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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. More than 300,000 people play tennis in New Zealand, making it on the countries' most popular participation sports. Tennis New Zealand staff deliver a range of national and international tennis events, including involvement with the ASB Classic each year.

Working in the Sport Development Team, the role of the Junior and Youth Participation Manager is to ensure the growth and development of tennis participation for rangatahi and tamariki across New Zealand.


Main Responsibilities
Junior and Youth Participation

  • Working with Regions/Associations and Clubs, design and implement strategies to grow the participation of tamariki and rangatahi in tennis nationally.
  • Identify opportunities to expand access to tennis among diverse communities (including disability) and underrepresented groups, working to remove barriers to participation and create inclusive environments.
  • In alignment with the TNZ Youth Advisory Group, lead the implementation of strategies and programmes designed to engage tamariki and rangatahi in participation of Tennis.
  • Establish partnerships with schools to integrate Tennis into broader curriculum activities and connect participants to local clubs and facilities.
  • Working closely with the Coach Development team, identify strategies and opportunities for attracting and retaining youth coaches.
  • Monitor and gather feedback and insights from participants into the shape and direction of Tennis participation in the Junior and Youth space.

Collaborate with the marketing team to create and execute promotional campaigns targeting junior tamariki and rangatahi and their families, leveraging various channels such as social media, email, newsletter and local events.Z

National Programme Management

  • Lead the delivery and communication of the National Participation Programmes (with a primary focus on Tennis Hot Shots) to Regions/Associations and Clubs.
  • Grow the number of venues and participants delivering National Programmes (with a primary focus on Tennis Hot Shots)
  • Work with the Communications Manager on communications including newsletters, social media, internal, external, and public comms.
  • Facilitate the education, in conjunction with the Coach Development Team, of coaches and clubs to deliver the National Programmes
  • Monitor and report on national participation programme statistics as required.
  • Maintain all participation programme information in the National Database
  • Monitor programme effectiveness through regular evaluation and feedback mechanisms, implementing improvements as necessary to enhance participant experience and retention.


  • Be punctual and work the hours and times specified.
  • Prioritise workload to ensure work of the greatest importance to the business is undertaken with urgency and to a high standard.
  • Support and help develop a positive workplace culture.

Applications close 5pm on Wednesday 5 June
1st interviews will run the week of the 10 June
Please only apply via the Seek website.

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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. More than 300,000 people play tennis in New Zealand, making it on the countries' most popular participation sports. Tennis New Zealand staff deliver a range of national and international tennis events, including involvement with the ASB Classic each year.


This position is responsible for assisting in the overall development and management of strength and conditioning in the Athlete Development Pathway. The position is principally concerned with the physical condition and wellbeing of those athletes that operate within Tennis New Zealand’s National Programme and leadership of the direction for strength and conditioning in tennis nationally.

The role will leverage relevant sport science and medicine support to render the best possible outcomes for the athletes and coaches. Central to the position will be extensive contact, communication and liaison with key Tennis New Zealand stakeholders, both from an internal and external perspective. 


  • Coach athletes to reach athlete development criteria benchmarks as agreed with the on-court coaching staff.
  • Coach athletes to reach individual physical performance benchmarks as determined by the physical performance coach and the on-court coaching team. 
  • Management of the physical performance plan of assigned athletes and the establishment of developmental plans/priorities incorporating all areas of skill development. 
  • Drive and uphold national standards and expectations, particularly with regard to the strategic direction and national philosophy for strength and conditioning in tennis. 


  1. Develop and implement evidence-based physical performance programs for selected athletes (specifically members of the TNZ National Programme)
  2. Build relationships with and ultimately influence the network of strength and conditioning service providers working within athlete development in New Zealand.
  3. Develop resources and external stakeholder relationships to facilitate player development.


  • Tertiary qualifications in Human Movement and/or qualification in Strength & Conditioning (essential).
  • Demonstrated practical strength and conditioning experience in elite sport, preferably with tennis players (essential).
  • Current first aid certification (essential).
  • Current national police check and/or working with children check (essential).
  • Postgraduate qualification in Strength and Conditioning and/or equivalent. Alternatively, the willingness and ability to acquire this level or equivalent.
  • Graduate qualifications in massage and/or myotherapy (preferred). 

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.

Please email for a full job description.

Only applications with a covering letter will be considered.  

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Applications close 5pm on 9th June.

Tennis NZ is looking for a professional, friendly, solution focused Finance Manager to join our fun close-knit team.  Your role will be to provide crucial financial leadership and information to support financial decisions by the executive team and oversee the financial operations, administration and management of our organisation. 

This is a hands-on role reporting directly to the CEO.  All efforts of the role will be to strengthen the financial sustainability of Tennis New Zealand and control the financial policies and procedures systems to deliver outcomes through best practice. 

Must haves:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable & Credit Control
  • Banking
  • Payroll & IRD Returns
  • Monthly reporting and financial analysis
  • Year End Reporting Requirements
  • Annual Budgeting
  • Business Processes
  • Leadership

We are looking for someone with the following attributes:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Organised and efficient
  • Able to maintain confidentiality, discretion, and professionalism
  • Quick to learn/pick up new technology
  • Positive, empathetic and enthusiastic attitude
  • Solutions focused
  • Can work autonomously but enjoys working as part of a team
  • Communicates honestly, openly and consistently
  • Display a high level of honesty, personal integrity and pride in their work.

Being a charted accountant or working towards this qualification is advantageous.

Closing date for applications:  26 April 2024 at 5pm

Please email an up-to date Cover Letter and CV to

Tennis NZ is seeking a dynamic and creative Communications Manager to join our fun close-knit team. The Communications Manager will manage external communications for Tennis NZ, ensuring it is consistent with our values.

Previous experience in a Communications role is essential.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Create informative and engaging marketing materials & assets
  • Develop effective communication & marketing campaigns and strategies
  • Plan and manage the creation of media releases 
  • Oversee Tennis New Zealand communication channels, including website, emails and social media
  • Supervise projects, media releases and external communications to ensure all content meets our standards
  • Respond to communication-related issues

You will have the following:

  • A relevant tertiary degree
  • Proven experience in a similar role. Strong knowledge of communication practices and techniques
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop not essential but will be advantageous
  • Able to multitask and work well under pressure
  • Excellent organisational skills

Due to the nature of our work some weekend work may be required.

We support the development of our staff, and as a growing organisation with a
great team atmosphere we’re looking for someone who is committed to helping our organisation succeed.

To apply, please send your up-to date CV and covering letter to
Applications close on Friday 19 April 2024 at 5pm.

Tennis Auckland’s Purpose is Creating Exciting Tennis Experiences. Our Values are Be Courageous, Enable Others, Strive to Excel and Inspire Passion.

Tennis Auckland is responsible for the leadership of tennis in Central, West, East and South Auckland. We have 53 clubs, 12,300 club members and 1075 interclub teams.

Tennis Auckland delivers a range of domestic tennis tournaments and competitions which are held at its facilities.

Across the region ~ 5,000 participants take part annually in the suite of National Programmes (Tennis Hot Shots, Cardio Tennis and Tennis Xpress), with 10% of this number currently taking part in these programmes weekly within a Tennis Auckland facility.

In addition to our domestic/community activities, Tennis Auckland delivers the iconic ASB Classic WTA and ATP events each year.

To learn more about Tennis Auckland follow the link: Home - Tennis Auckland

Role Purpose

To create a professional and welcoming environment for all coaching programme students and their families by answering incoming enquiries, managing communications, programme billing management, reporting and social media activations.

Start Date & Hours Required for the Role

  • Role to start 1st of July, 2024
  • Part-time (0.6 FTE)
  • Monday & Thursday 1pm – 7pm
  • Tuesday & Wednesday 3pm - 7pm
  • Saturday 8am-12pm
  • Flexibility during school holidays

Skills and Experience

  • Skills and Experience
  • Flexibility during school holidays
  • Based front and center at the entrance of the Merton Road Tennis Centre, building relationships
    with students, coaches and customers.
  • Provide a friendly, professional, and efficient customer service at all times, via phone, email and
  • Understanding Tennis Auckland’s activities outside those of the Coaching unit, answer on-site
    enquiries around these and provide the right team contact point.
  • Fulfilling daily checklists
  • Ensure that payments are recorded accurately in operational software, in liaison with the Tennis
    Auckland accounts dept.
  • Ensure all players get onto the correct court for lessons and communicate with any coaches of
    lesson changes.
  • Events are recorded accurately on operational software.
  • Maintain the highest customer service standards.
  • Ensure all emails are answered professionally and in a timely manner.
  • High level of communication to management of any importance.
  • Familiar with the booking software and weekly class schedule.
  • Daily checks of waitlist students and actively placing them into available spaces.
  • Assist any social/marketing aspects of the coaching programme for Tennis Auckland.
  • Ensuring any new client has all correct details in the database to allow us to promote new products.
  • Assist with the collection of customers outstanding invoices

 Skills and Experience

  • Basic understanding of Tennis New Zealand National Programmes
  • Police Check passed
  • Valid First Aid Certificate
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • First rate customer care and service skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Experience of dealing with online booking operational software
  • Competent Microsoft Office Skills
  • Thorough and accurate in approach to work
  • Confident in dealing with difficult customer situations
  • Ability to work well on own and as part of a team
  • Ability to work quickly and calmly under pressure
  • Ability to prioritise and manage own work
  • Hard working, flexible and adaptable
  • Ability to deal confidently with enquiries from members, visitors, parents and staff
  • Initiative and common sense
  • Well organised
  • Honest, trustworthy and reliable
  • Security conscious at all times

Remuneration and Benefits

  • This is a part time role (0.6 Full Time Equivalent)
  • Tennis Auckland uniform provided.
  • Laptop provided.


To apply, please send your up-to date CV and covering letter to

Applications close Friday 7 June.