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Tennis Instructor-Temp

University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 2, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Job Details

Tennis Instructor-Temp

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Large Employers in 2023.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

Posted Job Title
Tennis Instructor-Temp

Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary
The University of Pennsylvania's Tennis Center is seeking a part-time tennis professional. Our facilities consist of 8 indoor courts and 12 outdoor courts, overlooking the Philadelphia skyline. This position is responsible for conducting tennis lessons and programs for all ages and ability levels.

Job Description

  • Assisting students in developing and improving various tennis skills. Assessing students' tennis skills to determine areas in need of improvement. Coordinating and conducting individual and group tennis lessons. Developing suitable instruction for students based on their age, objectives, and individual skillsets.
  • Ability to communicate with players in both clinics and private lessons. Manage and organize tennis clinics. This includes but is not limited to providing appropriate drills/gameplan based on the level of players.
  • Assist with the maintenance and upkeep of Penn Tennis Center equipment. Notify management if on-court equipment needs to be repaired or replaced.
  • Promote all Penn Tennis Center programs and events. This includes clinics, holiday and summer camps, and socials.


Tennis instructors will be required to teach both clinics and private lessons for the members and non-members of Penn Tennis Center. Tennis Instructor must be able to work evenings during the week, weekends, and holidays.


Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) or United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) certification preferred. College tennis experience or 3.0 player rating is a plus for this position. Experience teaching junior and adult tennis players with a wide-range of ability levels: 10 and under to 4.0+ Adult tennis players. CPR certification. Some computer skills will be needed. Excellent communication skills. Can cooperatively work in a team environment.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Division of Recreation & Intercollegiate Athletics

Pay Range
$7.25 - $35.00 Hourly Rate
Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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