Head Coach - The Avenue Lawn Tennis, Squash & Fitness Club

Closing Date: 18 Oct 2017

  • Level 4
  • Hampshire And Isle Of Wight
  • Accredited+
  • Full Time
  • Contact Employer
  • The Avenue Lawn Tennis, Squash & Fitness Club

Job description

This is a self-employed role residing at the Avenue. The head tennis coach will lead and deliver all coaching and competitions at the club with a focus on: 

  • Improving membership at the club and playing standards
  • Creating strong community links to grow our membership
  • Generating income for the club through coaching and competitions


  • To manage and lead a fit for purpose coaching team, ensuring all safeguards and training are in place.
  • To coordinate an outstanding coaching and competitions programme with club committees in line with LTA recommendations. 
  • To fully engage the members of the club to provide new opportunities for coaching where required.
  • Create an outstanding schools and community programme in the local area.
  • To provide individual coaching for all ages and ability.
  • Work with the LTA to encourage junior talent at the club.
  • To manage budgets and financial responsibilities related to tennis.
  • To plan and report on progress monthly to showcase growth in agreed areas of work.
  • To improve the playing standard at the club.
  • To source grant funding to benefit the club.
  • To attend meetings when required.
  • Improve the image and reputation of the club.
  • To recruit new members of all ages and abilities
  • To lead the delivery of open days and participation events.
  • Where possible to play competitively for the club teams.

Personal specification


  • Experience of working in a large club with paid staff and volunteers.
  • A track record of growing membership and players on programme to increase income to tennis clubs.
  • Experience of training and managing tennis coaches of all ages and standards. 
  • Experience of working with LTA and Tennis Foundation as well as Local Councils.
  • A proven track record of engaging with the community
  • Experience of coaching beginners to high performing team players.
  • Experience of using software packages and social media to improve the customer journey


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with people at all levels.
  • Ability to lead and motivate others to showcase role model behaviour.
  • Working to clear deadlines throughout the tennis seasons.
  • Computer literate in a variety of software packages.

 General and Special Knowledge

  • A good knowledge of the local area and Club tennis 
  • Existing relationship LTA 
  • Full driving licence

Venue overview

The Avenue is a welcoming family-friendly Tennis, Squash and Fitness Club founded in 1902. As a Community Amateur Sports Club membership is available to all without discrimination. Our Tennismark accredited club has approximately 1,000 members, 450 of whom play tennis. Our facilities include: 10 superb grass courts, 4 synthetic clay, 3 artificial grass, 3 squash courts, small gym, fully licenced bar and function room

For more information please visit http://www.avenueltsc.co.uk/

How to apply

If you require further details or to apply, please send your CV and covering letter to office@avenueltsc.co.uk.  


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