The Coach in Training at Kids Play Tennis is designed to provide young adults with an opportunity to develop leadership skills and gain hands-on experience in a professional environment.


  • Work at a club that has one of the top 10 and Under Tennis Programs in the area.
  • Hours spent can be used as community service hours for high school or internship credits for college
  • Letter of recommendation provided
  • Improve on pertinent life skills such as teamwork and leadership skills
  • Opportunity to coach in various community tennis programs
  • Coach In Training Certificate from Kids Play Tennis


  • On-court and off-court assistance
  • Delivery of the QuickStart teaching format for kids 10 and under
  • Set-up and tear down of all equipment before and after each lesson/clinic/camp/tournament
  • Assist pro staff with organizing players and be prepared to take charge of small groups of players during tournaments.

You will be given opportunities to lead in programs such as:

  • USTA Tournaments and Play Days (held on Saturday afternoons and evenings September through June and sporadically throughout the summer)
  • Summer Camp and Junior Programs
  • Community events, such as mall events, in-school and after-school program


  • At least 14 years of age
  • Knowledgeable/have a background in tennis
  • Comfortable coaching/working with younger children of all ages and abilities
  • Positive and enthusiastic in all tasks
  • Motivated to improve knowledge and skills
  • Responsible and timely on a daily basis
  • A team player
  • Professional in appearance; wear tennis attire at all times
  • Most importantly, you must LOVE working with kids & be a positive role model