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Head Racquets Professional

30 December 2021

Country: USA
Location: Tennis Jobs in Connecticut

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Head Racquets Professional
Country Club in Darien, Connecticut is looking for a full-time Head Racquets Professional.

Position Overview:
The general roles and responsibilities of the HRP will be to deliver a range of services customarily provided by a PTR professional or Elite USPTA professional, as well as a PPTR or PPTA professional. These services will include, but are not limited to:
· Be a passionate ambassador for the games of tennis, platform tennis, and pickleball.
· Provide private and group lessons to both adults and children and oversee lessons taught by all professionals.
· Play tennis, pickleball, and platform tennis at a high level and provide instruction to members of varying skill levels to facilitate skill development and relationship building. Hours on court will be 30 – 40 hours/week.
· Assure a consistent, efficient, and seamless daily operation of Club-wide racquets operations; provide members and guests with an environment that exceeds the values of the Club.
· Enthusiastically encourage member participation by assisting the DOR and also planning new events to promote the sports and fellowship in the Club. Organize, schedule, coordinate, and manage tournaments, clinics, round robins, interclub teams, social events, and other racquets related activities to maximize members’ access to and enjoyment of the tennis and platform tennis facilities.
· Together with the DOR, help create a comprehensive events and activities program to include social, competitive and instructional programming for all levels.
· Participation and administrative responsibilities in the WBCC boutique, junior summer camp.
· Follow the Club teaching philosophy. Implement that philosophy throughout the racquet’s programs.
· Understand the department’s POS operations to ensure accurate member billing and accurate sales/activity reports.
· Attend all appropriate Club staff meetings.
· Work in tandem with the Club’s highly regarded maintenance and F&B staff.
· Enforce all the Club’s Rules and Regulations governing use of the facilities, equipment, dress code and sportsmanship as set forth by the Club.

Desired Candidate Qualifications/Experience/Selection Criteria:
The ideal candidate should be an engaging, charismatic and energetic professional with a strong on-court and off-court skill set and, with a minimum of five years of experience teaching tennis and platform tennis. A high-level assistant at a successful private club and racquets program will be considered with appropriate experience.

· Exemplary communication (both written and spoken), interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively with all staff. The candidate must possess a proven ability to attract and develop players of all abilities.
· Someone who is a champion of new ideas and initiatives, looking to consistently improve the patron experience and operational efficiency.
· The candidate will exhibit excellent organizational, technological and time management skills and have a 5.0 playing competency in tennis and platform tennis.
· A passionate professional who loves education and self-development.
· Pickleball expertise or a willingness to quickly learn and become certified.

In order to be successful, the HRP must have the following personal attributes:
· High character and charisma, leads, and works well with others.
· A knowledgeable, positive, customer service oriented, passionate and hardworking professional.
· Loves to teach the games of tennis, pickleball, and platform tennis to all levels.
· Has keen problem-solving skills and strong time management abilities.
· Has the spirit to create new programs and respect for what currently works for the Country Club program.
· Possess high energy and genuine desire to interact actively with the membership on a professional and hospitable level.
· Ability to create a culture that promotes year-round playing and teaching opportunities for everyone.
· Understand and lives the Club Culture.
· Want to continue to learn in order to run his/her own program in the future.

Education & Certification:
The ideal candidate will ideally have earned a college degree and have USPTA/PTR Professional or Elite Professional certification, PPTR (Professional Platform Tennis Registry) or PPTA (Professional Platform Tennis Association) certification and working towards a PPR (Professional Pickleball Registry) certification. The successful candidate will possess a high-level of proficiency in both playing and teaching the sports of tennis and platform tennis, as well as a willingness to get certified and instruct pickleball.

Educational and Certification Qualifications:
· A minimum of 5 years of progressive growth and experience in (preferably) a private member-owned country club with multi-dimensional operations, or a part of a high-level racquets operation outside of the private club industry in a similar hospitality operation.
· A resume indicating progressively more responsible positions and demonstrating experience in delivering both group and individual instructional programs to players of various age groups and skill levels.

Club Covid Requirements:
This club does require staff to be fully vaccinated as a provision of employment.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is open and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Club offers an excellent bonus and benefit package, including medical, dental, and 401(k), along with professional affiliation membership.

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

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