Legacy Youth Tennis and Education – High Performance Tennis Coach

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Legacy Youth Tennis and Education’s mission is to prepare youth for success through our inclusive community using tennis, education and character programming. Legacy is Philadelphia’s premier tennis center with its state of the art tennis facility that features 8 indoor and 8 outdoor courts. Legacy is looking for the right candidate that is able to coach and guide top sectional and national level players to the next level. Ideal candidates will possess a high-level playing background, show intensity on the court, have a desire to join a growing tennis center and be a positive role model with great character on and off the court. Legacy is a NJTL chapter and provides excellent opportunities for growth and advancement.     

Responsibilities 

  • Serve as an on-court tennis coach for Center-based clinics and camps of all levels
  • Lead assigned clinic(s) and camp(s):
  • Oversee coaching staff and manage on-court activities
  • Develop and circulate instructional plans for eight-week sessions 
  • Market and promote clinic to meet enrollment targets
  • Manage enrollment and update attendance rosters
  • Ensure lessons are being fully implemented and teaching is of high quality
  • Provide exceptional customer service to participants and families:
  • Ensure timely, effective and accurate communication with families
  • Field and address complaints in a professional manner
  • Work with Supervisor to resolve issues and conflicts
  • Develop and lead other initiatives such as holiday camps, trips and exchanges
  • Demonstrate the technical and tactical competencies and the proper progressions. Create a defined pathway for students to progress within their respective clinics, and from one clinic to the next
  • Implement and utilize the USTA Player Development and RTC philosophies in all programs
  • Maintain a presence at local tournaments where clinic participants compete
  • Participate in coaches meetings
  • Manage relationships with families
  • Submit weekly clinic lesson plans and Individual Development Plans for students of interest
  • Participate in other relevant meetings, trainings, professional development activities, and special events
  • Manage and ensure completion of player development plans for high-performance players
  • Come to work dressed neatly and professionally
  • Assist in promoting all Legacy special events
  • Assist with maintaining the tennis courts, equipment and common areas; assist in all ball and equipment changes
  • Identify opportunities to continuously improve the program, and incorporate feedback from your Supervisor

Required Skills and Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent; Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Four years of tennis coaching experience
  • Competitive tennis play a plus
  • Entrepreneurial and marketing instincts
  • Successful track record in program management
  • PTR or USPTA certification
  • Ability to be a role model for youth
  • High level of reliability, timeliness, energy and initiative
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to communicate in a clear and succinct manner
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to conceptualize and implement new program initiatives
  • Ability to manage fellow coaches
  • Ability to manage groups with varied abilities efficiently and effectively and to offer constructive feedback to participants
  • Well-developed capacity to work effectively in a dynamic team setting with a diverse group of passionate people

Please email resumes to:
[email protected]
[email protected]

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