This is a self-employed position.
As a Lead Tennis Coach, you will be responsible for coaching a group of children of similar ages at an introductory level.
You will have a group of 8-10 children of similar ages to coach tennis on all technical and tactical fundamentals of the game, whilst using a games-based approach to make sure they have lots of fun!
You will potentially have assistant coaches working with you, who you will be responsible for ensuring their class of children runs smoothly and giving advice, support and feedback to.
You will be developing agility, balance and coordination; getting the children to learn forehand, backhand, volleys, serving and smashes. The aim for younger children is to develop their skills to rally and for older children to learn how to play matches.
Key responsibilities include:
•Bringing energy and enthusiasm to every session.
•Being professional in your interactions with children, parents, colleagues and schools.
•Being on time for all sessions
•Safeguarding of the children
•Assisting with the safe set up and packing away of equipment, ensuring all equipment is stored safely.
•Teaching relevant skills, progressions and techniques
•Talking with parents about the progress of their children, when necessary
•Making sure health and safety procedures are being followed
•Being familiar with and following all club policies and procedures.
Term time sessions are for after school classes in local schools and at our club programmes between 3.30 – 5.30pm and on Saturday mornings.
Holiday Camps run in the school holidays Monday to Friday 9.45am to 4.15pm.
England Sports Group works with over 70 schools across Middlesex and Surrey, with a variety of sports such as tennis, netball, football, rugby, and gymnastics.
We currently coach over 2,000 children a week and we want to release the potential in all of the children we teach.
Tennis England is a sister organisation of ESG, and provides the complete tennis programme for children; tennis in schools, club group and individual tennis lessons, high performance training, tennis scholarships, LTA tennis tournaments throughout the year and international tennis holidays. Our clubs include Bushy Park Tennis Club (https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/bushyparktennis) and Imber Court Sports Club.
Must be 18 years old minimum
DBS Checked – this can be done through us
Reliable and punctual
Great class management
Highly personal with great communication skills
Enjoys working with children
You must be eligible to work in the UK
You must be able to speak English fluently
You must be currently living within a 40 minute commutable distance of this position.