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Tennis Head Coach / Club Operator

Placed: 8 April 2022


The Burnie Tennis Club is seeking to appoint a motivated and enthusiastic Tennis Head Coach / Club Operator to lead the coaching and tennis programs at the club.  This exciting and rare opportunity is for a suitably qualified professional tennis coach to take up position at one of Tasmania’s leading tennis clubs.

The Burnie Tennis Club is located in the North West of Tasmania.  The club has 18 courts made up of 10 hard courts, 4 synthetic grass courts and 4 Red sized Hot Shot courts, along with a hitting wall.  Currently the club has an active tennis membership of 247people, a function space and community Function Centre seating 120 people, a full bar and catering kitchen, along with change rooms and office areas.  The club is renowned in the State for running the Caterpillar Burnie International which has had recent top players grace the courts including current top 10 player Paula Badosa, top 50 players Lloyd Harris and Marta Kostyuk, and Australian players, Ash Barty, Bernard Tomic, John Millman and Daria Saville (nee Gavrilova).

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Ability to promote a welcoming, safe and inclusive environment at the Club
  • Proven stakeholder engagement and collaborative skills (Club Committee, Schools, Community Groups, Tennis Associations)
  • Enthusiastic and entrepreneurial coach to grow the current coaching program
  • A proven track record of developing holistic tennis club programming
  • Ability to coordinate and manage reservations from clients participating in coaching programs
  • Vision and drive – to invest in and build a sustainable business
  • Energetic & Fun – bring enthusiasm and a great deal of passion for tennis that inspires all

We are looking for a Tennis Head Coach / Club Operator who can:

  • Teach the skills, techniques and game of tennis in a holistic and structured way
  • Promote and deliver activities to attract new people (Hot Shots, Cardio, Match Play and Team Tennis Leagues, Squads, School groups)
  • Supervise and run intra-club team tennis leagues, club championships and local events (tournaments)
  • Attract, develop and mentor up-and-coming generations of future coaches
  • Be proactive and work with the Club Committee to improve tennis offerings


  • Currently the well-established coaching program caters to a client base of 150 people with consistent numbers of participation across all four school terms
  • Current programs consistent of Hot Shots (Red, Orange and Green stages) lessons, juniors and teenage tennis, primary and secondary schools, junior development regional squads, private lessons, cardio tennis, adult programs, match play, leagues and events.
  • The full database will be provided to the incumbent coach at no cost
  • Long term lease with options to be negotiated with the preferred candidate (e.g. 5+5 year term with probation period)
  • Burnie Tennis Club, in partnership with Tennis Tasmania, will provide a financial incentive for the first 3 years of the agreement against measurable KPI’s
  • Development and education opportunities for the coach
  • Live in one of the best coastal locations in Tasmania


  • Compliance checks
  • Coaching qualifications and membership
  • Has the legal right to work in Australia

Please be aware that only applications from candidates with a right to work in Australia will be considered for this role.


Burnie Tennis Club

Start Date

Applications Close

As soon as possible – Term 2 (negotiable for the preferred candidate) Applications will be reviewed and progress as they are received


All interested coaches please apply by email to Danny Clark – President, Burnie Tennis Club
E:[email protected]
0419 362 618