Posted 07/22/22

Hall of Fame Tennis Club

 

SENIOR STAFF TENNIS PROFESSIONAL

HALL OF FAME TENNIS CLUB,

NEWPORT, RI

Job Description 

           Job Title:  Senior Staff Teaching Professional 

What Makes this Position Different than Other Tennis Clubs 

  • Great people working in an amazing global non-profit organization with more than 100 years of history where quality, visitor experience and fun are the name of the game. 

  • The Hall of Fame Tennis Club in Newport, RI boasts 13 grass courts, 1 clay court, and 6 hard courts (there are six indoor courts).   

  • The Hall of Fame Tennis Club’s indoor tennis season runs annually from October through May and the outdoor lawn season runs annually from May through September.   

  • The Pro Shop is open daily and is the “only one in town.”   

  • The sport’s greatest champions, innovators, and contributors - 257 Hall of Famers in all – are honored at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and the Museum is a leading tourist attraction.   

  • We offer BEST in class benefits – REALLY. 

Including:  

- 4% no-match-required 403-B (Currently) 

- Excellent health care with heavy employer contribution and low deductibles 

- Company paid life insurance, with additional buy ins available  

- Comp-time and flexible Schedule 

- PTO includes up to 4 weeks of vacation, 12 holidays, 3 personal days, and 10 sick days, liberal bereavement, and other leaves of       absences 

- Free use of the club gym, employee discounts, and free tickets to some events 

- The overall compensation package is highly competitive.  In addition to the above benefits this position will receive hourly rates,   percentage commissions, and additional club benefits 

 

Position Overview 

Under the direction of the Director of Tennis, the Staff Tennis Professional will help coordinate all tennis court activities, tournaments, special events and facility usage in accordance with company missions and goals. Assists in the management of all teaching and instructional functions of tennis operations; works with Staff Tennis Professionals in all tennis operations and programs including, but not limited to the following: timely and accurate record keeping, implementation of instruction for juniors and adults; clinic programming (instructional); social functions and events; participates in membership management, relations, and sales; coordinates court time reservations and sales; marketing for instructional programs (advertising and promotions); pro shop sales, communication and correspondence (internal and external) with members, staff, and club guests. The Staff Tennis Professional must demonstrate excellent judgement, great patience on- and off-court, and will embrace our ethos of customer service. 

 

Key Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Teaching - lessons and clinics  

  • Clinics - population and instruction 

  • Events - assist with running social events and sanctioned tournaments 

  • Member relations and retention  

  • Administrative and Pro Shop Desk Duties, including daily accounting and scheduling 

  • Racquet stringing duties, as assigned by Master Racquet Technician  

  • Contribute toward the execution of the annual ATP Tour’s Infosys Hall of Fame Open in July - player services, clinics, sponsor activation, and kids’ day activities 

 

Requirements & Preferred Skills 

  • College degree preferred, but not required 

  • Minimum of professional teaching certification, USPTA Elite Professional-Level preferred 

  • 4 or more years of coaching experience 

  • Tennis playing/coaching experience, college and/or professional playing experience preferred 

  • Excellent technical and developmental teaching skills 

  • Good instincts for consumer/customer relations 

  • Strong business acumen and marketing  

  • Organizational skills 

  • Team-first mentality 

  • Must be able to stand on feet and walk throughout day, with intermittent periods of rest 

  • Must understand how to work with different student bases 

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States as well as pass a background check 

 

Location & Time Commitmen

  • Position is based at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island. 

  • This a full-time, year-round position with full benefits 

About the International Tennis Hall of Fame 

Our Mission 
The International Tennis Hall of Fame preserves and promotes the history of tennis and celebrates its champions, thereby serving as a vital partner in the growth of tennis globally. 

The ITHF is a non-profit organization located in Newport, Rhode Island. It is a dynamic organization comprised of diverse business operations to support that overall mission.  

  • The Museum at the ITHF chronicles the history of tennis and the stories of its greatest champions through an extraordinary collection and interactive exhibits.  

  • The Hall of Fame Tennis Club is a year-round tennis facility offering junior and adult programming on three surfaces – grass, hard courts, and clay.  

  • Annually in July, the International Tennis Hall of Fame hosts the Infosys Hall of Fame Open, an ATP Tour event. The tournament is hosted in conjunction with Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend when the ultimate honor in tennis is presented. 

 

Application Process