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Tennis New Zealand is the National Sporting Organisation charged with the responsibility of growing the game of Tennis at all levels throughout New Zealand.  Tennis New Zealand offers programmes and initiatives which provide clubs, coaches, and volunteers with tools to improve the tennis experience for participants and as a result grow the number of people playing tennis. 

Our current staff member is heading off to represent NZ in the Olympics, so we are looking for a new person to join our awesome team of 16.  For the right candidate, there is flexibility for this to be a 40 hour or 30 hour per week role.  Please apply directly through seek.  Any questions about the role can be directed to

Tennis NZ is looking for a Participation Coordinator to support the delivery of national participation programmes, and coach development.  This is a critical administrative role, with a good balance of work that will get you away from the desk and supporting some events, conferences and activations.  It helps if you have an interest in tennis, but you definitely don't need a playing or coaching background.  You will be supporting 2 or 3 of the Participation Team, helping to keep the cogs turning so that key elements of tennis in NZ run smoothly and efficiently.  The role is weighted slightly towards coach development support, so you'll probably find yourself spending 60% of your time supporting that department.  There will also be an opportunity for you to take on some individual responsibilities that support the positive culture of the team at Tennis NZ.

Tennis NZ is a family friendly employer with a great team culture.  We welcome and appreciate diversity in our team.  This role will be based at Head Office in Auckland, and Tennis NZ have a flexible approach to remote working.

About the role

The Participation Coordinator is responsible for supporting the delivery and growth of Tennis NZ national programmes (Tennis Hot Shots, Cardio Tennis and Tennis Xpress), and coach education courses which suit the needs of our participants, clubs, volunteers and coaches.  

Key Relationships:

  • All Association and Region staff
  • Sponsors
  • Tennis Australia staff
  • Regional Sports Trusts
  • Tennis Club administrators
  • Coaches and Coach Developers
  • Parent and player groups

Main Responsibilities:

National Programmes

  • Promotion to clubs and coaches
  • Manage the registration process of clubs and coaches to programmes (including equipment delivery, police vets, payment processing, resource sharing etc)
  • Responding to club, coach, region/association programme enquiries
  • Creation of newsletter, website and social media content
  • Online resource library management (dropbox)
  • Ensuring programme equipment is kept up to date and in stock (managing quotes and ordering goods from suppliers)
  • Promote programme events and tournaments using online calendar software
  • Provide other activation support as required – e.g. Kids on Court at ASB Classic
  • Maintain up to date tracking of statistics and collect annual participation numbers for reporting purposes

Coach Development

  • Nationwide course coordination (comms to participants, ordering resources, confirming venues etc)
  • Calendar coordination – working with Coach Development Manager to plan courses and dates
  • Assist with coordination of annual coaches’ conference and extension workshops
  • Coach Database management

Additional duties

  • Provide any other additional support to the Participation and Coaching departments when required

Skills and experience

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Knowledge of how sports clubs operate
  • Knowledge of professional development for coaches
  • Basic understanding of the Tennis Hot Shots, Cardio Tennis and Tennis Xpress programmes
  • Experience in event/project management or support
  • Competent in using the Microsoft office suite programmes (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Personal Attributes:

  • Have a keen interest in all aspects of tennis
  • Be friendly and approachable
  • Be able to communicate with a wide range of people both verbally and in writing
  • Be a team player committed to a 'win-win' way of working with people
  • Have a high attention to detail
  • Organised and can manage a number of projects at one time
  • Have high standards and take pride in the work you produce
  • Eager to take ownership and be held responsible



  • Full Driver License
  • Must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand


  • Relevant Tertiary qualification (Sports Management, Business, Communications)

Apply – Send your cover letter and CV through
Closing date – midnight Sunday 25th April 2021
Interviews – Friday 30th April