Tennis Manager

Life Time Fitness Norcross, GA

About the Job

General Summary

Responsible for the overall direction, coordination and supervision of the Tennis Department. Ensure Tennis Pros achieve or exceed monthly revenue goal. Maintain the Tennis Department business plan and budget. Coach Tennis Pros to initiate, develop, and maintain personalized relationships with Members. Provide excellent tennis instruction and customer service to encourage repeat business.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

Member Experience Management

  • Develop safe, professional, and comprehensive tennis lessons and programs to ensure students develop along a pathway that will encourage continued involvement and a positive NPS.
  • Monitor, demonstrate, and instruct students on proper technique and strategies to improve their overall tennis game
  • Ensure students understand tennis rules, scoring procedures, safety rules and tennis etiquette
  • Ensure all tennis facilities and equipment are clean, organized and in good working condition
  • Quickly and efficiently respond to member questions, comments, and concerns

Sales & Promotion
  • Direct promotional effort aimed at involving current members with programs, tournaments and special events, fully utilizing available marketing support and tools.
  • Actively participate in the system wide sales effort with Membership Advisors and Member Activities, ensuring tennis is an integral component of the Life Time brand
  • Direct a comprehensive effort aimed at integrating new members into the Life Time tennis program.
  • Identify inactive tennis players and re-engage them in appropriate programs.
  • Actively develop a positive image for Life Time Tennis in the community through involvement with schools, community education programs, charities and fund raisers.
  • Ensure Tennis Pros and Staff are promoting and selling Tennis programs, lessons, court time, equipment, etc. and encouraging repeat business
  • Work closely with other Life Time business units to raise awareness about Tennis and look for ways to partner with them in improving the member experience
  • Promote all Life Time Fitness programs, products, and services

Financial & Budgetary
  • Responsible for achieving or exceeding tennis department monthly and annual revenue and EBIDTA goals
  • Maintain a detailed accounting of financial results and participate in monthly financial meetings with General Manager and National Tennis Director.
  • Actively manage expenses of the Tennis department, including tennis pros, desk labor, ops labor and supplies, while reducing or eliminating non-essential expenses

Managerial & Supervisory
  • Monitor Tennis Pros daily, weekly and monthly revenue and lesson totals to ensure they achieve or exceed goal
  • Create weekly Pro Shop and/or tennis desk schedule and assign Tennis Pros to classes and lessons
  • Coordinate court scheduling, billing and program registration
  • Train and develop staff through quality orientations, direction, and feedback
  • Assess individual performance, provide feedback, and provide employee recognition
  • Coach and counsel Tennis Pros
  • Assist in recruiting and interviewing for the tennis department
  • Make hiring, promotion, disciplinary and termination recommendations to the General Manager
  • Complete tennis department payroll and new hire paperwork
  • Facilitate tennis department meetings
  • Attend Manager and \"all club\" meetings

Responsibilities of All Positions
  • Support and articulate the Life Time mission statement
  • Adhere to company policies and procedures
  • Ensure cleanliness of the club using all 5 senses: Sight to ensure club is neat and orderly
  • Sound to ensure music/sound levels are appropriate
  • Touch to ensure floors, countertops, etc are clean and dry
  • Taste to ensure food & beverages in the cafeĀ© are up-to-standards
  • Smell to ensure the club is fresh and odor free

Customer Service:
  • Demonstrate positive attitude and actions through a display of courtesy, service, cooperation, hospitality, sensitivity, and professionalism to internal and external customers

  • Safety responsibilities
  • Comply with all company safety rules
  • Use all required safety devices and personal protection equipment
  • Report accidents and injuries to supervisor as soon as possible
  • Participate in safety training and safety inspections
  • Suggest methods of preventing hazards to safety committee

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED
  • College degree in Sport and Recreation or related field preferred

  • Ten years experience teaching tennis lessons

Licenses / Certifications / Registrations:
  • USPTA/PTR certification
  • USTA Sport Science or High Performance
  • CPR/AED certification received within 30 days of hire

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
  • Excellent customer service skills, friendly, outgoing, and positive attitude
  • Ability to build positive relationship with members and team members
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to resolve conflicts in a professional, tactful manner
  • Comfortable working with all age groups
  • Ability to multi-task and learn quickly
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Thorough knowledge of the game of tennis
  • Effective teaching styles and techniques

Language Ability:
  • Language AbilityIntermediateAbility to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization in English.

Math Ability:
  • Mathematical SkillsIntermediateAbility to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply basic concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:
  • Reasoning AbilityIntermediate SkillsAbility to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Technical Skills:
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Microsoft Outlook.

Physical Demands:
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; ability to climb ladders. The employee is occasionally required to sit.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment:
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The work is performed in an athletic club environment. The noise level is usually moderate to high.