exceptional opportunity, please submit your resume, references (must include name, phone number, email and relationship to candidate), a cover letter of less than one page explaining why you believe you are an excellent candidate for this position. Credentials should be to the email provided no later than 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 26th.

Save your resume, letter and references in the following manner:
“Last Name, First Name Cover Letter”
“Last Name, First Name Resume”
“Last Name, First Name References”
(all documents must be in Word or PDF format)

April 29 Outreach to industry network, job posting on industry sites, identify
potential candidates
Week of May 27 Review applicant pool, identify suitable candidates. Active candidate
questionnaire to 10 finalists
Week of June 3 Phone interviews
Week of June 10 Personal interviews
Week of June 17 Offer to candidate
Early July Start of term

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