Tennis NT


Australia, Northern Territory, Darwin

Salary Range


Contract Type

Full Time, Contract/Temp

Closing Date

21 Apr 2023

Job Description

  • Partner with key stakeholders to help grow the game of tennis in the NT
  • Join a passionate team and deliver high quality tennis programs
  • Flexible work practices, ensuring a positive work-life balance

It’s an exciting time for tennis in Australia and we have ambitious plans to continue to grow the game from grassroots through to high performance. We are transforming how we deliver tennis, with the aim of making it more accessible, to more people, more often. To help us achieve our plan we are looking for a full time Centre Manager – Head Coach at the Gardens Tennis Club (GTC) to join our team at Tennis NT on a 12 month fixed-term contract.

The Centre Manager – Head Coach at the Gardens Tennis Club (GTC) will be responsible for the development and onsite delivery of a range of tennis programs designed to increase participation numbers and the playing standard at the venue. Through sound management processes, documented training programs, and positive staff and stakeholder relationships, the position will play a pivotal role in improving service delivery and sales growth to ensure the development of a strong and well-respected tennis brand in the greater Darwin area.

About the role

Reporting into the CEO – Tennis NT, in this role you will:

  • Collaborate with Tennis NT to develop and document plans that provide a strategic direction and vision for the GTC
  • Develop and deliver quality Tennis coaching programs and pathways
  • Provide tennis coaching services to all appropriate market segments
  • Oversee the front of house operations including Pro Shop and Cafe ensuring and friendly and safe environment for customers
  • Develop and oversee adult & junior customer pathway from beginner tennis to social play to competitive match play and tournaments
  • Ensure staff are engaged and managed in line with the relevant award and are maintained within budget

About you

What you will bring to the role:

  • Excellent operational skills including on court coaching skills
  • Previous experience in sales and merchandising, as well as in retail management across sporting equipment
  • Great organisational skills with the ability to prioritise, plan work programs and meet deadlines
  • Previous experience managing, leading and motivating a team
  • Previous point of sale and cash handling experience
  • A TA Club Pro Coach Tennis Coaching qualification, or equivalent, beneficial
  • A current Responsible Serving of Alcohol certificate
  • You must hold (or be willing to obtain) a current Police Check and Working with Children Check

What’s to love?

  • Career development with a range of formal education and on the job training opportunities
  • Monthly health & wellbeing activities through our Serving Your Health program
  • Flexible working practices & a range of discounts from our sponsorship partners

To Apply

If you think you’re up to the challenge, we’d love to hear from you! A copy of the position description can be found here. Please submit your resume and cover letter via our online application system. Please note, only applications submitted through our system will be considered.

Tennis is committed to providing a safe environment for all tennis participants, including children and young people. It is essential everyone involved with delivering tennis in Australia understands their responsibility in relation to child-safety.

At Tennis, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion and sexual orientation. Tennis encourages all suitable applicants to apply for this role.

To Apply