Performs responsible professional work planning, organizing, and scheduling a variety of specialized tennis programs and activities. Provide quality tennis instruction and services.
Work also involves operating within budgetary restraints; developing and promoting customer services programs and learning environments.
Work is performed under the general supervision of the Tennis Park Supervisor, and/or The Head Tennis Professional, and/or The Junior Tennis Developmental Specialist, and/or The Tennis Programs Specialist.
Tennis Professional III’s are compensated two ways, an administrative rate and a monthly on court compensation. (Admin rate range is $7.25 – 11.50, On-Court rate range is $18-35)
Teach programs and lessons as assigned by supervisor;
Encourage patrons to utilize the Cary Tennis Park Pro Shop;
Promote the Cary Tennis Park Annual Pass;
Assist with distribution and collection of program evaluation forms;
Manage day to day operations of assigned tennis programs (i.e. Academy, Ladders, Leagues, etc.);
Complete individualized participant evaluation forms and distribute to program participants;
Conduct individual participant skill evaluations as assigned supervisor;
Develop private lesson clientele;
Maintain up to date lesson confirmation on Salesforce and court requesting;
Develop short and long term goals with Academy students and review on a regular basis;
Ensure patrons know what the next step is in their tennis progression;
Promote all Cary Tennis Park programs and offerings to patrons;
Assist with Cary Tennis Park tournaments/events as assigned by supervisor;
Prior to each session, check class lists for assigned classes to ensure appropriate staffing levels have been assigned. Ensure patrons are contacted at least one day in advance if class will not be held due to lack of enrollment;
Serve as tournament director or assistant tournament director for USTA sanctioned tournaments as assigned by supervisor;
Plan and implement local Cary Tennis Park tournaments and events as assigned by supervisor;
Develop knowledge and understanding of NC, Southern and National junior tournaments and point systems;
Assist with court maintenance items, including, but not limited to, light windscreen maintenance, net maintenance checks and replacement, and scorekeeper repair and replacement;
Assist with maintaining neat and orderly storage spaces. To include, straightening, organizing and cleaning designated storage areas quarterly, additionally if necessary or as directed by supervisor;
Organize, plan and implement adult socials and other special events.
Performs other job-related tasks as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Comprehensive knowledge of tennis skills, rules and strategies and some knowledge of other sports; knowledge of modern principles and practices of recreation and physical education; knowledge of business administration and practices in planning and researching programs, clinics and tournaments; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Town and community officials, employees, media personnel , volunteer groups and the public; ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing; ability to prepare and maintain records; ability to resolve disputes with fairness and impartially.
Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:
Position requires PTR certification or the ability to obtain such certification within the first year of employment.
Any combination of work and playing experience equivalent to two years of teaching experience and playing experience at a minimum of high school varsity level is required.
***Four years of varsity college level playing experience is preferred.
Requires drug testing and background check (which may include criminal check, education verification and credit history review) prior to employment.