Head Tennis Professional - Junior Development
Queens, NY 
Posted 28 days ago
Job Description
Head Tennis Professional - Junior Development
ID 2024-4349 # of Openings 1 Category Racquet Sports Professionals Company : Name USTA National Tennis Center Inc.
Who We Are

We are Tennis! The USTA (United States Tennis Association) is the national governing body for the sport of tennis and the leader in promoting and developing the sport's growth on every level in the United States, from local communities to the crown jewel of the professional game, the US Open.

Why Work for the USTA?

We are a passionate team of staff and volunteers focused on growing the sport of tennis and making it accessible to all. We are committed to removing barriers and creating opportunities for ALL to participate. Don't know tennis? Don't worry, you can still find yourself in the game!

The Role

As the National Tennis Center Head Pro of Junior Development, you will play a key role in facilitating group programming and lesson delivery, leading and training staff tennis professionals, and assisting in event management. You will serve as a liaison between the NTC, our customers, and external organizations while coordinating professional development for tennis professionals.

    Lead Junior Programming in a balanced, on-court capacity.
  • Supervise assigned NTC Tennis Professionals in Junior and Adult programs to ensure lessons and programs meet standards set by the Director of Tennis Operations.
  • Implement creative programming concepts to enhance junior pathway progression.
  • Lead junior seasonal camps and NTC-specific junior delivery.
  • Plan, generate, and maintain documents such as agendas, lesson plans, and progress reports.
  • Train and lead tennis professionals in standard methodologies for junior tennis delivery.
  • Integrate USTA Coach Developer methodology and assist with staff trainings at the NTC.
  • Co-manage weekend tennis staff and meetings in collaboration with the Lead Pro - Adults and Director of Tennis Operations.
  • Conduct group clinics and private instruction for all players, with an emphasis on juniors.
  • Assist with event and tournament hosting as assigned.
  • Develop and coordinate a robust Junior Team Tennis Program for all levels of junior players.
  • Integrate USTA junior and adult strategic priorities into on-court programming.
  • Promote the USTA through excellent customer service, hospitality, and goodwill.
  • Specialize in a range of tennis industry junior pathways.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Who You Are
  • Demonstrates a high level of tennis playing competence, on-court delivery skills, and the ability to optimally communicate and instruct tennis to all levels and ages.
  • Must be able to demonstrate or present innovative instructing methods.
  • Exhibits excellent leadership skills with the ability to train and lead Tennis Professionals.
  • Experienced in coordinating and leading multiple junior pathways from player introduction to playing opportunities.
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Certification by PTR and/or USPTA is required prior to the start.
  • A college degree is preferred but not required.
  • Position is considered exempt and onsite.
  • Full-time instructing professionals are expected to work at least 35 hours per week, including a minimum of 28 on-court hours, scheduled through the Court Reserve booking system.
What We Offer

At the USTA, we know people are our most important asset. For this reason, we offer a comprehensive benefits package designed to meet the needs of a diverse workforce!

  • Comprehensive benefits designed to meet your unique needs: Medical, dental, vision, access to doctors virtually, a flexible spending account to manage your health and dependent care expenses, and life and disability insurance are a small part of our offerings.
  • Time to recharge and energize: Generous paid time off policy - including vacation, sick, personal, and paid holidays, parental leave, and a paid winter recess.
  • Plan for your future financially and professionally: 401(k) with employer matching (up to 3%), promotional and growth opportunities, Learning and Development programs to learn on the job, and up to $5,000 for tuition reimbursement, per academic year.
  • Mental and emotional wellness: Resources for overall well-being including mental health and meditation benefits.
  • Other cool perks: A personalized health management program, pet insurance, commuter benefits, identity theft protection, discounts with our network of partners, and fun events are just a few of the optional benefits available.

The expected range for the base salary for this position is $110,000 - $125,000.

This range does not include any additional pay or benefits for which a person may qualify. The actual base salary offered is determined by several variables, including, as appropriate, the applicant's qualifications for the position, the years of relevant experience, their unique skills, and the location from which they will be performing the job.

Come One, Come All

We strongly encourage you to apply if you're interested; we'd love to learn how you can "serve" our team with your unique experience!

USTA is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities for all individuals, regardless of age, disability, national origin, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, family status, alienage or citizenship status, creed, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
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