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Head of Coach Development - Performance

Tennis Australia

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  • Melbourne Victoria Australia
  • Full Time
Closing 31 May 2020
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It is an exciting time for Tennis in Australia and Tennis Australia (TA) has ambitious plans to continue to grow the game from grassroots through to high performance.  To do this TA are transforming how they deliver tennis, with the aim of offering more opportunities for more players and a greater role for personal / professional coaches in identifying and developing our future talent.

TA are now looking for a Head of Coach Development - Performance to join the team and help them deliver on these plans. This is a national strategic role tasked with elevating the standard of Performance Coaching in Australia.

Position Purpose

Reporting to the Player Development Lead and sitting on the Performance Leadership Team, this role will be responsible for the design, delivery and implementation of the professional development program (including establishing a national curriculum) for Australian performance coaches.

The Head of Coach Development - Perforamance will keep abreast of world-leading coaching trends and learning practices across tennis and other sports.  They will update the curriculum and disseminate this information through structured programs and courses to the entire Australian Performance coaching network, leading a collegiate approach to World’s Best Practice Coaching across the entire tennis ecosystem.

Additionally they will contribute to the broader knowledge of performance coaching for all Australian tennis coaches; and act as a trusted sounding board for the National Tennis Academy Head Coach and National Development Squad Coaches that operate across Australia.

Role Responsibilities

  • Develop, deliver and refine the professional development program for Australian performance coaches.
  • Ensure Tennis Australia is utilizing world-leading coaching trends and learning practises. Creating a common philosophy and positive learning culture amongst all performance coaches.
  • A strong working relationship with National Tennis Academy and National Development Squad Coaches to information share, problem solve and swap coaching ideas and philosophies
  • Use evidence-based coaching and learning strategies to inform world’s best practices in the National Tennis Academy, National Development and Zone Squads
  • Utilise performance analysis tools and techniques to support coaching and learning strategies
  • Assist in the development of the Tennis Australia Long Term Athlete Development Plan
  • Ensure an integrated approach to Performance coaching
  • Champion national standards and philosophy.
  • Work closely with Head of Coach Development - Participation to ensure consistency in coaching curriculum across coach pathway


  • The role will demand exceptional communication and stakeholder management skills. This is a holistic coaching and education role. Required background will include;
  • Sound knowledge of Performance tennis coaching (national & international) and learning practices
  • Demonstrated experience in education & training in High Performance environments
  • Ability to build professional and trusted relationships with both key internal and external stakeholders
  • Proven knowledge of all aspects of player development (technical, tactical, physical and mental)
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Coaching qualification - High Performance (preferred)
  • TA coach member or willingness to become a TA coach member (essential)
  • Tertiary qualification in physical education, sport science, human movement (preferred)
  • Preparedness to be flexible with respect to working hours and be willing to travel nationally and internationally.
  • 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
  • Access 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
  • The opportunity to shape the future of Australian tennis coaching

Essential Requirements

  • National Police Check
  • Working with children check
  • TA coach member or willingness to become a TA coach member

Desirable Criteria

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If you think you’re up to the challenge, we’d love to hear from you! 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 Sunday 31st May at 11:00pm (AEST).

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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