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Thursday, July 3, 2014

DAILY TENNIS NEWS - BRIEFS

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Middle Sunday 

Wimbledon and its’ Championships are brimful of traditions and one of the most long-standing is the rest day on the Middle Sunday of the event when an air of calm descends on the grounds of the All England Club.

“We have to rethink about this Sunday because the day was beautiful,” said Djokovic, mindful that play on the middle Sunday last occurred ten years ago after bad weather in the first week. “No other Grand Slam has this particular rule.

 

After A Wimbledon Loss, What To Do?

When Rafael Nadal faced up to his Wimbledon exit a day previously, he maintained his immediate destination was a beach in Majorca.

Unseated champion Andy Murray insisted he will adopt a different reaction to defeat and maintains he will head straight for the practice courts and gymnasium to get even stronger for the upcoming US Open series campaign.

 

Raonic Sees Vast Improvement In The Second Group

Milos Raonic feels the ground may be shifting under ATP top four players, with the Canadian determined to try and do some damage to the elite as he faces Roger Federer in the Canadian's first Wimbledon semi-final.

 

Federer Is Giving Fatherly Advice to Father-To- Be Djokovic

As a parent of two sets of twins, Roger Federer is in a unique position for dispensing child-rearing advice. - which is exactly what expectant father and Wimbledon rival Novak Djokovic is seeking.

The Serb's fiancée Jelena Rustic is due to give birth in the coming months, with the Wimbledon top seed keen to get a heads-up on what he can expect once his child comes into the world.

       

FEATURED TENNIS JOB OPENING

Senior Coach At Junior Tennis Champions Center

Junior Tennis Champions Center, a certified Regional Training Center and 2013 Developmental Program of the Year in the US, is seeking a senior coach.

JTCC is  committed to producing the highest caliber of players and coaches in the country. JTCC has a complete proven pathway from U10 to Grand Slam and college tennis as well as an excellent internal coaching education program. This position aims to address both of these aspects in seeking an experienced individual who is dedicated to high performance player development. The position will provide the opportunity to work closely with senior directors Vesa Ponkka and Frank Salazar – two of the top developmental coaches in the country who were each recognized as the United States Olympic Coach of the Year.  In addition, this position will also have the opportunity to work with JTCC advisors, Pat Etcheberry and Mats Wilander.

To apply, email resume to Vesa Ponkka at vponkka@jtcc.org

Organization:   Junior Tennis Champions Center
Location:         5200 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740
Supervisor:      Senior Directors of Tennis, JTCC
Salary:             Full-Time salary range: $70,000-$80,000/year (plus private lessons) with benefits including health insurance and paid vacation

Organization Overview

Junior Tennis Champions Center (JTCC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is a world-class junior developmental training program operating at the Tennis Center at College Park, MD. Selected as the first United States Tennis Association Regional Training Center, JTCC provides a pathway for players from their introduction to the game to top-tier collegiate and professional competition. The Tennis Center at College Park, which was named a 2013 USTA Facility of the Year, is a 32-court full service club located conveniently to serve the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

A candidate should possess the following:

§  Professional and/or DI playing experience
§  5 plus years of prior high performance coaching experience
§  Leadership and management skills
§  Availability to travel locally, nationally and internationally (6-8 weeks per year)
§  Positive attitude and strong work ethic
§  Energy and enthusiasm for growing the game of tennis
§  USPTA/PTR certification
§  If hired, applicant must provide paperwork to prove that he/she can be employed legally in the United States.

 

Daily Tennis News—Business

Bob Larson Tennis produces several tennis newsletters. One of these is Daily Tennis News—Business. This publication is a daily report on the money in tennis; Who is getting the money, Where does it come from, What do they do with it and Where does it go.

If you are interested in the business side of tennis, you will find it interesting.  For a free copy of Daily Tennis News—Business, just send an email to bob@tennisnews.com and say you want a sample of Tennis Business.

 


Business Opportunity

Unique Opportunity For An Entrepreneur

Teddy Tennis, the innovative, educational program for children ages 2- 6 is expanding in the US and selected International markets. Teddy Tennis is truly sport, music, fun and an interactive adventure for the young. This teaching method has proved to create a new, profitable income stream because both kids and parents love it and come back for more.  

The music and pictures of bears playing tennis captivates the kids.  It helps enhance coordination, speeds up the learning process and builds communication skills and team work. 

Since Teddy Tennis requires only a small space, it is very successful in schools, nurseries, churches in addition to the traditional clubs.

If interested, please review the website, teddytennis.com, and contact:

DAVE GRANT
Manager – Business Development  
Office  864 719 0180
Cell   609 284 1565
Email  dave@teddytennis.com
Skype   dave_grant 204   

Teddy Tennis     -   Sport, music and fun for the very young.     

www.teddytennis.com

 

Tennis Job of the Day

La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, California, seeks a tennis concierge. 760 438 9111.

Bob Larson’s Tennis publishes Daily Tennis Jobs newsletter, a daily list of available tennis jobs throughout the US market. Only $10 a month.  For a free sample of the current list, just email bob@tennisnews.com and say you want a free sample of Jobs.

 

Tennis Job of the Week

Brigham Young University – Men’s Assistant Tennis Coach

Position Description: Brigham Young University has an opening for a part-time Men’s Tennis assistant coach. The assistant coach will support the head coach in all aspects of the men’s tennis program, including but not limited to recruiting, team scheduling, player development, and alumni and booster relations.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Division I coaching and/or playing pro tour-level experience preferred

  • Experience coaching high-level players preferred

  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations

  • Knowledge of and commitment to the BYU Honor Code

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Application Procedure: All applications must be completed online at http://yjobs.byu.edu/postings/3917. Position is open until 6/30/14.

 

TENNIS JOB OF THE MONTH

USTA New England Executive Director

USTA New England is seeking a dynamic and proven leader to serve as Executive Director. Headquartered in Westborough, MA, the Executive Director (ED) will work with the Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, partners and all stakeholders to implement USTA New England policies, execute the Strategic Plan provided by the Board, manage the day-to-day operations, and carry forth our mission to promote and develop the growth of tennis. 

The Organization

USTA New England (USTANE), a 501(C)4 nonprofit organization, is one of 17 sections of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), the national governing body for the sport of tennis. The USTA owns and operates the US Open, the largest annually attended sporting event in the world, and the 94 Pro Circuit events through the US.  It selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic teams.  With 772,000 members, USTA invests 100% of its proceeds to promote and develop the growth of tennis, from the grassroots to the professional level.

Founded in 1927 as the New England Lawn Tennis Association, USTANE now serves more than 34,000 individual members, 500 organizational members, and 475 volunteers.   With a $3 million budget and staff of 18, USTANE increases participation in the sport in New England by offering quality recreational and competitive programs for people of all ages and abilities. 

USTANE's Strategic Plan highlights the core values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, accountability, inclusivity and service.

Strategic Priorities include membership growth, USTA Jr. Team Tennis (youth), USTA League Tennis (adults), USTA School Tennis and Diversity and Inclusion as well as partnership development, USTA player development and volunteer development. 

Current programs include:

  • Jr. Team Tennis - the largest youth tennis program in the country for boys and girls ages 5-18

  • Junior and Adult Tournaments

  • 10 and Under Tennis - helping kids learn real tennis with right-size equipment and have real fun doing it

  • USTA League - the country's largest recreational tennis league

  • School Tennis - teacher training, curriculum, equipment assistance, technical support and coach recognition

  • Tennis On Campus - providing college students with opportunities to play tennis without the rigors of a varsity program

  • Training for coaches, volunteers, parents, after school providers and teachers

  • USTA/National Junior Tennis and learning network (NJTL) - nationwide community tennis organizations' registry

  • New England Wheelchair Tennis Camp

  • USPTA Certification

  • PTR Certification

  • Adaptive Tennis - recreational tennis opportunities for individuals with differing abilities and circumstances

  • Grants to assist organizations in initiating or expanding tennis programming

Board members include representatives of Connecticut, Maine, Eastern and Western Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont as well as members-at-large.  The Board members serve on 17 active Committees along with Association members.

For more information, please see www.newengland.usta.com.

Key Responsibilities and Focus Areas for the Executive Director

Leadership

  • Work closely with the Board, State Associations, staff and stakeholders to effectively implement and execute USTANE's Strategic Plan

  • Provide services and resources to manage all programs and opportunities to promote, develop and grow the game of tennis

  • Create and develop new strategies that will lead the organization to the next level of growth and increase tennis participation in New England

  • Serve as an advocate and spokesperson for USTANE

  • Represent USTANE at USTA National Meetings, Executive Directors Meetings, and with State Associations, partners, and all stakeholders throughout New England

Management

  • Take responsibility for the overall business operations of USTANE, including program development and delivery, marketing, financial and budget administration, supervision of staff, and implementation of the Strategic Plan

  • Demonstrate effective communication, collaboration, and team building

  • Manage and develop a high-performing team and foster growth and development among the staff

  • Provide essential support, training and leadership to all staff in executing and achieving goals and objectives

Partnerships

  • Collaborate and build key relationships internally and externally, with staff, members and volunteers

  • Cultivate existing and future Board member relationships and fully engage with Board leadership and governance structure

  • Build and maintain sustainable partnerships between USTANE and the constituencies it serves

  • Work with USTA National Office and ensure USTANE's compliance with all obligations

Qualifications, experience and characteristics desired:

The ideal candidate for this exciting opportunity will be an experienced professional able to demonstrate:

  • Proven leadership and management skills

  • Ability to work in a shared-leadership not-for-profit staff/volunteer organization

  • Understanding of how to work effectively with the Board of Directors

  • Experience working with and ability to engage and motivate volunteers

  • Ability to build and grow key relationships with all partners and stakeholders

  • Strategic and innovative thinking with exceptional problem solving skills and adaptability

  • Commitment to excellence, collaboration and team building

  • Exceptional verbal communication, with strong presentation and written skills

  • Track record of management success with financial, planning and operations responsibilities

  • Commitment to inclusivity and diversity in the workplace, with volunteers and membership

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and customer service focus

  • Passion, integrity and accountability

  • Bachelor's Degree required; Master's preferred

  • Experience working in membership organization a plus

To apply, send cover letter, resume and salary history to Susan Egmont at Egmont Associates, segmont@egmontassociates.com.

 

Club For Lease

Are you a Tennis Pro looking to own your own business? There is an opportunity for you at a Tennis Club in Southern Vermont. We are looking for a Tennis Pro to take over the club. The club is for lease for 1,000 a month with the option to buy. The individual would be responsible to pay all Operating Expenses including Property Taxes. The Club has 2 Indoor Hard and 2 Outdoor Clay Courts and a Fitness Facility. Ideal situation for a Tennis Pro.

Contact Bob Cofer at (860)482-9424 or bob@pinewoodsclub.com.

 

Want to Buy a Club

Investor looking to lease or purchase tennis club/facility. . .  Preferably in South Florida, but open to other parts of the country.  Interested parties may contact bob@tennisnews.com.


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