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Director of Tennis

12 July 2021

Country: USA
Location: Tennis Jobs in Virginia

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Director of Tennis
Fitness Club in Midlothian, Virginia is looking for a full-time Director of Tennis.

Position Overview:
The Director of Tennis is responsible for leading the tennis program for the club’s members and guests, and for designing and delivering a comprehensive, best-in-class, program for all ages and levels of play. This career-defining role offers the opportunity to direct one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s top tennis facilities within a multi-purpose club environment.

The Position:
The Director of Tennis (DoT) will be highly motivated and driven to succeed, member-oriented, and possess strong organizational skills. Reporting to the General Manager, and working with the organization’s other management team members, the DoT will work with club staff, including 5 – 7 assistant professionals, to develop and deliver a full-service, membership-based program for members, and guests.

Essential Duties:
The Director of Tennis will design a variety of instructional and social offerings for members of all playing abilities, including private lessons and group clinics for Juniors & Adults. This role is responsible for the design and execution of member tournaments, social mixers, and special events, with a major focus on the development of group instruction and programming.

Essential Functions of the Position:
• Provide strong leadership with excellent communication skills and problem-solving abilities.
• Hire, train and develop assistant tennis professional and front-line team members.
• Develop a member-focused staffing plan and team schedule.
• Assure that effective orientation and training are given to each new team member while also developing ongoing training programs.
• Monitor team member productivity and provide constructive feedback and coaching designed to enhance performance, member-service, and productivity.
• Create and foster a team culture which is centered on achieving goals with highest level of member service.
• Communicate formally and informally with team and members about programs, events and activities while encouraging participation and engagement.
• Manage a profitable tennis business with a focus on maximizing revenue and controlling costs.
• Support and handle member issues or concerns and maintain a willingness to make decisions and resolves problems in alignment with club policies, rules, and procedures.
• Work cooperatively with other departments to develop combined programs for the membership.
• Maintain the tennis facility and equipment in safe, working, and clean condition.
• Oversee the maintenance of the 10 clay courts seasonally and ensure that all courts are presented for play in pristine condition, at all times.
• Purchase and maintain supplies necessary for successful facility operation.
• Provide a high level of instruction to members.
• Promote the Club locally and nationally, for the purpose of enhancing membership value and membership subscriptions.
• Maximize participation among members and increase daily court usage during non-Play tennis at a high level, possibly with the intention of competing in regional or national tournaments.

Qualifications / Personal Traits / Experience / Education / Certification:
• Accomplished teacher of players of all levels.
• Proven success as a leader and coach of successful a team.
• Highly driven and with a motivated, self-driven work ethic.
• Willingness and capability to promote the Club and promote memberships.
• Organized, outgoing, and 100% committed to providing a fun and competitive playing environment for all junior and adult players.
• Service-oriented, detail-oriented, and action-oriented.
• Playing ability of NTRP 4.5+.
• At least 2 years of experience as a Director of Tennis in a private club program, or an accomplished, business-focused Head Professional with relevant and extended experience reporting to the Director of Tennis in a similar club environment.
• A demonstrable history of participation and commitment to the tennis industry.
USPTA Elite or Master Professional Certification (or PTR equivalent) and verifiable ongoing participation in industry Continuing Education programs.

Compensation / Benefits / Professional Support:
• Compensation shall be structured to include a competitive salary, and a percentage of the revenue generated from instruction.
• Relocation expenses are negotiable.
• The Director of Tennis will be expected to allocate roughly 35% – 45% of their time to teaching ‘on-court’.
• A benefits package is offered which includes health and dental insurance, 401(k), club membership, an allowance for continuing education and association dues.

How to apply:
Please apply via the URL provided.

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