Coach Employment

Looking for a coaching job?

If you are a coach looking to take the next step in your career, check out our current vacancies below.  

Mission Bay Tennis Club is located in the heart of the vibrant and bustling Mission Bay; the club boasts six year-round, floodlit astrograss courts and a modern clubhouse.

We have a strong presence in both the summer and winter interclub competitions and offer many in-house competitions and events.

MBTC is looking for a committed and energetic Head Coach to coordinate all coaching at the club.

We are looking for someone who has the motivation/passion and skills to grow and ignite our club coaching program and includes:

  • Conducting engaging group and private sessions for all skill levels, Hot Shots, squads, and adult groups that inspire participation.
  • Providing clear coaching pathways to our members aligning with National programs.
  • Play a key role in our coaching marketing strategies to boost the visibility of our coaching programs.
  • Revitalizing and growing our junior coaching program, including developing and implementing a Saturday Junior coaching program for the summer season.
  • Being the face of our coaching program, we are looking for a coach who will actively engage with club members on and off the court and be part of the club.
  • Working closely with the committee to help grow the MBTC coaching program and membership base.

We are looking for an experienced, qualified and self employed club coach or a tennis coaching company that will be excited to play a pivotal role in growing our coaching program, to inspire growth, foster talent, and elevate the tennis experience for every member of Mission Bay Tennis Club.

If this sounds like you please send your cv and a cover letter to

Waimairi Tennis Club is seeking to appoint a Head Coach to coordinate all coaching at the club.

Waimairi is the largest tennis club in Canterbury by membership with over 320 junior members.

and 140 senior members. The club has three all-weather synthetic grass courts, and four Rebound Ace flexible hard courts. Six courts have LED lighting. It is located in a central suburb in Christchurch.

The club fields 26 junior and 14 senior competition teams, as well as premier men’s and women’s. 

The Head Coach is a member of an operations group which includes the Junior Administrator, the Men’s and Women’s Club Captains, and the Marketing Coordinator, and led by the Club Manager.

The successful applicant will ideally hold an ITF Level 2 qualification or equivalent, have a strong playing background, and be familiar with the latest international coaching programmes and methods. 

The duties of the Head Coach will include: 

  • Coordinating all club group coaching programmes year round,
  • Supervising a team of 20 full and part-time professional coaches,
  • Overseeing the standard of coaching delivered,
  • Carrying-out an extensive THSIS coaching programme in six schools involving 2000 children, 
  • Delivering Tennis Xpress and Cardio adult coaching programmes,
  • Introducing new coaching programmes.

The position is a contract one.

  • A retainer is payable for coach administration.
  • The on-court coaching pay rate is negotiable. 
  • Hotshots equipment including balls, racquets, trollies, cones, nets, and throw down lines, is provided by the club.

It is expected that the junior club programmes will provide an average of 15 hours per week for 17 weeks in the summer.

In addition the club conducts a junior winter coaching programme in terms two and three.

Adult programmes are delivered every school term in modules of eight weeks.

Private coaching of members and non-members, and school holiday camps would be additional.

It is expected that the successful applicant will take up the position at the start of the summer in July or August. 

Applications can be sent to, to be received by 12th May 2024.

A   self-employed coaching position is available at Glenfield Tennis Club on Auckland's North Shore. Rates will be dependent on experience level.

Qualifications: JDC or equivalent and versed in coaching TNZ programmes (Hotshots,Xpress and Cardio).

We are seeking a coach who is interested in building a future with the club's 200 members. This may be a part time option for a current local coach.

Requirements include:

First Aid certification, Police vetting clearance and the legal right to work in NZ.

We want a motivated, friendly and enthusiastic coach who can relate to our many varied ethnicities, to develop their playing prowess and social interactions.


Primary responsibilities will be:

Delivering junior interclub team and Saturday morning Hotshots programmes

Private lessons

Adult coaching Xpress and Cardio

School Holiday programme reinstatement.


Contract and remuneration will be discussed with interested applicants.


Applications close 31st July 2024.With a view to starting Term 4 2024


For more details contact Sandie Newton at .


All applications to be accompanied with a CV please.

Thursday 22 Feb 2024

We are looking for two full-time coaches to join our team based in Wairarapa, working toward our vision of a strong tennis region. This is an exciting opportunity to join a coaching team in a region where tennis is growing. The role includes working with junior players on our clay courts at Dry River Tennis Centre as well as with clubs and schools to develop tennis throughout the region. There are opportunities for professional development, allowing successful candidates to specialise in their preferred area of coaching over time. Personal integrity, a strong work ethic and a solution-focused attitude are critical attributes for successful candidates.

  • Permanent position
  • Some weekend work is required
  • Pay range: $25.00 - $35.00 per hour
  • 30 hours per week guaranteed
  • Wairarapa based - travel to events outside the region by mutual agreement
  • Ideally, candidates will hold at least ITF level 1 coaching qualification or equivalent
  • Minimum 4 years of full-time coaching experience 
  • Accredited Employer under AEWV with Immigration NZ

Key Responsibilities:

  • Delivery of high-quality group and individual lessons
  • Communication with parents, clubs and schools as needed
  • Identify appropriate students for performance pathways
  • Attempt to develop all students to a minimum of senior interclub level

Applications close: 5pm Monday 4 March 2024

Preferred start date: Monday 9 September 2024

Please email your application to:

Join Our Winning Team at Kiwi Tennis Hamilton!

Are you passionate about tennis and eager to make a difference in players' lives? We're
seeking a dynamic and dedicated business partner to join our thriving tennis coaching

At Kiwi Tennis Hamilton, operating out of the Waikato Tennis Centre in the beautiful
Waikato Region, we proudly serve 5 tennis clubs and 8 schools, committed to providing
top-notch tennis instruction to players of all ages and skill levels. We currently have 7
full-time and 3 part-time staff in the coaching team. These coaches help us to service
over 750 clients per week during the summer months from beginner to high
performance. As a business partner, you'll have the opportunity to contribute your
expertise, drive, and entrepreneurial spirit to help us elevate our coaching programs to
new heights.

What We Offer:

Thriving Business Environment: Join a team of passionate individuals who are
dedicated to excellence in tennis coaching and client satisfaction.

Opportunity for Growth: Take part in shaping the future of our coaching programs,
expanding our reach, and maximizing our impact in the community.

Flexible Partnership Arrangements: We're open to discussing various partnership
structures to ensure a mutually beneficial collaboration.

Support and Resources: Benefit from our established network, marketing initiatives, and
operational support to help you succeed in your role.

What We're Looking For:

  • Tennis Enthusiasts: Whether you're a seasoned coach or a former player with a
    love for the game, we welcome individuals who are passionate about tennis and
    committed to excellence.
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit: If you're someone who thrives in a dynamic and fast-paced
    environment, and you're eager to contribute fresh ideas and strategies to grow
    our business, we want to hear from you.
  • Team Player: Collaboration and teamwork are at the core of our
    business philosophy. We're seeking individuals who are eager to work
    collaboratively with our existing team to achieve shared goals and objectives.
    Join us in shaping the future of tennis coaching and making a positive impact in the
    lives of our players in the vibrant Waikato Region!


To express your interest and learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact
Pete at

Don't miss out on this chance to be part of a winning team! Kiwi Tennis Hamilton -
where passion meets excellence!

A coaching position with Geoff Beech Tennis has recently become available providing an opportunity for a highly motivated and passionate Coach to join our team. This is a great opportunity to work and develop young tennis players at Dunholme Tennis Club/Kings Courts and Mission Bay Tennis Club.

The ideal candidate should have proven coaching experience and ideally hold a JDC Course (ideal but not essential) within the tennis industry, is a student of the game, independent, and can work solely on their own to run group, private and or adult classes. Along with being up to date with current teaching strategies it is essential to have positive relationship building skills that foster positive connections with both juniors and adults.

This is a unique opportunity for an organised and proactive tennis professional to join a team environment, that respects and utilises each staff members strengths, to make a positive impact across our team.

Initially the successful applicant will commence asap or Term 1 2024. The role is approximately 20hrs per week - with good remuneration. Ideally you can work weekends, with the expectation that you will have the skill sets to build your tennis clientele. You need a current driver’s licence and vehicle.

If you would like to be considered for this role, you would ideally have a first aid certificate but not essential, a police check will be required. Please send a copy of your current resume as well as a cover letter, detailing your experience & education in coaching and why you believe you are the right person for this role to: or contact Mb: 0212709297

Elevate Tennis is a coaching business located in Christchurch, New Zealand. We offer coaching programmes for all ages and abilities, with a proven pathway for junior players to develop their game to the highest level.

We are in search of a Senior or experienced Assistant Coach that is available to work 25-30+ hours per week within all aspects of the business; including Schools, Hotshots, Interclub, Academy, Private Lessons and more. 

Some Key Attributes:

- Being a leader and role model for younger players, as well as our coaching staff

- Show a passion for tennis and a desire to improve each individual you work with

- Be a "team" player and ensure sessions are player focused

- Consistent and reliable with attendance/effort within the role

- Show a growth mindset and be open to constructive feedback

- Interested in working flexible hours if required

- Use appropriate communication skills that are suitable for each individual based on their age and/or ability 

- Have interest in gaining further qualifications or online workshops 

Some Key Responsibilities:

- Planning high-quality tennis lessons (individual and group) that are engaging, positive and rewarding for all players

- Use progression and regression drills depending on how well (or not well) the session is going

- Provide positive and constructive feedback to players that will elevate their performance

- Use appropriate communication skills that are suitable to each individual based on their age and/or ability

- Run structured warm ups in each session that link to your lesson plan 

- Attend tournaments, watch matches and show interest in our academy players

- Be involved in improving our business, including our pathway, programmes, structure and sharing new ideas

- Coordinate coaching staff if required


- Minimum ITF Level 1 Coaching Qualification or have desire to complete in near future

- 5+ years of coaching experience in NZ or overseas

How to Apply:

Please email our Head Coach/Director, Nic Jenkins, with your C.V and cover letter by 9 February 2024

Applications close on 9 February 2024 with our start date set for late April 2024 (can be flexible depending on the successful applicant).

Senior Assistant Tennis Coach – Contractor  


Position title          Senior Assistant Coach – Contract basis

Location               Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand

Start Date             29 Jan 2024


Offering 15-25 hours weekly during term (10-20 during holidays) this self employed contractor role can fit around your current work and/or study schedule (e.g. work 3, 4 or 5 days).

Based at Ngataringa Tennis Club, Devonport, Auckland, the coaching is to all players from Tots, Minis, Juniors, Academy & Adults individually and in small groups (max 6 per court).

Pay rates are above industry, the Coaching Team are relaxed and fun and the club offers a true club feeling with a very friendly and social vibe.

If you are a competent, dynamic Senior Assistant Coach or Assistant Coach excited to provide quality coaching to all levels of player then we would love to hear from you.


  • Dynamic and motivated to deliver excellent tennis sessions with fun & a great structure
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years Tennis Coaching experience
  • Minimum of basic computer literacy including simple administrative tasks
  • Honest, reliable, utterly professional with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Hold the legal right to work in NZ as a self employed contractor

Preferred qualifications and experience:

  • IFT 1 (or the equivalent)
  • Tots Tennis, Cardio Tennis and Tennis Hot Shots experience (or equivalent)
  • Current First Aid Certification
  • A recent and clean NZ Police Clearance


If this sounds like you and you hold the legal right to work in NZ then please send your Curriculum Vitae via email to Business Manager Trudie von Huben at


Trudie von Huben

Manager, Tennis Plus and

Lavie Tennis Academy

Location: Auckland, New Zealand


Approximately 40hrs/week

Are you a passionate and experienced tennis coach looking for a dynamic opportunity to make a significant impact on players of all ages and skill levels? Lavie Tennis Academy is seeking a dedicated and skilled Tennis Coach to join our team and contribute to the development of tennis enthusiasts at every stage of their journey.


Plan and conduct high-quality tennis lessons for individuals and groups across various age groups and skill levels.

Evaluate players' strengths and weaknesses, providing constructive feedback and personalized training plans to enhance their performance.

Foster a positive and motivating learning environment that encourages skill development, sportsmanship, and a love for the game.

Develop and implement progressive training programs suitable for beginners, intermediate, and advanced players.

Coordinate and participate in academy events, tournaments, and other tennis-related activities.

Stay current with tennis coaching trends, techniques, and methodologies to continually enhance coaching skills.


Certification: Hold a recognized tennis coaching certification (USPTA, PTR, or equivalent).

Experience: Minimum of 6 years of coaching experience, demonstrating success in working with players of all ages and skill levels.

Communication Skills: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively engage with players, parents, and fellow coaching staff.

Player Development: Proven ability to develop players from beginner to advanced levels, focusing on technical, tactical, physical, and mental aspects of the game.

Team Player: Collaborative mindset and the ability to work seamlessly within a team of coaches to create a unified coaching approach.

Passion: A genuine passion for tennis and a commitment to instilling that passion in others.

Flexibility: Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, to accommodate the scheduling needs of the Academy and its players.

Continuous Learning: Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development and staying informed about the latest advancements in tennis coaching.

How to Apply:

If you are an enthusiastic and dedicated tennis coach ready to contribute to the success of players at Lavie Tennis Academy, please submit your resume, a cover letter, and any relevant coaching credentials to Be sure to include details about your coaching philosophy and experiences that highlight your suitability for this role.

Lavie Tennis Academy is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. We look forward to welcoming a passionate coach to our team!

Blair O’Brien Tennis is seeking to appoint a full time tennis coach to replace a coach who is leaving Auckland. With 9 courts and over 550 members, this is a special opportunity to be part of one of the biggest clubs in Auckland’s North Harbour.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide and maintain high quality individual and group coaching at all levels of the game.
  • Manage all on-court aspects involved with junior and senior coaching programmes including assisting junior coaches.
  • Communicate effectively with the club and head coach, players and parents in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work with a team of coaches towards a shared goal.
  • Provide a safe, fun and inclusive environment for all lessons and the club’s general community.
  • Ability and willingness to restring racquets is desirable but not essential.
  • Available to work a minimum of 5 days a week including Saturday mornings.

Personal Attributes:

  • Willingness to collaborate on courses and coach with a play based approach.
  • A high level of personal integrity and pride in their work, be motivated and willing to learn, honest and reliable, display initiative and able to work in a team.
  • A passion for tennis and coaching, including enhancing the community spirit of the club.
  • Hold strong interpersonal and communication skills for all age groups.
  • Sound English skills.
  • You must be eligible to work in New Zealand, and complete a New Zealand police check.

Preferred Qualifications & Experience:

  • Junior Development Coach qualification, or international equivalent or higher
  • Comprehensive knowledge the Tennis NZ Hot Shots and Tennis Xpress programmes.
  • Minimum two years full time coaching experience for all ages.
  • Strong tennis playing background.

Applicants must be available to work from January 2024. Applicants should send their CV and other supporting details to Blair O’Brien at by 01 December 2023.

Sparta Tennis have a position open for a Senior Coach who can work with all tiers of players from Hot Shots (Red, Orange and Green Stage) through to aspiring performance players and adult groups.

Sparta Tennis is the pre-eminent Junior Development Program in the county with over 20 national junior titles in the past 4 years. The recent NZ 11u and 13u teams all had Sparta Players as the team number 1. As we continue to bring the future waves of NZs best Juniors through we require a coach with the knowledge and experience, but also the passion and desire to put the extra effort in with these players to match what they want to put into the sport.

As with any Tennis Coaching job the hours are mainly outside of school time and include at least one weekend day. But specific hours are flexible within reason.

ITF Level 1 (JDC) or equivalent, or higher preferred, We can assist with ongoing education or upskilling to get a promising applicant to this level.

Any questions or for further information please contact Dwayne +64274434282

Please view this file for a full job description

Job closing date of November 8th for a start date of February 1st 2024.

Golden Bay Tennis Club is looking for a new head coach.

We are a small, rural and friendly club.

Our coach of 15 years has retired and we now look for someone new to take her place.

Traditionally we've had Thursday afternoon as our coaching day for all ages, from 5yo to adults,

and Saturday morning for the younger kids - red, orange and green levels.

This could all change though, to suit a new coach and new ideas...!


Our goal is to give everyone in our community the opportunity to learn and play tennis!

Your main job will be teaching the basics of the game to our children, of all ages and levels, 

but could potentially grow to adult's sessions, private lessons, holiday programs and more.

You will be initially working side by side with the club's committee, our local (volunteer) coach and assisted by teens if necessary.

Your remuneration will come from grants, so for that you need to be formally qualified.

Ideally you'll be living here in the bay, but could also come from "over the hill" once a week or even once a fortnight.


Golden Bay is situated 2 hours north of Nelson.

A fairly isolated, rural, friendly community.

We're surrounded by beautiful beaches and two national parks... so plenty to do.


If you're passionate about tennis, good with youngsters...

Looking for a challenge, or willing to share your experience...

Seeking a place to raise your family, or semi-retire...

Please send us an e-mail to

or get in touch on 0210300585


We are looking for two enthusiastic junior coaches to join our coaching programme at KLTC.

After a successful expansion last year our junior coaches have unfortunately moved away and need replacing.
Join our team and help us grow the clubs programme and meet the demand.
Our amazing head coach, Mareta, has built a highly popular junior programme at our club with approximately 50 juniors of various skills and ages participating.
We also have a casual senior programme that allows seniors who are either beginners or returning to the game to gain the confidence to join more club activities, get some fun exercise or just try us out.

If you join use your role would involve:
- assisting with junior coaching sessions (primary role)
- currently these run on Wednesday and Thursdays from 3pm to approx. 6:45pm,
- assisting with senior coaching sessions
- currently run on demand on Tuesday and Thursday evenings

Potentially the role could grow to running sessions without the head coach in attendance and potentially running interclub coaching sessions.

We are a fun, inclusive club and always welcome our coaches to hang around after coaching ends for a hit with other members.

Please email with applications providing a phone number and time that would be good to call. We will likely arrange a meeting at the club with our head coach.

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Please note: the above job vacancy listing is for New Zealand based clubs and coaches only.