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WANTED - A tennis coach(es) with many hats at Grantham Tennis Club

Grantham Tennis Club & Gym

Grantham Tennis Club & Gym, Lincolnshire
Min. Qualification:
Level 2
Min. Accreditation:
LTA Accredited
Job Type:
Full Time (21 hours or more a week)
See Job Description.
Grantham Tennis Club (Self Employed)
Job posted on:
02 July, 2024
Closing date:
29 July, 2024

GTC is growing!

Match our GTC Values:
Team - We are better together.
Inclusive - We welcome all.
Growth - We develop and grow.
Kind - We care to care.
Game - Yes we can.

> 15 hours of working with GTC Coaching could include:
> Term Coaching Programme - Beginner, Development, Competition and Performance.
> Schools and Nursery programme.
> New Parks coaching programme
> Disability Tennis
> Yearly Community Programme includes Walking Tennis, Feeling Good, Active 65s, Adult and Junior Drop-in Classes.
> Competition Programme
> 10 hours or more Individual lessons per week.

Pay: £15.00-£20.00 per hour delivering GTC Groups (experience dependant)
Coaches decide what to charge for their own individual lessons.

There will be a chance to shape, grow and build the programme.

Most coaching programme inside, some outside.

> Equipment Sponsorship through our GTC Shop.
> Work life balance a priority but willingness to work Sunday also essential as the willingness to maybe occasionally work a Saturday.
> Happy to travel to local schools, community groups etc.
> Available for GTC Events including LTA Festivals.
> Captain a GTC Team (Junior or Adult).

For coaches that are interested in management within a large tennis club, there may be the opportunity for an employed role alongside coaching. This would suit a sports management graduate or someone who has experience in managing a coaching programme or being responsible while working in the leisure industry. If interested, please make this clear in your supporting statement.

Successful applicants will be invited to a Face-to-Face and On-Court interview.

Location: Grantham, Lincolnshire. (1hr 10mins from London on the train, 40mins drive to Nottingham, 45mins Leicester).

> Only club to receive both LTA Club of the Year, LTA Disability Club of the Year and the Queen’s Honour Award for Voluntary Service.
> Outdoor Courts: 4 Astro 5 Artificial Clay 4 Mini Red Courts – All LED floodlit.
> Indoor Courts: 4 Acrylic courts with viewing gallery upstairs and downstairs.
> 4 Indoor Pickleball Courts.
> View to introduce 2 outdoor Padel Courts in 2025.
> Well equipped gym
> Cafe and Bar
> Well-equipped Tennis Shop and stringing service
> Aim to be almost carbon neutral by 2026.
> New Solar Panels imminent.
> EV Charging Points - 6 available.
> Art gallery.
> Multi-purpose meeting and event space
> 1,200 + members (growing weekly)
> Multiple Competing Teams in both Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Leagues.
> Women’s National League Team in East Midlands National Division
> Partnership with Lincolnshire Tennis and LTA Coach Lab.

The Team

> Coaching team - 8 Tennis Coaches (LTA Level 2 Instructor - Level 5 Club Coach)
> Level 1 Coaching Assistants and Tennis Leader Team
> Three LTA Referees / Court Supervisors
> Two Pickleball Coaches
> 41 Staff members and Management Team
> Modern Tennis Club Committee, President and Vice-presidents
> Charity Trustees
> External Accountant, HR, IT and H&S consultants
> Lots of lovely Volunteers, parents and family members

But we are still a tennis club not a tennis centre.

> Loves being a tennis coach
> Excited and knowledgeable about tennis, coaching and making a difference
> A sunny personality with a sense of humor
> Ability to forge good close working relationships with the team, parents, schools and community groups
> Enjoys working as part of a team
> Adaptable and Reliable, 'can do' attitude.
> Professional face to face communication
> Excellent interpersonnel and communication skills with an ability to problem solve
> Self-motivated and able to motivate others
> Positive and open-minded
> Happy to take responsibility for own actions
> Is a do-er not talker
> Always wanting to improve self and others
> Passionate to inspire and engage.
> Embraces challenges
> Enjoys and understands working with both children and adults.
> Ability to run appropriate sessions, with the right balance of focus and fun.
> Computer literate – Word, Excel, PowerPoint and social media – Training can be given.
> And did we say loves being a tennis coach

Minimum LTA Accredited Instructor or higher qualification.
First Aid, Safeguarding and DBS Certification.

In return you will get a birthday cake every year and a great place to work, grow and play.

How to apply

We are looking for a tennis coach / tennis coaches who love tennis coaching with a can-do approach to come to join our team to inspire our 1200 strong membership and even more non-members in their tennis journey. We will be hiring based on attitude and positive mindset rather than qualification.

If you do not fully fit the person specification or cannot commit to full-time but you think that GTC is a Club where you would like to be a part of, please contact us and have a conversation. We are looking for the right person / people to join us.

If you would love to join our team and think you are the right fit, follow this link to fill in our online application form.

If the link doesn’t work, email manager@granthamtennisclub.co.uk and we will send it directly to you.

If you wish to discuss the role, email Sarah Patton on the above email.

Please submit your completed application by 9am Monday 29th July 2024.

Interviews will take place week commencing 5th August but if you aren’t available that week, make sure you have made it clear in your application.

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