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Head Tennis Coach

Job Title:
Head Tennis Coach
Neilson Beach Club
Travel Factors:
Seven months overseas
Reports to:
Tennis Co-Ordinator/Activity Manager
Direct Reports:
Tennis Coaches
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Job Role Summary:
Working for Neilson Active holidays is more than a job, it's a lifestyle! Spend the summer based in one of our beautiful Beachclub resorts where it's all about sharing your passion for the activities you love. You'll be working hard, but the work is fun and there's always plenty of time to play!
We are looking for motivated tennis professionals to represent and deliver our fantastic Neilson Tennis programme across all of our resorts. You'll lead a team to deliver a quality and fun tennis coaching programme to both adults and children of all abilities.
We have been working with Mark Petchey, ex-GB tennis player and Andy Murray's former coach, for many years to take our tennis programme to the next level. Together, we've designed a programme that will enable guests of all levels to come away from their holiday having gained plenty of additional confidence in their game.
With the support of Mark Petchey, our brilliant RPT World Tennis Professional Co-ordinators and also Adrian Rattenbury, The Head of the RPT, we provide all of our staff with the best Tennis Coach education/training in the business and could set you on a path to working literally anywhere in the world!
Our Tennis Programme includes:
Private (one-to-one) coaching
If a guest finds that their footwork is letting them down, they are able to book one-to-one coaching sessions that can help to iron out any little kinks in their game.

Premium tennis 
This option is for regular players who are looking for some intensive coaching. This session runs for two hours per day, over six days and is held in groups of up to eight.

Tennis for kids
It's possible for children as young as two years old to get an introduction to tennis within the childrens clubs. Our coaches host these sessions and include plenty of tennis-based games to keep the kids smiling.
Tennis weeks with Mark Petchey
Our guests can also hit a few balls with the man himself through joining up with our exclusive Mark Petchey tennis weeks.
We are always looking for friendly, energetic and approachable individuals to join our amazing team! People who can build rapport with ease and continue to give our guests confidence in the fact, that every element of their holiday is being delivered by people that care.
To join the Neilson Active Holidays team, you must be over the age of 18 and in order for us to acquire the necessary legal paperwork required to place you in an overseas position you must:
  • Hold a valid UK, EU, EEA or Swiss passport
  • Hold a UK National Insurance number
  • Currently be registered to a fixed address within England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
PLEASE NOTE: Regrettably, if you are currently registered to a fixed address in the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, it is not possible for us to obtain the necessary legal paperwork required to post you overseas at this time.
Key Responsibilities and Tasks:
  • Present a professional appearance and attitude at all times
  • Maintain an excellent standard of customer service, leading by example
  • Organise a tennis programme that caters for all adult and children guests, incorporating group coaching, free play, social tennis, and private lessons
  • Coordinate the preparation, organisation and delivery of a weekly tennis tournament
  • Promote the tennis programme and actively aim to increase participation
  • Ensure health and safety is to the highest standard both on and off the courts
  • Take personal responsibility for the maintenance, repair and security of Neilson equipment and the satisfactory appearance of Neilson sites to ensure the meeting of guest expectations
  • Ensure tennis supplies are well monitored and stocked, and inform the Manager promptly when orders are required
  • Lead a team to set up, pack up, and proactively provide assistance to all guests using the tennis equipment each day
  • To practically help with the setup and the pack down of the tennis centre and the resort either side of the season
  • Train any new and peak season coaches with the knowledge and skills to deliver the tennis programme
  • Help organize and host social events, deliver briefings and positively interact with guests at all times
  • Be prepared to move between different resorts according to operational needs of the business and to fulfil your contractual end date
  • Be flexible in your job role and willing to assist in all other duties, within reason, as requested by your manager according to training you have been given
Qualifications and Experience Required:
  • Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) Senior Coach qualification or equivalent
  • First Aid certificate that is valid for the duration of your contract – This should be a minimum 6-hour practical course providing a certificate that is valid in the workplace (A Paediatric First Aid course would be preferable, however, this is not essential)
  • Educated to GCSE standard
  • Experience coaching adults and children of all abilities
  • Experience managing a team
  • Previous customer service experience
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
  • Ability to deliver a very high level of fun, engaging, safe and informative tennis sessions
  • Extensive knowledge of mini tennis
  • In-depth knowledge of current tennis developments
  • Detailed knowledge of the LTA or equivalent tennis structure
  • Ability to effectively communicate with guests of all ages, management, and other staff
  • Ability to lead, motivate and train a team and maintain effective working relationships
Personal Qualities:
  • Approachable, welcoming, friendly, and enthusiastic
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexible
  • Punctual
  • Organised
  • Clean and tidy appearance