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Boys Head Coach - Loughborough University National Tennis Academy

Loughborough University Tennis Centre

Loughborough University Tennis Centre, Leicestershire
Min. Qualification:
Level 5
Min. Accreditation:
LTA Accredited+
Job Type:
Full Time (21 hours or more a week)
Loughborough University
Job posted on:
15 May, 2024
Closing date:
03 June, 2024

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and implementation of a world-class and transformative player development programme, to produce male players who upon departing the LUNTA meet the Pro Scholarship Programme (PSP) selection criteria and have potential to be inside the men’s top 100-ranked players, by nurturing the player, performer and person.


This role will form part of the LUNTA Senior Management Team (SMT). The Boys Head Coach will work with the Academy Manager, Girls Head Coach, Head of Performance Support and Head of Education and Player Wellbeing to drive the vision, philosophies, and desired behaviours of the Academy whilst leading and mentoring players, staff and parents.


The Boys Head Coach will provide leadership to the Boys Coaching Team consisting of Academy Coaches and training partners, ensuring impactful coaching quality and appropriate training and competition provision for optimal player development.


The Boys Head Coach will be expected to act as Coaching Lead on a small number of players, which will require significant on-court presence, travel to tournaments with relevant players, and leading assigned player development.


Please refer to the full job description for a comprehensive outline of roles and responsibilities.

Loughborough University National Tennis Academy (LUNTA) is a transformational environment for elite junior international tennis players and forms part of the Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) Player Pathway, targeted at developing a greater number of professional players inside the senior top 100 in both the Men’s and Women’s game. The individualized, pro-style, interdisciplinary training environment tailored specifically to prepare players for the demands of professional tennis supports players between the ages of 14-18 years old (as young as 11 in exceptional circumstances).


Our philosophy is centred around providing accelerated progress and where whole chapters of development can be turned, as well as pages. Our mission is to develop Great People, Great Performers and Great Tennis Players, through high player-care and valuing the pursuit of excellence. We are a National Tennis Academy aimed at taking players on their journey to the top of U18 International Tennis and supporting their progress beyond through a quality academic experience, coaching excellence, leading performance support and unrivalled training and competition programmes.

  • Proven track record, credibility and significant experience in developing tennis players aged 14+ to successful careers at tour level, particularly boys. 
  • Significant experience within a high-performance Academy/programme with successful outcomes evidenced.
  • Experience of line-managing, mentoring and supporting coaches on their journey.
  • Proven high performance tennis coaching ability and reputation amongst elite tennis players, tennis coaches and practitioners.
  • Proven track record and significant experience of leading an interdisciplinary team of coaches and practitioners to review players development, establishing and implementing individual development plans (IDPs).
  • A proven track record of effective implementation of tracking and monitoring processes, with subsequent successful impact to player’s short-, medium- and long-term player development plans.
  • Significant experience of analysing the demands of pro tour and junior international tennis and defining and implementing a player development plan to support the transition from junior to senior tennis.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills that can motivate behavioural change to have a positive impact on performance.
  • Ability to multi-task in an open-plan office environment and on the road, and work within a fast-paced, driven environment.
  • Growth-mindset – a candidate that is looking to develop a career in performance sport/performance operations, and willing to learn.
  • A great team player – a candidate who enjoys and is comfortable in working with multiple stakeholders.

How to apply

Informal enquiries should be made to Nathan Miller, Academy Manager, at n.miller@lboro.ac.uk.


Applications to be made via the link - https://vacancies.lboro.ac.uk/tlive_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID=192971VDPt&WVID=5913100PrZ


Applications close on Monday 3rd June 2024.

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