Youth Tennis Coach

  Kids In The Game
  New York City, NY
  Posted/Updated: 10/07/22

Job Summary

**Update** This role has a compensation rate of $35.00 / hour for qualified candidates!



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Kids in the Game sport and enrichment-based programs can be found in schools and communities across New York City, serving thousands of children every year. Our goal is to provide positive experiences and opportunities through sports and creative play. We inspire kids to embrace new experiences, adopt a healthy lifestyle, and build integrity. Our work is focused on achieving five ultimate impacts:

  • Enhancing emotional intelligence
  • Creating a positive sense of self
  • Developing NYC into the nation’s top talent hub Integrating our communities
  • Narrowing the income inequality gaps

Kids in the Game is a Certified B Corporation and we’re committed to doing business for good. We are striving every day to have a positive impact in the lives of our youth, and we believe that it all starts with being the best part of their day.

To learn more about our programs and our team, visit



We are hiring part-time coaches with training to teach tennis classes in our after school sports and enrichment programs. Positions would start in September 2022 and last through May-June 2023. 


About the role: Our tennis coaches are responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing a series of age-appropriate introductory to intermediate-level lessons for children and young adults from Kindergarten to middle school. Typically, our coaches work anywhere from 2-5 days and 10-20 hours per week (depending on availability and skill set) at a competitive hourly rate. 


Position Responsibilities: 

  • Commit to a weekly schedule of tennis classes (2-3 hours per day) at assigned schools located in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx
  • Lead age-appropriate tennis lessons for 10-15 children in our sports specific programs
  • Implement a curriculum of engaging, skill-based activities that can be adapted to children’s various learning styles and developmental needs
  • Demonstrate strong organizational and supervision skills to accompany children to tennis matches throughout the week
  • Display patience and utilize positive behavior management skills to manage children’s behaviors and respond to their needs


Qualifications: If you have experience leading tennis games for large groups of kids, want to become a stronger coach, or already have a background as a tennis coach, this role is for you! 


Weekly Schedule: Our tennis coaches are expected to work 5-10 hours per week to run after school sports classes on weekdays and weekend sports programs. Most sports classes operate 2 days per week (Mon-Fri) and Saturday mornings (9am - 1pm).


Compensation: This is a part-time, hourly position. We offer competitive hourly rates in the range of $30-35 per hour for after school tennis coaches based on prior experience as a general coach, teaching, youth development specialist, or tennis specialist.



Our ideal coach would meet some or all of the following qualifications:

  • Experience coaching/teaching groups of elementary and/or middle school children
  • Possess at least two years of prior coaching/teaching experience in tennis programs; experience with competitive tennis environments is strongly desired
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills to relate to younger children, work with different age groups, and partner with school staff to support children’s physical and emotional need



At Kids in the Game, you can expect to be welcomed into an engaging and spirited environment that emphasizes the importance of teamwork, open communication, and collaboration. We are proud to foster an inclusive environment where our team members feel respected by and connected to one another. We value the unique experiences, perspectives, and passions of our employees, and we look forward to adding dynamic personalities to our team.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: We are committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment for all of our employees. We recruit employees from across the city, state, and country, from all cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. We have developed partnerships with organizations that allow us to target our hiring practices to include chronically discriminated against or low-income groups, and improve their access to high-quality employment opportunities.



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