Tennis Australia


Australia, Queensland, Tennyson

Salary Range


Contract Type

Full Time

Closing Date

13 May 2023

Job Description

  • Join a passionate team and become part of a fun and inclusive culture
  • Located at the National Tennis Academy in Brisbane

Tennis Australia’s high-performance unit is committed to growing the integration of sport science and medicine at all performance levels within the sport, through injury prevention, treatment and management with professional tennis players. To help us achieve this, we are now looking for a Senior Physiotherapist to join the team on a two-year fixed contract.

About the role

Reporting to the National Physiotherapy Manager, you will provide physiotherapy services to Tennis Australia’s Senior Professional agreement athletes. The role will also support the National Tennis Academy (NTA) and National Tennis Centre (Melbourne) physiotherapists, and the relevant Sports Science and Medicine teams in the delivery of physiotherapy to all Tennis Australia athletes on agreements.

The successful applicant must be able to travel for approximately 15-20 weeks a year (both national and international travel will be required).

In this role you will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, the role of the physiotherapist in a high-performance tennis environment
  • Provide case management, rehabilitation programs, individual assessment and injury management advice for targeted players
  • Write, develop and progress individual prevention programs for TA athletes
  • Follow an evidence-based treatment methodology with a focus on manual and exercise therapy
  • Undertake workload monitoring and provide feedback to players and coaches, in line with national philosophy
  • Provide physiotherapy support at events for players at domestic and international events

What you will bring to this role:

  • Registration with AHPRA as a Physiotherapist
  • Masters in Sports & Exercise Physiotherapy or equivalent (completed or currently studying)
  • Postgraduate qualification in Physiotherapy or equivalent (preferable)
  • Titled APA Physiotherapist (preferable)
  • Demonstrated experience providing physiotherapy services in elite sport, preferably with tennis players
  • Demonstrated knowledge of injury epidemiology and management in tennis or similar overhand sport
  • Proven professional attributes in developing strong relationships with athletes, coaches and relevant stakeholders
  • Alignment with the Tennis values of Excellence, Humility, Collaboration and Imagination
  • You must hold (or be willing to obtain) a current Police Check and Working with Children Check

What’s in it for you?

  • Career development with a range of formal education and on the job training opportunities
  • Tickets to the Australian Open / ATP Cup / AO Series Events
  • Monthly health & wellbeing activities through our Serving Your Health program
  • 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! For more information and a copy of the position description, please click 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 Australia 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