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National Tennis Academy Coach

Tennis Australia

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  • Brisbane Queensland Australia
  • Full Time, Contract/Temp
Closing 6 Apr 2020
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It is an exciting time for tennis in Australia and we have ambitious plans to continue to grow the game from grassroots through to high performance. To do this we are transforming how we deliver tennis, with the aim of offering more opportunities for more players and a greater role for personal coaches in identifying and developing Australia’s future talent.  We are now looking for a National Tennis Academy Coach to join the team and help us deliver on these plans.

Based in Brisbane and reporting to the National Tennis Academy Head Coach, you will be responsible for improving individual athlete performance for your assigned athletes in line with the National Tennis Academy philosophy.  You will be ‘on-court’ with the athlete and personally responsible for the athlete’s technical and tactical development.  Additionally, you will oversee the coordination of the physical, mental, nutritional, character and well-being elements of the player’s program, with support from the Athlete Services team and Dean of Students.

Coaches will be expected to be based in Brisbane and travel with players to camps and tours as required (likely to be 10-15 weeks per year).

This is a full time fixed term role for two years.
In this role you will:

  • Oversee all aspects of assigned player’s development
  • Set individual benchmarks for assigned athletes
  • Maintain standards of professionalism and excellence that reflect a high performance culture
  • Work with the Athlete Services team to ensure a holistic approach to the player’s development
  • Engage the Performance Science team to ensure optimal use of available technology, data and performance analysis
  • Develop assigned players competitions, tournaments, camps and tours schedule & support delivery as required
  • Support management of national standards and philosophies
  • Facilitate integration across the tennis business unit teams within Tennis Australia

 What you will bring to this role:

  • High Performance coaching qualifications or willingness to attain
  • Proven ability to develop and implement a high performance tennis program
  • Extensive experience coaching tennis at an elite national or international level
  • Past playing experience at the elite international level (preferred)
  • Ability to form professional relationships with athletes, parents and personnel
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate athletes to expected level of performance
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills both in one-on-one, group and public speaking  environments
  • Flexibility regarding work schedules and training hours
  • Alignment with the Tennis values of Excellence, Humility, Collaboration and Imagination
  • You must hold (or be willing to obtain) a current Police Check and Working with Children Check.

 What’s in it for you?

  • Career development with a range of formal education and on the job training opportunities
  • Tickets to the Australian Open / ATP Cup / AO Series Events
  • Superbox tickets to concerts and events at Rod Laver & Melbourne Arena
  • Monthly health & wellbeing activities through our Serving Your Health program
  • Gym access (either subsidized or inclusive depending on location)
  • New Balance work/training wear
  • Flexible working practices
  • A range of discounts from our sponsorship partners

Apply for this role

If you think you’re up to the challenge, we’d love to hear from you! For more information and a copy of the position description, please click here. Please submit your resume and cover letter via our online application system. Please note, only applications submitted through our system will be considered. 
Applications close Monday 6 April at 11:00pm (AEDT).

Tennis Australia is committed to providing a safe environment for all tennis participants, including children and young people. It is essential everyone involved with delivering tennis in Australia understands their responsibility in relation to child-safety.

At Tennis, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion and sexual orientation. Tennis encourages all suitable applicants to apply for this role

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