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Careers with Vida

Do you have a passion for tennis and want to make a career in the industry?

 

Tennis is a sport for life, and the team at Vida share a passion and love for the game of tennis on a daily basis. We are always looking for like minded people who share our desire to create life opportunities for each individual through tennis to join our team. These life opportunities do not just exists for the people who we coach, but the people who work as part of the coaching team. If you are interested in making a career in the tennis industry then you have come to the right place.

Welcome to the Vida Team

Why Join Our Team

Vida Tennis prides itself on being a learning environment. As part of the Vida group you will have access to;

  • Ongoing coach education (we have our own internal platform)
  • Leadership development
  • Clear development pathway
  • Accountability buddies and progression plans to achieve your goals
  • Flexible work hours
  • A variety of lessons types from Hots Shots to High Performance
  • Great facilities, equipment and environment
  • Off court business development & education
  • A great culture to be involved in
  • Opportunity to work across a range of venues (or just one)
  • Opportunity to work across a range of Vida business units

What we are looking for

The Vida Team is looking for the following qualities in a person to join our group;

  • Passionate about the sport
  • Loves to work in a team but can also self direct
  • Share our values and understands the importance of culture
  • Have a tennis background
  • Have a desire to be a life long learner
  • Enjoys educating and helping people grow
  • Wants to develop their own vision & career pathway alongside ours
  • Self motivated & professional
  • Finds the little things important
  • Formal qualification not essential
  • Tennis Australia qualification not essential but you need to show a willingness to attain one

Positions Available

 

Vida Tennis is always looking for talent passionate people to join our team. If there are no positions listed below and you feel like you would be a great fit for our business please feel free to touch base.

Senior Coach - Altona Tennis Club

If you have a passion for coaching and would love to be part of a growing team, then Vida Tennis has the right position for you. We are seeking a senior coach to join our team at the Altona Tennis Club, the largest club & coaching venue in the Western Region of Melbourne.

The successful candidate will start as an on court part time employee (25 hours per week, pro rata annual leave and entitlements). There is scope for the right person to move into a full time position with off court management roles. The initial on court coaching hours will be to deliver Hot Shots groups lessons, adult sessions, squads (both green ball and hard ball) and private lessons. There is also a very active hot shots league, strong junior competition, schools programs and other growth opportunities.

Vida Tennis provides all their team the opportunity to access our internal training and development platform which helps grow the coach both on and off the court. We have a large network to share ideas and opportunities.

To succeed in this position, you will need to be a Tennis Australia Coach Member, have a current Working With Children's Check and it is preferable you have a Club Professional qualification but this is not essential (but you will need a willingness to become a Club Professional Tennis Australia coach), as well as the following knowledge, skills and attributes:

  • A passion for tennis and for working with children
  • Alignment with the Vida Tennis values
  • The ability to develop and build strong professional relationships with the Vida Team, students, parents, club members and the tennis community.
  • Well organised and love of learning and growing your knowledge
  • Show initiative and creativity

If you are up for a challenge, want to be part of our team and think you can make a difference, this is the position for you!

Please email info@vidatennis.com.au a short brief about yourself and why you think we would be a great fit for each other.

The Vida Coach Pathway

Vida Tennis has a pathway for each coach which we tailored to the individuals needs. There are many reasons why people get started in the tennis industry and understanding the "why" is important in getting the best outcome for an individual.

Each coach with Vida is an employee (casual, part time or full time) and there is a progression pathway which is continually assessed. There are several options within the company;

  • Casual employee - hourly rate plus superannuation
  • Casual employee with a bonus program attached
  • Part-time employee (with bonus programs)
  • Full time employee (with bonus programs)
  • Work to own program

Coach pay rates are clearly defined in the employee contract which also highlights the progression process and bonus / incentive program roles. There are options to fit most coaches goals and vision. Weather you are a uni student looking for a part time job or a career coach looking for a long term plan, the options are there. As a coach progresses through their pathway they have the option to take on more responsibility, such as managing programs, venues or a school. Progressions are only limited to the attitude and desire of the coach with ownership of business units an option for the right people. There are many examples currently in the Vida team where a coach has been part of the "work to own" program and is now an owner of their business unit.

Our Values that drive our Culture

Meet the leaders

Vida Tennis was founded in 1998 and operated out of a singles venue at the Veneto Club in Bulleen. Over the past years the company has grown rapidly which has been as a result of a clear and strategic plan as well as the development of a quality team. We prided ourselves on having a number of leaders across the variety of areas within the company. Below are some of these people;

Kane Dewhurst - Director Vida Tennis

  • Tennis Australia Master Club Professional & Talent Development Coach
  • Tennis Australia Coach Education Learning Facilitator
  • 2013 Finalist Entrepreneur of the Year

Vince Dattoli - Director Vida Tennis

  • Tennis Australia Club Professional & Talent Development Coach
  • AFL Level 2 Coach
  • Director Vida Footy

Mark Peel - Director Vida Tennis West

  • Tennis Australia Club Professional & Talent Development Coach

Ryan Palfrey - Director Vida Tennis Essendon

  • Tennis Australia Club Professional & Talent Development Coach

Paul Vassallo & Sean Hosemans - Directors Vida Tennis Epping

  • Tennis Australia High Performance
  • Talent Development Coaches

Ashleigh Richardson - Head Coach Vida Tennis Bulleen

  • Tennis Australia Club Professional

Angelo Giampaolo - Head Coach Vida Tennis Glen Iris

  • Tennis Australia Club Professional

David Jonker - Director Vida Tennis Swan Hill

Damien Lafont - Director of Vida Mind

Justin Raiti - Director of Vida Footy

Anthony Rocca - Director of Vida Footy

 

I have been with the Vida team for just over four years now since relocating to Melbourne from Darwin. The pathway for a career within the company was a very strong reason why I joined the team in the first place and it has enabled me to now be running one of the largest Tennis Club's in the north of Melbourne, the Essendon Tennis Club. It is great to be part of a team where we can bounce ideas off each other and continue to challenge each other and learn.

Ryan Palfrey
Essendon

I loved my time in the Vida Team coaching the majority of the time at the Glen Iris Valley Tennis Club but also at a variety of other venues. After finishing year 12 tennis coaching gave me a great experience in the work force while I was studying law. The Vida team became like family and I felt like I learnt so much from all the team. The best part about working with Vida was that I felt valued and that I had the opportunity to grow in their environment. Tennis will stay part of my life forever.

Blake Robertson
Glen Iris Valley

Join Our Team

If you think we are a great fit for each other.....

Call us (03 9457 7248) or email us at info@vidatennis.com.au

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