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8 November 2021

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Director of Racquets
Club in Inverness, Illinois is looking for a full-time Director of Racquets.

Position Overview:
Title: Director of Racquet Sports
Position Open: Interviewing January 2022/Estimated Placement March 2022
Reports To: General Manager/COO

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have thorough knowledge of techniques, programming, instruction, competition, and retail of Tennis, Pickleball and Paddle Tennis. Must be a current certified member of the USPTA or USPTR with a minimum 5 years of experience in as a “Head Pro” or “Director” in the Racquets field. This candidate must also possess all necessary Business Administrative Skills including, but not limited to Marketing, Financial Acumen & Retail Experience. This individual must be an excellent communicator in all aspects of the business.

Hours: This position is a “full time, year-round” position that at a minimum will be 40 hours per week and up to 70 Hours at peak periods.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Sports Management or similar in a related field.

Job Summary: The Director of Racquets at the Club will be the face of the Club racquets program and will be responsible for administering a robust & active Racquets Program for all ages. The program should offer introductory programming for all racquets sports, progressive instruction, competitive play, and an array of events for all ages and caliber of these sports. Competitive play will encompass both conference and intraclub play. The Director of Racquets will be responsible for creating fresh programming each season in order to keep the program vibrant. The Director of Racquets will also be responsible for providing a full selection of retail equipment and apparel for each racquet sport. This is a unique opportunity for a Racquets Professional to build his or her own team and programming with the expectation that the Director of Racquets will create a program that will entice members to join the Club.

Elements of Programming:
Each Element of the Director of Racquet Sports Role shall include Paddle, Pickle and Tennis
• Junior Programming
o Introductory Programming for Paddle, Pickle and Tennis
o Competitive Intraclub Play
o Seasonal Events/Family Events
o Other such as Camps and other fun activities
o Individual and Group Lessons

• Adult Programming
o Introductory Programming for Paddle, Pickle and Tennis
o Competitive Intraclub & League Play
 To include an Annual Club Champions Tournament, each year per Sport
o Monthly Events to include Mixers and other types of fun events
o 1 Member/Member Event each year per Sport
o 1 Invitational Event each year per Sport
o Individual and Group Lessons
• Retail
o Offering Seasonal Selections of all Racquet Apparel & Equipment
o Maintaining a par level (TBA) of Merchandise to be on hand for display
o Maintain proper pricing per the Club Budget
o Maintain proper inventory control each month
o Ensure proper and timely processing of invoicing
o Ensure all charges for retail are accurate and timely
o Responsible for profitability of all retail items

• Administrative
o P&L Responsibility for all Racquet Programs
o Responsible for all Racquets Events and Programming to be submitted to the Communications Administrator and GM no later than November 1st of the year prior to be set on the calendar with pricing, time, date, and all other specifics
o Ensure all racquets communications for the weekly eblasts are sent to the Communications Administrator a week prior to being sent out
o Draft a monthly article in the Newsletter regarding the state of the Club Racquets Program
o Attend, set agenda and take minutes for the monthly committee meetings
o Supervise all reservation bookings

Compensation: Club offers a competitive based salary of $60,000 per year.
In addition to the base salary:
• The Director will retain 90% of his/her own, net lesson, clinic, camp, etc. income throughout the year
• The Director will receive 10% of the net profit from all racquet sport retail sales above and beyond budgeted net profit
• Racquet stringing and other repair work is negotiable upon official offer
• Full Health, Dental, Vision Package
• 401K package after 1 year of service
• $1000 clothing allowance
• 2 Weeks of paid vacation per year
• Performance Bonus based on mutual agreed upon goals
• Cell phone reimbursement
• Complimentary Meals
• Other benefits and educational opportunities discussed with General Manager

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

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