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Career Opportunities In Tennis

 

FIND YOURSELF IN THE GAME!
You may have discovered tennis at a city park, private club, summer camp, or PE class. You may have been introduced to the game by a relative, friend, teacher, coach, or pro. If you’d like to take your passion for the sport to another level, there are many opportunities within the sport to do just that. There are countless opportunities within the sport to volunteer or pursue part time or full time careers.

Tennis needs you—and your passion—to help keep the sport growing strong. Here are just a few examples of ways in which you can parlay your passion into opportunities within the sport.
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NOT FOR PROFIT AND SPORT GOVERNANCE
This sector includes the USTA, the national governing body for tennis in the U.S., which is a volunteer-based organization devoted to growing the game. Both volunteer and professional opportunities are available at the USTA National headquarters in White Plains, N.Y., and at the association’s 17 sections throughout the country. USTA Logo Spelled Out on Black
   
TEACHING & COACHING

There are two tennis teaching organizations in the U.S. The USPTA has more than 13,000 certified pros in this country, and another 1,500 work in some 80 countries outside the U.S.  The USPTR counts approximately 14,000 members in 117 countries.

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EQUIPMENT AND COURT MANUFACTURERS AND RETAILERS

Thousands of people work in this sector and although the organizational structures are more traditionally corporate by design, many, if not most, of the employees of these companies started out as tennis players and combined a passion for the game with education and skill sets that lend themselves to this business area. In addition, small tennis specialty stores offer the opportunity for entrepreneurial types to own a tennis business of their own.

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TENNIS COMMUNICATIONS

Tennis offers up exciting avenues across multiple media platforms. Writers, editors, and graphic designers are just a few of the roles available in the tennis communications sector.

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SEARCH FOR TENNIS JOBS

If you have a passion for tennis, you should consider working in the tennis industry—an opportunity might just exist to combine your love for the game with a rewarding career pathway.  The website  www.careersintennis.com is a job search site hosted by the Tennis Industry Association. It’s a great place to start if you’re interested in working  in the sport!

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