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About the role:
As a Tennis coach, you will need to:
Hold organizational meetings for team prospects and encourages students to participate in the sport.
Assess player’s skills and assigns team positions.
Develop a regular practice schedule and organizes practice time to provide both individual and team development.
Work with the Principal in scheduling facilities for practices and competition.
Coach and instructs players, individually or in groups, regarding the rules, regulations, equipment, and techniques of the sport.
Observe players, during competition and practice to determine the needs for individual or team improvement.
Determine game strategy based on the team’s capabilities.
Establish and maintain standards of pupil behaviour and provides proper supervision of athletes at all times.
Monitor the academic performance of team members to ensure that eligibility requirements are met, and encourages students to maintain a high academic standard.
Models sports-like behaviour and maintain appropriate conduct towards players, officials, and spectators.
Follows established procedures for the proper care, maintenance, and requisitioning of equipment, supplies, and uniforms.
Participates in special activities to include parent’s night, banquets, award nights, and pep assemblies.
Maintains eligibility forms, emergency data cards, insurance records, equipment inventory, and other related records.
Models non-discriminatory practices in all activities.
Some experience as a Tennis Coach or assistant coach at the secondary school or college level preferred.
Must possess effective coaching techniques and skills.
Must possess a thorough knowledge of the rules, regulations, strategies, and techniques of the sport.
Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school administrators, parents, and students.
Eye-hand, mind-eye coordination, physical dexterity, and the ability to bend, stoop, walk, talk, and sit. The ability to travel between locations.
Coursework in sport coaching and the prevention of athletic injuries. Continue educational training.