ABOUT TENNIS NEW ZEALAND
Tennis New Zealand is the national body for tennis in New Zealand and is responsible for the administration and management of tennis in New Zealand. This includes the selection and management of Davis and Fed Cup teams to represent New Zealand in these annual international competitions. More than 300,000 people play tennis in New Zealand, making it the country’s second most popular adult participation sport. Tennis in New Zealand is structured into six Regional Centres: Northern, Auckland, Waikato-Bays, Central, Canterbury and Southern. There is a very strong working relationship between the Regional Centres and Tennis NZ and all have constitutions that are aligned with the same structures and underlying principles.
Tennis New Zealand is in search of a National Coach. The national coach is responsible for leading and delivering a high performance tennis program to selected athletes and improving individual athlete performance through a specific, targeted approach. The national coach will also positively impact athlete and coach development within New Zealand through a collaborative, integrated and united approach.
You will be responsible for the delivery of a world-class high performance program that improves individual athlete performance and contributes strongly to successful Davis/Fed Cup teams. You will drive and uphold national standards and expectations aligned to world’s best practice as well as influencing an increased number and quality of high performance coaches available to positively impact upon the development of New Zealand athletes.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- Proven track-record in the implementation of a high-performance tennis program for developmental and elite tennis athletes.
- Vast experience coaching tennis at elite international level and a track record of proven success.
- Tertiary qualification in Sports management, sports science or equivalent.
- Experience in developing and successfully implementing strategies and plans.
- Strong relationship management skills and ability to work with a diverse range of stakeholders by sharing relevant information and identifying and dealing with issues effectively.
- Experience of leading including developing and communicating vision and strategies, gaining buy-in from a wide range of stakeholders and inspiring people to achieve results.
- Ability to provide innovative, constructive and effective recommendations to the HP Director.
- Relates well with, and can motivate diverse groups, volunteers, and supporters with particular skills in working with, and valuing volunteers.
- Given the demands of this role, and the nature of working in sport, work outside standard working hours will be required in the evening and weekends
This is an exciting opportunity to lead and deliver a high performance tennis program to selected New Zealand tennis players and improve individual athlete performance through a specific, targeted approach.
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE – Sunday 11th March, 2018
Apply here or send application directly by emailing your resume and cover letter to [email protected]