Junior Tennis Champions Center – Full-Time Junior Performance Development Coach


Full-Time Junior Performance Development Coach is a combined salaried and hourly position with benefits. The position is designed to fulfill the needs of JTCC’s junior programs. The Full Time Junior Performance Development Coach will:

  • Organize and implement high quality lessons, clinics, and camps.
  • Teach on court in different types of programming with a focus on the Junior Pathway.
  • Track the record of success in growing participation in youth sports programs.
  • Work with the Director of Tennis and Future Champs Manger to identify areas of growth, options for increased revenue or issues that need resolution.

About Our Company:

JTCC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides tennis programs for all ages and abilities in the Washington, D.C. region. Through its programs based in College Park, Maryland, student-athletes learn valuable life skills and train with the goal of achieving a college tennis
scholarship. JTCC’s community impact initiatives provide adaptive tennis programs at their facility which include Wheelchair, Special Olympics, and Veteran programs, as well as free tennis instruction and academic enrichment for youth in underserved areas of DC and Prince George’s County. JTCC also offers a fully developed adult tennis pathway that includes a unique beginner program designed to grow the base of the sport. Together, these high performing programs support JTCC’s goal of transforming lives through tennis.

JTCC School emphasizes academic excellence and character development for its students and has utilized the Laurel Springs School online curriculum for over 18 years. Laurel Springs’ collegiate track is accredited by the NCAA and provides students with the flexibility required to
train and compete at the highest levels of junior tennis while ensuring that everyone who graduates is fully prepared for college. JTCC graduates are ready for the demands of playing top collegiate tennis while pursuing their education at a wide range of leading colleges and
universities across the United States.

JTCC underscores its commitment to growing the sport of tennis through its community outreach programs by providing free tennis instruction to underserved youth, military veterans, Special Olympians, and adaptive athletes. This important initiative promotes health and wellness and encourages personal growth through sportsmanship, competitive spirit, independence, and teamwork-opening doors to future success. With a unique mentorship model in place, JTCC’s players and coaches commit to community-centric mentoring each year to both maintain and strengthen the bonds and friendships between the organization and its special communities.

A milestone in its impressive history, in 2008, JTCC was selected by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) as the first Regional Training Center, and subsequently named the USTA Developmental Program of the Year in 2013 and 2017. JTCC won the “USTA Outstanding
Facility 2022” award. Additionally, in its 23-year history, three JTCC coaches have been named USTA Development Coach of the Year, the most of any training center or club in the nation. JTCC President Vesa Ponkka, Senior Director of Player Development Ali Agnamba and
former JTCC coach Frank Salazar won the award.

In 2009, JTCC launched its Neighborhood Youth Outreach (NYO) program to introduce tennis to local youth through onsite instruction in underserved communities. Since its inception, the NYO program has reached over 7,000 youth.


  • This position is designed as “on-site” and requires employees to be at the office on site to complete tasks associated with the position.
  • Expected to teach roughly 35 hours per week, 15-20 of which would be Junior Development.
  • Establish a fun, energetic and engaged on court experience for all players.
  • Teach clinics, group lessons, private lessons, and assist with any program events as needed.
  • Ensure smooth operations through equipment set-up, clean up, taking attendance and delivery of reports to the Future Champs Manager.
  • Evaluate players for moving along the JTCC pathway.
  • Assist with planning and execution of tennis events as needed.
  • Teach camps; includes summer, winter, and special holiday camps.
  • Participate in adaptive, outreach and adult programs.
  • Assist with promotion of programs.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director.


  • Available to work a full schedule year-round, including nights and weekends.
  • PTR, USPTA or ITF Certified (or willing to become and maintain either certification).
  • Safe Play approved (or willing to become and maintain approved status).
  • Positive, encouraging, dynamic, organized, highly motivated, prompt, entrepreneurial and enthusiastic.
  • Comfortable working with 6-8 players in a group clinic format.
  • Able to deliver information clearly, concisely, and timely.
  • A customer service attitude and passionate about introducing the sport of tennis to young kids.
  • Willing to align with the JTCC Teaching Philosophy.
  • Willing to participate in outreach and adaptive programs.
  • Ability to attract clients and build a teaching portfolio with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Attend professional development trainings and meetings.
  • Able to start something new and grow an existing program.
  • Have access to a car and or willing to drive the company’s 12 passenger van.


  • Prior experience in R-O-G-Y tennis methodologies, preferred.
  • Tennis coaching two years, preferred.
  • Strong playing skills, 4.0+ NTRP or 1-10 WTN and or former collegiate play.
  • Majors in kinesiology, sports management, psychology, business, education, and hospitality that lend themselves well to coaching and mentoring.

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable — more reliable than spontaneous
  • People-oriented — enjoys interacting with kids and working on group projects
  • Adaptable/flexible — enjoy doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Detail-oriented — would rather focus on the details of work

Full-time coaches are eligible to receive a competitive compensation package and benefit plan including group health, dental, life, vision, prescription drug program, short/long term disability, matching 401k, professional development account, and a complimentary club membership with discounts, PTO and sick leave.

Job Type: Full-time

Total Compensation Range: $57,500 – $65,000 per year based on level of experience and qualifications.

Questions? Email Director of Tennis, Tyler Delaney at tdelaney@jtcc.org or visit the website at: https://www.jtcc.org/.

Submission: Send a cover letter and resume to Tyler Delaney, tdelaney@jtcc.org.

JTCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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