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Head of Adult Tennis & Performance

Atlantic Racquet Centre

Atlantic Racquet Centre, Devon
Min. Qualification:
Level 3
Min. Accreditation:
LTA Accredited
Job Type:
Full Time (21 hours or more a week)
£17,225 Annually
ARC Centre Ltd and ARC Tennis & Sports Club
Job posted on:
09 July, 2024
Closing date:
01 August, 2024

The Head of Adult & Performance Tennis is answerable to the General Manager and will be responsible for the day to day management of all Adult Tennis sessions and our newly re-branded ARC Youth Racquet 1 & 2 sessions aimed at higher level junior players.

The Head of Adult & Performance Tennis will work predominantly as an ‘on-court’ Tennis Coach delivering the majority of their hours across our adult & ARC Youth Racquet 1 & 2 sessions, as well as contributing to other parts of the programme including schools, disability and outreach sessions. They will also have a number of ‘off-court’ hours to be used for leading and overseeing the Adult Tennis and ARC Youth Racquet 1 & 2 programmes. The Head of Adult and Performance Tennis will work closely with our General Manager and Head of Junior and Community Tennis to maintain the already established high standards across the Tennis programme and crucially seek to grow the programme further in the coming years.

The Head of Adult and Performance Tennis will be required to report monthly to the General Manager, providing quantitative and qualitative data on the success and health of the programme.

The position will be a permanent employed role for 20 - 25 per week with the possibility to top up income with individual private lessons on a self-employed basis. Working days will be agreed with the applicant but will include some evening and weekend time.

Position type:Permanent, Employed

Salary:£27,500 full-time equivalent

Hours: 20 - 25 hours per week with some unsociable hours being required

Employer:ARC Centre Ltd and ARC Tennis & Sports Club

References:2 Referees will be required

DBS:Satisfactory DBS check will be required

Closing date:Friday 2nd August 2024

Interviews:Week commencing 5th August 2024

Start date:September 2024

ARC is a community racquet & fitness centre where everyone can exercise, socialise and learn together. The centre currently boasts over 1300 members regularly accessing our 10 tennis courts, 3 badminton courts, 2 table tennis tables, 2 squash courts and large functional fitness Gym. The final phase of the project is set for completion in 2025 and will a multi-sports hall and community Café.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced and confident Lead Tennis Coach with a genuine passion for growing Tennis in general and specifically the areas of Adult and Performance. They will be proficient in sports development and have the required skills to both retain existing and gain new players.

The essential requirements of the successful candidate:

•Level 3 LTA Accredited Tennis Coach or higher
•Experience of working in a busy tennis coaching programme and retaining players
•A strong communicator able to manage player, parent and coach relationships
•Computer literate and able to produce emails, marketing copy and web text
•Able to produce monthly reports
•Safeguarding Level 1

Additional skills:

•Experience of managing a small team of coaches
•Experience of managing/leading a busy tennis programme and retaining players
•A special interest in adult and/or performance tennis
•Level 4 or 5 Performance Coach Qualification

How to apply

How to apply:Covering letter + CV in email format to tom@atlanticracquetcentre.co.uk

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