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Sherborne Tennis Club, and other associated venues in and around Sherborne, Dorset

Sherborne Tennis Club, and other associated venues in and around Sherborne, Dorset, Dorset
Min. Qualification:
Level 2
Min. Accreditation:
LTA Accredited
Job Type:
Full Time (21 hours or more a week)
Contact Employer
Self Employed
Job posted on:
09 June, 2022
Closing date:
16 July, 2022

Sherborne Tennis Coaching is looking to appoint a professional and motivated coach to assist with an increasing demand for tennis coaching in this area.

The ideal candidate will be independent and flexible and may be required to work any hours between Monday-Friday (8am-9pm) and Saturday (9-1pm).

Personal administration, registration and record-keeping are required for all groups/lessons taught and players attending; coaches also working in schools may also be asked to write a short report for parents at the end of each term. These activities form part of the expected level of professionalism accompanying the job and coaches should be willing and punctual in their preparation of these.

Sherborne Tennis Coaching provides professional tennis coaches to Sherborne Tennis Club and Queen Camel Tennis Club as well as several leading independent schools in the area (Sherborne Girls School, Sherborne Prep, Leweston School) and has strong links with a number of primary schools in the area. We provide term-time coaching to over 250 players in the independent school settings and have a strong primary outreach programme covering 10 local primary schools.


Our popular Summer and Easter Holiday programme draws in over 200 players each season and we are excited to be offering a residential tennis coaching programme for the first time this year. Coaches are also able to build up a portfolio of private clients in addition to this.

Sherborne Tennis Club is a well-known venue in Dorset, boasting 8 floodlit tennis courts (4 artificial clay, 4 hard court) and 2 bespoke permanent mini tennis courts (one indoor). The club is well-known in Dorset, with a membership of over 400 and teams playing in several local competitive leagues as well as hosting regular LTA-sanctioned tournaments and internal competitive playing opportunities.

The successful candidate(s) will be an independent and pro-active coach with experience working with players from all backgrounds, abilities and ages. Experience leading groups for recreational/social tennis as well as performance players would be an advantage, as would working with players progressing through the LTA mini tennis stages (blue/red/orange/green) and on to Junior and Senior level tennis.

Ideally qualified at LTA level 2 and above, applications from strong Level 1 Assistants with ambition to become Level 2 Instructors in the near future would be supported.
The ideal candidate is able to work alone and in a team, and should also have excellent written and verbal communication skills, both with peers, players, parents and outside institutions. A high degree of professionalism and presentation is required of all coaches.

NB: All applicants must already have the right to work in the UK, no sponsorship can be provided. All applicants invited to interview will be expected to produce evidence of their right to work, as well as proof of identity, relevant certification (first Aid certificate and proof of qualifications) and DBS clearance as appropriate.

How to apply

Please send a full CV with detailed coaching experience/history and all gaps in employment accounted for along with a one-page letter of application, detailing your interest in the post, relevant experience and what you can bring to the team. Please also include a sample lesson plan for a player you are currently coaching.

Applicants invited for interview will also be asked to deliver a short observed lesson for which details will be provided in advance.