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Tennis Coaching Apprentice WORLD CLASS SPORTS TRAINING LTD.

An opportunity for an apprentice to learn a dual role of tennis coaching and project work. How to coach tennis to youngsters from 2 years of age to adult level, giving them the tools, knowledge, and accreditation to help improve a player’s game. They will work alongside experienced tennis coaches who have coached all the way to the professional game.

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Closing date: 07 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £7,800.00

    £150p/w Upon passing LTA Level 1 – Weekly pay rises to £165.00 per week - Company pays course fee (Company Approved Courses) Upon passing LTA Level 2 – Weekly pay will rise to £180.00 per week - Company pays course fee (Company Approved Courses)

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday - 10.00am - 6.00pm. Flexible working Rota which includes Saturday and Sunday 9am - 4pm. 30 hours per week.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    07 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000084502

  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Coaching:

  • To assist the lead tennis coach in the delivery of the sessions
  • To help setup and pack down equipment before, during and after sessions
  • To feed balls for all types of shots, give instructions to students and control and organise the class according to the direction given by the lead tennis coach
  • To assist the lead coach in designing lesson plans and/or providing relevant development goals for the group
  • To help deliver every lesson according to health and safety regulations
  • To advertise the club daily by distributing leaflets, posters, and trial lesson vouchers to anyone enquiring for lessons
  • Provide an excellent customer service by being friendly and approachable
  • Ensure that all coaching certification, DBS Checks and Safeguarding Workshops are kept up to date and are current
  • Organising the admin side by updating player details on the database and keeping registers up to date on the system
  • Helping to answer customer inbound customer enquiries and assisting with booking requests and sales
  • Project Work (Successful candidates will work across one or more of the below projects depending on their skill sets, interests and priorities of the business)
  • Venue Growth Plan - helping to research new venues to launch into across the UK producing data on demographics, competitor analysis etc.
  • Graphic Design - helping to create new characters to help one of our brands enter the NFT and gamification market. Also working on developing a new fashion range. This would require creative skills
  • Venue Management and Operations - learning to do marketing, sales, scheduling, equipment management, and recruitment to help develop a successful venue
  • Technology - working on a series of new apps to help strengthen the product offering in the digital world. Also responsible for mapping out user journey flows and designing websites on the front end
  • Commercial Sales - working on helping us land commercial deals in retail for a new athletic wear fashion range, as well as Be An Icon and Teddy Tennis product ranges
  • Social Media - specifically working on developing our YouTube channel to build high quality content that we can put out on a consistent basis to grow our subscriber base. Apprentices will also work across other social media platforms including Tik Tok, Instagram and Facebook to ensure we are fully integrated
  • Sales and Marketing - helping to contribute to new campaigns and initiatives to attract a younger audience for our brand and to ensure each venue is fully optimised with bookings

Day to day, the apprentices will be performing a mixture of on court activities with office work. Every day will be different and across the apprenticeship, we will give each apprentice the opportunity to work across multiple areas of the business to maximise their learning experience with us.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Richmond upon Thames College working in partnership with Harlequins Foundation, one of the world’s most famous rugby clubs
  • Flexible delivery College/Harlequins/workplace
  • Community Sports Activator Level 2
  • ·Functional skills (Maths & English) if needed 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Our vision from the apprenticeship scheme is to help equip an apprentice to be able to lead sessions across the spectrum of mini tennis (2-11 Years), so they have the confidence and knowledge to plan, coordinate and coach sessions which are fun, educational and inspirational - our three key pillars to a great lesson.

We would also help train the coaches so they have the experience and skill set to be able to successfully manage and grow a venue on behalf of the brand in accordance with our growth strategy. It would be our intention depending on the apprentice performance to give them the opportunity to build a long career with us!


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Physical fitness, Enthusiastic and Energetic, Willingness to learn, Passion for Sport/Tennis, Empathetic, Driven and Entrepreneurial, Proactive, Ambitious and a doer, Reliable and Punctual

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired
BTEC or equivalent Sport (Grade Level 1 or 2) Desired

Things to consider

Office (Ladbroke Grove, London) Coaching Sites - Kensington & Chelsea, Ravenscourt Park, Mayfair, Highgate, Hampstead, Stanmore, Northwood, Tooting, Stratford. The successful candidate will need to pass a DBS check. We will help all Apprentices gain their LTA Level 1 accreditation We will do 1 Coach Education Session a week with the wider team to help build a culture and a space for learning amongst the team Every apprentice will be assigned a mentor/buddy in the business who they can reach out to for help and guidance on a regular basis. They will also help them ease into the business and meet the other team members Every apprentice will be actively involved in organising regular socials

About the employer

We are an entrepreneurial business with the vision to create a network of high performance tennis academies around the UK to help inspire the next generation of tennis champions.

Employer

WORLD CLASS SPORTS TRAINING LTD.

Address

1 Bell Street

2nd Floor

London

NW1 5BY

Contact

Bob Morton/ Aubrey Barrett

Info@worldclasssportstraining.com

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Training

Training provider

RICHMOND UPON THAMES COLLEGE

Contact

Llinos Morris

llinos.morris@rutc.ac.uk

+442086078037

Apprenticeship standard

Community activator coach

Level 2 (GCSE)


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