Tennis Coach, Kingston upon Thames

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Surbiton High SchoolKingston upon Thames
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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

Tenure: Full time, term time – occasional weekend, overnight and holiday work will be required for the larger tournaments

Closing date: 8:00am, Monday 23 April 2018
Interviews to take place week commencing: 30 April 2018

Surbiton High School is part of United Learning, a large and growing group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England. Schools within United Learning work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our intranet site, United Hub, is just one example of how we share resources and communicate across sites, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance. We reward our staff: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately the satisfaction of supporting schools in their quest to give every child the opportunity to succeed and reach their full potential.

To inspire, encourage and empower our pupils to achieve their very best with their Tennis

Surbiton High School requires a passionate and motivated coach to join the team and assist in the growth of our Tennis Programme. The role will involve working with Surbiton High Girls’ Preparatory School and Surbiton High Boys’ Preparatory School, running mini tennis curriculum sessions and squads. Following through into the Senior School squads, after school clubs and sessions with tennis scholars.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To assist the Head of Tennis in coaching and the promotion of the Tennis Programme at Surbiton High School
  • To increase the number of pupils playing tennis – particularly in the preparatory schools
  • By providing high quality, enjoyable tennis lessons and coaching sessions
  • By offering taster sessions, internal competitions, tennis matches
  • To improve the performance of school tennis teams
  • Assisting with tennis matches, squad training and clubs throughout the year
  • Scouting for and attracting high performers
  • To raise the profile of tennis within SHS and in the community
  • Publicise successes and achievements in assemblies, website, newsletter and local press
  • Ensure tennis is delivered throughout the year in all 3 schools
  • To develop more internal competition among pupils
  • Class/Year group competitions
  • House competitions
  • Charity tournaments
  • Parent child tournaments

The successful candidate will be likely to fit the following profile:

  • LTA Level 2 (strong level 1 also considered) coaching qualification or equivalent
  • LTA accredited or willing to work towards it
  • Evidence of further relevant professional development
  • The ability to inspire, motivate and support pupils and colleagues in a successful and dynamic school
  • Strong playing standard Essential
  • A proven track record of delivering on tennis performance
  • Experience of playing or hitting at the highest level
  • Evidence of successful, inspiring and innovative coaching at all levels
  • Experience of collaborating with colleagues
  • Up-to-date knowledge of successful and innovative teaching within a tennis background and the latest curriculum developments and initiatives
  • High levels of personal and professional integrity and an ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality
  • Personal warmth to gain the confidence of pupils, staff and parents
  • Ability to communicate concisely and sensitively, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences
  • Positive, enthusiastic and energetic approach to life
  • High expectations for pupil attainment, personal development and conduct

Surbiton High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please note that the School reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the recruitment process.

For any queries relating to the role or your application, please email

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