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Tennis Instructor

Rate of pay: Group $12.00/hour Private $21.00/hour

Work location: Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex

What you will learn

You can expect to learn skills such as professionalism, balancing priorities, time management skills, communication skills, and working with people from diverse backgrounds as well as part of a team.  Although your job in the Division of Student Life may not be directly related to your future profession, the skills you learn here will help you in your chosen career path and give you valuable work experience to strengthen your resume.

Basic job function

Teach group lessons to adults and juniors of all ages and skill levels.


  • Teach age and skill appropriate group lessons. (Private lessons, optional)
  • Create a disciplined, fun and challenging learning environment for the students.
  • Prepare lesson plans ahead of time when leading the class.
  • Evaluate and offer feedback to students.
  • Report progress to parents/guardians as needed and help answer any questions they may have.
  • Participate in staff meetings and trainings as requested.
  • Assist with occasional special events and tournaments.
  • Promote the growth of tennis.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum tennis playing experience:  High school, USTA tournaments or equivalent.
  • Must be dependable.
  • Ability to interact with diverse groups through a variety of situations.

Training requirements

  • Criminal Background Check upon hire
  • Recreational Service Orientation

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