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Job vacancy: GB National Tennis Academy Performance Coach



Salary: COMPETITIVE (plus benefits)


Tennis Scotland is seeking to recruit a Performance Coach for the GB National Tennis Academy (GB NTA). The GB NTA is part of the mission to build a world class player development pathway and make Great Britain one of the most respected nations in the world for player development.

The Performance Coach will report directly to the GB NTA Head Coach to support with planning, organisation, delivery and monitoring of a high performance tennis programme. The GB NTA is delivered in partnership with the sportscotland institute of sport, the University of Stirling and Dollar Academy.

The role will suit an ambitious world class coach who can help to support and further develop the GB NTA. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of success developing players from 13 years of age to tour level, with experience of delivering an inspirational pro-style, inter-disciplinary training environment. The candidate should hold the Senior Performance Coach (SPC) or overseas equivalent and be an LTA Accredited+ Coach or suitability to achieve this before starting the post.

Key functions:

  • Set exemplary standards to further develop the high performance training environment
  • Support the delivery of an inspirational pro-style interdisciplinary training programme
  • Lead GB NTA trips to competitions and training camps
  • A key member of the coaching team delivering the GB NTA performance programme
  • Adopt a clear coaching philosophy and methodology, optimising player development
  • Inspire coaches delivering tennis programmes at Stirling and the wider network.

This post, together with the considerable quality of life benefits of central Scotland, creates a unique opportunity for the right candidate who has the ambition to make a difference. Stirling is a historic city set amongst some picturesque surroundings. The University of Stirling’s idyllic setting is regularly described as one of the most beautiful in the world. The campus boasts some of the best facilities in the UK befitting of Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence as designated by Scottish Government.

For an informal, confidential discussion about this role please contact Jason Atkins, GB NTA Manager on 07957 959216 or Jason.Atkins@tennisscotland.org 

How to apply

To apply, please e-mail your CV and detailed covering letter summarising your suitability for the role to Jason.Atkins@tennisscotland.org or alternatively, please post your application in confidence to Human Resources, Tennis Scotland, Airthrey Castle, Hermitage Road, Stirling, FK9 4LA. Please also complete Tennis Scotland Equality Monitoring Survey which can be found here.

Tennis Scotland is committed to selecting staff solely on the basis of their ability to do the job for which they are being recruited and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 25 March 2022. Stage 1 interviews will be held online on 31 March and 1 April and stage 2  interviews will be held in Stirling on 14 and 15 April 2022.


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