Junior Tennis Champions Center – Full-time junior high-performance coach

Full-time Junior High-Performance Coach is a combined hourly employment with benefits. The position is designed to fulfill the mission of developing the student athlete to the highest level. The full-time HP Coach will:

  • Teaches all types of programming on the course with an emphasis on the Junior Pathway
  • Organize and implement quality classes, clinics
  • Track record of growing participation in youth sports programs
  • Work with the Senior Director of Player Development on areas of growth, options for increased revenue, or issues that need solving

About our company:

JTCC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that offers tennis programs for all ages and abilities in the Washington, DC area. Through its programs in College Park, Maryland, student-athletes learn valuable life skills and train toward collegiate tennis
Scholarship. JTCC’s community impact initiatives offer adaptive tennis programs at their facility, including wheelchair, Special Olympics and veterans programs, as well as free tennis lessons and academic enrichment for youth in underserved areas of DC and Prince George’s County. JTCC also offers a fully developed adult tennis path that includes a unique beginner program designed to broaden the base of the sport. Together, these powerful programs support JTCC’s goal of transforming lives through tennis.

The JTCC School emphasizes academic excellence and character development for its students and has used the Laurel Springs School’s online curriculum for over 18 years. Laurel Springs’ collegiate program is NCAA accredited and offers students the flexibility they need
Train and compete at the highest levels of junior tennis, ensuring everyone who graduates is fully college prepared. JTCC graduates are ready for the demands of top collegiate tennis while continuing their education at a variety of leading colleges and colleges
universities in the United States.

JTCC underscores its commitment to the growth of the sport of tennis through its community outreach programs by offering free tennis lessons to underserved youth, military veterans, Special Olympians and adaptive athletes. This important initiative promotes health and well-being and encourages personal growth through sportsmanship, competitiveness, independence and teamwork that opens doors to future success. Using a unique mentoring model, JTCC’s players and coaches commit to community-centric mentoring each year to both maintain and strengthen the bonds and friendships between the organization and its distinctive communities.

A milestone in its impressive history, JTCC was selected by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) as its first regional training center in 2008, and was subsequently named USTA Development Program of the Year in 2013 and 2017. JTCC won the “USTA Outstanding
Plant 2022” was awarded. Additionally, three JTCC coaches have been named USTA Development Coach of the Year in its 23-year history, the most of any training center or club in the nation. JTCC President Vesa Ponkka, Senior Director of Player Development Ali Agnamba and
Former JTCC coach Frank Salazar won the award.


  • This position is designed to be “on site” and requires staff to be on site in the office to complete the duties associated with the position
  • Expect to teach approximately 34 hours per week
  • Create a fun, energetic and engaging on-court experience for all players
  • Create player development plans and manage player development
  • Provide appropriate feedback during point-and-match play
  • National travel required
  • Ensuring smooth operations with equipment setup, cleaning, attendance and reporting to the Senior Director of Player Development
  • Assistance in promoting programs and growth
  • Attend professional development training and meetings
  • Other duties assigned by the Senior Director of Player Development


  • Available to work year round including nights and weekends
  • PTR, USPTA, or ITF certified (or ready to become and maintain either certification)
  • Safe Play approved (or willing to obtain and maintain approved status)
  • Positive, Encouraging, Dynamic, Organized, Highly Motivated, Fast-paced, Entrepreneurial and Enthusiastic
  • Comfortable working with 4-6 players in group clinic format
  • Can convey information clearly, concisely and in a timely manner
  • A customer service attitude and a passion for introducing young children to the sport of tennis
  • Ready to align with JTCC teaching philosophy
  • Willingness to participate in outreach and adaptive programs
  • Ability to attract clients and build a teaching portfolio with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Attend professional development training and meetings
  • Able to start something new and expand an existing program
  • Have access to a car and/or willing to drive a 12-passenger company van


  • College tennis playing or coaching experience preferred
  • Tennis coaching preferred for two years

This job is ideal for someone who:

  • Reliable – more reliable than spontaneous
  • People oriented – enjoys interacting with children and working on group projects
  • Adaptable/Flexible – Likes to do work that requires frequent changes of direction
  • Detail oriented – would rather focus on the details of the job

Full-time trainers are eligible for a competitive compensation package and benefits plan, including Group Health, Dental, Life, Vision, Prescription Drug Program, Short/Long Term Disability, Matching 401k, Professional Development Account, and Complimentary Club Membership with discounts. PTO and sick leave.

Order type: full time

Total Compensation Range: $57,500 to $65,000 per year depending on experience and qualifications.

Questions? Email Megan Moulton-Levy, General Manager of Player Development, at mmoul[email protected] or visit the website at:

Please send a cover letter and CV to: mmoul[email protected] after which she will arrange a phone interview.

JTCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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