Director of Racquets

Rolling Hills Country Club (“RHCC”) is seeking an experienced tennis, pickle, and paddle professional to lead our club as the new Director of Racquets. This is a rare opportunity to join a world-class private club with a vibrant and active membership. Potential candidates will be among the best in the racquet sports industry and possess the appropriate combination of on-court and off-court skills, leadership, vision, and personality to drive our program to the next level. The expectation is that the quality and consistency of the racquet programs and membership experience will rival those of the very best clubs both in the area and across the country. The role will be based in Wilton, Connecticut, a charming town in Fairfield County (approximately 50 miles North of NYC) KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Leadership and Events: ● As a visible and engaging leader, provide an exceptional member experience for all levels of tennis, pickle, and paddle players. Assure a consistent, efficient, and seamless daily operation of entire racquets program while providing members and guests with an engaging and inclusive environment ● Create the best event programming, competitive and recreational racquets experience for our Ladies, Mens and Junior Members. The director will serve as an ambassador for our racquets community. ● The creative and innovative leader will be responsible for the planning and execution of new and existing racquets events ● Work closely with the General Manager and racquets committee members to promote the participation and attendance at tennis and paddle events in a proactive manner. Lessons, Clinics, Teams, and Camps ● The Director of Racquets will have responsibility for all tennis, pickle and paddle operations including lessons, clinics, junior camps andinterclub league teams for Mens, Ladies and Juniors. Comfort and enthusiasm working with all levels of racquet players is critical for individual, group and camp settings. ● Establish an annual calendar for all racquet sports for key repeating events which will be supplemented by new, pop-up events in season to fill the calendar and meet the needs of racquet sports players at all levels. ● Provide organizational and structural support for team tennis practices and matches. The Director of Racquets shall evaluate the level of each participant and work with the team captains to set match line ups. ● Coordinate camps and junior summer activities with the golf program professionals to maximize use of the club and provide a fun experience for the kids. ● Commercial and Business ● The Director of Racquets will be required to work with club’s accounting team to process in a timely manner all member billings for lessons, clinics, events and any other revenue generating activities. ● Utilize the club’s website and registration system to advertise events via emails/text in advance and encourage members to sign up online for all events. ● The Director of Racquets will be responsible for recruiting, training, scheduling, mentoring and evaluating the racquets staff. The ability to bring in seasonal staff that provides stability year over year is critical. ● Instill and mentor a consistent on-court teaching methodology with professional staff. Task delegation to administrative personnel to ensure smooth operations. ● Manage the Tennis Shop including purchasing/stocking the shop with essential apparel items and equipment (racquets, shoes, bags) every season for tennis, pickle and paddle. Cleanly displaying items in the shop to create an enjoyable shopping experience for the membership. Advertising new merchandise to the club membership and running promotional programs. ● Work closely with the Facilities Director and Grounds Superintendent to maintain the tennis and paddle facilities standards for appearance, cleanliness, functionality and safety. IDEAL EXPERIENCE AND PREFERENCES ● Five-year minimum experience as a Head Tennis and Paddle Professional or Assistant Tennis and Paddle Professional (private country club experience preferred) ● A career path marked with stability and professional achievement ● USPTA, CPR, First Aid and AED certifications ● Bachelor degree in Sports Management or related program is preferred ● Ability to work irregular hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays ● Exemplary communication (both written and spoken) and interpersonal skills coupled with the ability to work with all committees. ● The candidate must possess a proven ability to attract, hire, develop and lead a high performing team of racquets professionals for tennis, pickle and paddle. ● Possess high energy and genuine desire to interact actively with the membership on a professional and hospitable level ● Has the entrepreneurial spirit to create new programs and respect what currently works at the club ● Be a strong “consensus builder,” and have effective skills to reconcile differences and inspire solutions for a better operation and member experience. ● Member focused, dedicated and delighted to meet the expectations and requirements of the club members and their guests Please email cover letter and resume to Steven Revelant, General Manager srevelant@rhcconline.com or mail to Rolling Hills Country Club, 333 Hurlbutt Street, Wilton, CT 06897.

Job Summary

Rolling Hills Country Club

Organization

Connecticut

State

Wilton CT

City

2022-09-16

Starting Date

$70,000 base

Compensation

10/01/2022

Application Deadline Date

www.rhcconline.com

Organization Website

Steven Revelant

Contact Name

2037624601

Contact Phone #

srevelant@rhcconline.com

Contact Email

All applicants must be US citizens to work in the US.

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