BECOME A COACH
If you have experience teaching tennis or fitness, a USTA tennis training certification, or have experience working with individuals with Down syndrome and want to be a part of an amazing program, join the fun as a Coach!
Each of our programs is lead by a tennis or fitness professional and Buddies with tennis teaching and/or coaching experience. Our Coaches continually explore, research and implement new ways to identify the unique needs of our Athletes and challenge them to maximize their full potential. Coaches are responsible for overseeing Buddies and instructing them on how to work with their Athletes to help them obtain their personal best. This is a rewarding opportunity to give back and provide an example of leadership and positivity to our Athletes.
How to Sign Up:
Becoming a Coach is a simple 4-step process:
Find a Chapter and program located near you!
Complete our online Application Form. On the form, be sure to indicate which program(s) you are interested in volunteering for. If you have any questions while completing this form, don’t hesitate to reach out to your location coordinator (their contact information can be found on the respective location page).
NOTE: You must be able to list one professional reference and one community reference in order to complete your application.
3. Background Check
The safety of our participants is of utmost importance to our organization. For this reason, we ask that all incoming Coaches, not affiliated with the host facility complete a basic background check. The process takes about 10 minutes to complete and a $20 fee will be charged to submit your background check application. Results are usually returned to us within 3 to 10 business days.
4. Get Ready
Once we receive and approve the results of your Background Check, your Location Coordinator will send you a confirmation email, a t-shirt, and some training information for you to review prior to volunteering for your first time. After that, we will look forward to seeing you on the courts!