Jobs

Working at Summer Smash Tennis means being part of an engaged, cooperative, and supportive team.

Available positions for the 2021 spring and summer season are now posted below. 

Job Title: Tennis Instructor

Are you an enthusiastic and energetic tennis coach that has a passion for teaching and working with young children?

Summer Smash Tennis in Vancouver is looking to hire an enthusiastic tennis instructor for the outdoor season from May 2021 to August 2021 . The role of the instructor will be to coach lessons during the spring and summer season, including group classes and private lessons. Instructors who possess a playing skill of a minimum 4.5 may have the additional opportunity to provide hitting lessons with adults and high performance juniors.

About Summer Smash: Since 2012, Summer Smash Tennis has provided high quality tennis programs and classes to community centres and schools across Vancouver. Our coaches are certified instructors who have worked with hundreds of students to inspire a passion for tennis and sport. We share a common goal of creating safe, fun, and challenging learning environments for all students. Through the use of the Progressive Tennis teaching method, students are given the foundation to excel as players for life.

Our primary objective is to promote and maintain an interest in the game of tennis within the Vancouver community. Our mission is to create an environment that fosters safety, maximum participation, skill development and enjoyment through casual and competitive tennis.

Job Description: The instructor will be available for the 2021 outdoor tennis season, which runs from the start of May to the end of August. They will be an important part of the coaching team and must be able to follow instructions, work as part of a team, and possess a keen willingness to learn the Summer Smash Tennis progression. Throughout the season the instructors’ main duties will involve group and private lessons for children.  Summer Smash Tennis is seeking a certified tennis instructor/coach to fill the Tennis Instructor position for the 2021 outdoor season that runs from early May to late August.

Responsibilities

  • Learn the Summer Smash Tennis coaching progression 

  • Teach tennis fundamentals to elementary and high school age students, following our progression

  • Work closely and cooperatively with the coaching team to ensure safe and productive lessons

  • Communicate with the Summer Smash Tennis organization in a professional manner  

  • Maintain a positive learning environment for students 

  • Ensure equipment and work spaces are left tidy for other coaches

Qualifications:

  • Current Tennis Canada/TPA Instructor certification or international equivalent (minimum)

  • An understanding of the Progressive Tennis model (red, orange, green ball model)

  • Experience coaching children’s tennis lessons or camps

  • Experience working with young people (4 - 13 years old)

  • Up to date Criminal Record Check

  • First Aid/CPR preferred but not mandatory

  • Friendly, caring, hardworking, high-energy, punctual, reliable, and willingness to learn

Hours and Compensation

  • 15 to 30 hours of coaching per week

  • $18/hr - $45/hr depending on lesson type and coach experience

Please send your CV as well as any references to info@summersmastennis.ca as these positions will be filled ASAP. Compensation will be based on the candidates level of certification and experience. We thank you for your interest, only those who are being considered will be contacted.

 

Applications close June 14, 2021.

Job Title: Early Childhood Physical Education Teacher

Are you an enthusiastic and energetic early childhood educator that has a passion for physical literacy and working with young children?

Summer Smash Tennis in Vancouver is looking to hire an enthusiastic and energetic early childhood educator with a background in teaching physical education. The role of the teacher is to lead tennis classes for ages 4 - 7 with support from a Tennis Canada Certified Instructor, focusing on physical literacy and fundamental movement. Camps will run from July 5th - August 27th, 2021. 

About Summer Smash: Since 2012, Summer Smash Tennis has provided high quality tennis programs and classes to community centres and schools across Vancouver. Our coaches are certified instructors who have worked with hundreds of students to inspire a passion for tennis and sport. We share a common goal of creating safe, fun, and challenging learning environments for all students. Through the use of the Progressive Tennis teaching method, students are given the foundation to excel as players for life.

Job Description: The teacher will be available for the 2021 outdoor tennis season beginning July 5th and ending August 27th. They will be an important part of the coaching team and must be able to follow instructions, work as part of a team, and learn the Summer Smash Tennis teaching progression. Training will be administered by Summer Smash Tennis.

Responsibilities

  • Learn the Summer Smash Tennis teaching progression

  • Teach fundamental movement and basic tennis to preschool and kindergarten age students, following our progression

  • Work cooperatively with the coaching team to ensure safe and productive lessons

  • Ensure equipment and work spaces are left tidy for the next teacher

  • Maintain a positive learning environment for students 

  • Communicate with the Summer Smash Tennis organization in a professional manner  

 

Qualifications

  • B. Ed with Elementary qualifications

  • BC Ministry Teaching Certification or equivalent

  • 2-3 years of full-time elementary teaching experience

  • Coaching background is an asset

  • Athletic background is an asset

  • Up to date Criminal Record Check

  • First Aid/CPR preferred but not mandatory

  • Friendly, caring, hardworking, high-energy, punctual, reliable, and willing to learn

Hours and Compensation

  • Hours:  9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday 

  • 15 to 30 hours of teaching per week

  • $25/hr - $45/hr
     

Please send your CV as well as any references to info@summersmastennis.ca as these positions will be filled ASAP. Compensation will be based on certification/experience. We thank you for your interest, only those who are being considered will be contacted.
 

Applications close June 14, 2021.