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Sumner Tennis & Squash Club Inc. (STSC) is seeking to appoint a Tennis Head Coach.

STSC is one of the few combined racquets clubs in Canterbury and, like Sumner itself, it has a real community atmosphere. Our club’s junior section is exceptionally strong with regional and national players having emerged from our courts, plus we enjoy one of the largest adult memberships in Canterbury - many of whom are eager to improve their on-court skills. STSC was recognised as 2021 Club of the Year at the recent Tennis Canterbury Awards and enjoys a full membership with a waitlist.

Sumner is a beautiful coastal village with surfing beaches, an abundance of restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, and even has it’s on cinema.

As STSC Head Coach, you will be working closely with the President, Club Captain, Committee, Junior Administrator and Hotshots Coordinator.


  • Appropriate work visa or be a NZ resident
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • A positive and enthusiastic attitude with the highest level of professionalism and presentation
  • An outgoing and dynamic personality that can relate easily to both adults and juniors.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Professional Club Coach/ITF Level2/ or very experienced JDC

Weekly Duties:

  • Hot Shots Coaching
  • Junior Group Coaching
  • Development and nurturing of talented Junior Players.
  • Adult Group Coaching
  • Cardio Tennis
  • Private Junior/ Senior lessons
  • Administrative work
  • Communication with the club, players and parents in a timely manner.
  • Willingness to represent the club in the interclub competition would be a bonus.

Additional Duties as required

  • Holiday Camps
  • Tournament Organisation and assistance
  • In School Tennis

Remuneration will be discussed with interested applicants with the possibility of a retainer/base contract offered to the right candidate.

Applicants for this position should have NZ Residency or be a NZ Citizen.

Applications close: 31 May 2022
Preferred Start date: Ideally between 11 - 25 July 2022 or by mutual agreement.

For more details, please phone or email Kate ( or phone 021 505 980.

All applications must be accompanied with a CV and cover letter