Nov 02, 2022

Assistant Tennis Professional for Junior Programs (Tennis Pro)

  • Indiana University
  • Bloomington, IN, United States

Job Description

Department

TENNIS CENTER (BA-TENN-IUBLA)

Department Information

The IU Recreational Sports Tennis Center is an auxiliary unit housed within Campus Recreational Sports with nearly 1,000 members and 380 participants in junior and adult programming. This 48,000 sq ft facility is the only indoor tennis facility within a 50-mile radius and features 8 indoor hard-surface tennis courts with balcony seating, PlaySight courts, lobby lounge, fitness area, and men's and women's locker rooms. Known for top-notch caliber tennis professionals and high-quality programming currently led by a USPTA certified Master Head Tennis Professional, the Tennis Center features an active junior and adult program including instructional clinics, Cardio Tennis, tournaments, travel teams and informal play. For more information, please visit our web site here.

Join Indiana University's comprehensive recreational sports program. Our mission is to connect, inform, and inspire people to lead an active, healthy lifestyle. We serve over 36,000 students, faculty, staff, and public participants annually. Our programs utilize two multi-purpose facilities (housing over 500,000 square feet of activity space), three indoor pools, an outdoor pool complex, an indoor tennis center and numerous outdoor activity spaces. Our team consists of forty-six appointed staff members, fourteen program assistants, and over 1,000 hourly wage staff members.

Philosophy: Our organization fosters a team focused, collaborative work environment that emphasizes strong business practices, operational excellence and participant development. Our organization is committed to a student development philosophy that encourages student involvement in decision-making and leadership. A related hallmark is contribution to the professional preparation of recreational sport and fitness professionals. We provide opportunities for personal and professional growth in a fun and exciting environment.

Job Summary

Department-Specific Responsibilities:

The primary role of this position is to provide instruction to junior tennis players through individual lessons and group clinics. The Assistant Tennis Professional implements the instructional plans designed by the Head Tennis professional with the involvement of the Assistant Professionals.
  • Provides on court instruction, lesson planning, communication with players and their parents, court set-up, and evaluation of player performance.
  • Provides a quality instructional experience to ensure retention of current juniors and recruitment of new players.
  • Meets instructional goals established for number of lessons and clinics as well as revenue levels.
  • The Assistant Tennis Professional will also assist in recruiting, developing and building a member base for private and semi-private instruction.
  • Assists Head Tennis Professional in the maintaining of highly professional instruction programs for the membership and general public. Tennis Professionals are assured a base salary and commission on lessons.
General Responsibilities:
  • Provides on court tennis instruction; evaluates player performance.
  • Designs, implements, and evaluates instructional plans.
  • Assists with hiring, instructing, evaluating, and mentoring of the temporary tennis lessons staff.
  • Plans, markets, organizes, and directs tennis tournaments, tennis programs, and traveling teams.
  • Participates in administrative tasks such as reporting, evaluations, budgeting, and programming.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

Required
  • Bachelor's degree.
WORK EXPERIENCE

Required
  • 2 years of teaching experience.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES

Required
  • USPTA Certification (Professional) upon hire.
SKILLS

Required
  • Proficient communication skills.
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
  • Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty.
Preferred
  • 4.5 National Tennis Rating.
  • Knowledge of tournament management software.

Working Conditions / Demands

This position requires work on both indoor and outdoor tennis courts. This position requires both sedentary work and long durations of movement about the workspace. It requires the ability to move and transport objects and equipment weighing up to 25 pounds. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential tasks with or without an accommodation.

Job Classification

Career Level: Core

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Athletic Affairs

Job Family: Recreational Sports

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