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Tennis Professional

21 July 2022

Country: USA
Location: Tennis Jobs in Rhode Island

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Tennis Professional
Tennis Club in Newport, Rhode Island is looking for a full-time Tennis Professional.

Position Overview:
Great people working in an amazing global non-profit organization with more than 100 years of history where quality, visitor experience and fun are the name of the game.
The Tennis Club in Newport, RI boasts 13 grass courts, 1 clay court, and 6 hard courts (there are six indoor courts).

The Tennis Club’s indoor tennis season runs annually from October through May and the outdoor lawn season runs annually from May through September. 

The Pro Shop is open daily and is the “only one in town.” 

We offer best in class benefits – really.
4% no-match-required 403-B (Currently)
Excellent health care with heavy employer contribution and low deductibles
Company paid life insurance, with additional buy ins available
Comp-time and flexible schedule
PTO includes up to 4 weeks of vacation, 12 holidays, 3 personal days, and 10 sick days, liberal bereavement, and other leaves of absences
Free use of the club gym, employee discounts, and free tickets to some events

The overall compensation package is highly competitive. In addition to the above benefits this position will receive hourly rates, percentage commissions, and additional club benefits.

Position Overview:
Under the direction of the Director of Tennis, the Staff Tennis Professional will help coordinate all tennis court activities, tournaments, special events and facility usage in accordance with company missions and goals. Assists in the management of all teaching and instructional functions of tennis operations; works with Staff Tennis Professionals in all tennis operations and programs including, but not limited to the following: timely and accurate record keeping, implementation of instruction for juniors and adults; clinic programming (instructional); social functions and events; participates in membership management, relations, and sales; coordinates court time reservations and sales; marketing for instructional programs (advertising and promotions); pro shop sales, communication and correspondence (internal and external) with members, staff, and club guests. The Staff Tennis Professional must demonstrate excellent judgement, great patience on- and off-court, and will embrace our ethos of customer service. 

Key Roles and Responsibilities:
Teaching – lessons and clinics 
Clinics – population and instruction
Events – assist with running social events and sanctioned tournaments
Member relations and retention 
Administrative and Pro Shop desk duties, including daily accounting and scheduling
Racquet stringing duties, as assigned by Master Racquet Technician 
Contribute toward the execution of the annual ATP Tour’s Infosys Hall of Fame Open in July – player services, clinics, sponsor activation, and kids’ day activities

Requirements & Preferred Skills:
College degree preferred, but not required
Minimum of professional teaching certification, USPTA Elite Professional-Level preferred
4 or more years of coaching experience
Tennis playing/coaching experience, college and/or professional playing experience preferred
Excellent technical and developmental teaching skills
Good instincts for consumer/customer relations
Strong business acumen and marketing
Organizational skills
Team-first mentality
Must be able to stand on feet and walk throughout day, with intermittent periods of rest
Must understand how to work with different student bases
Must be eligible to work in the United States as well as pass a background check

Location & Time Commitment:
Position is based in Newport, Rhode Island.
This a full-time, year-round position with full benefits.

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

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