Recreation and Wellness Youth Programs Tennis Instructor

University of Minnesota
April 15, 2021
Twin Cities, MN
Job Type


The Tennis Instructor is responsible for planning and carrying out high quality, introductory and intermediate recreational tennis activities for participants in University Youth and Community Programs.This includes but is not limited to:

  • Playing, coaching and/or officiating tennis experience
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of tennis
  • Experience working with/supervising youth of the ages 5-15
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership to adults and youth
  • High level of independence and responsibility
  • Organizational skills
  • Creativity and flexibility
  • Must be available for the designated dates of the Learn To program
  • Must pass a criminal background check

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS - in addition to the required qualifications

  • Experience instructing tennis in a similar summer camp setting
  • Experience working with youth in an outdoor adventure skills, educational and/or recreational setting
  • USTA Quick Start training
  • Physical education training or certification
  • CPR and First Aid for Professional Rescuers (bag valve) Certified


Resume _X_ Cover Letter _X_ References _X_ Other:___ Please include email addressees for all references (minimum 3 references).___

About the Job


  • Hiring Manager: Ella Aho -
  • Available Hours Per Week: 12-15 hours/week
  • Available Work Hours: 8:45am-11:45am
  • Available Work Days: Monday-Thursday; June 14th-August 27th
  • Anticipated Start Date: June 14, 2021
  • Minimum Salary: $16/hour


University Youth and Community Programs has been offering unique and high quality summer camps to youth, ages 5-15, for 30 years. Instruction in a variety of specialty topics is combined with a well-rounded recreation program that features the resources and facilities of the Twin Cities Campus. A convenient location and extended daytime hours add to the popularity. Youth attend one or more weeks throughout the summer. Age appropriate groups are kept to a small, 2:8 ratio of adults to youth for a fun summer experience for all.

  • Planning and carrying out age appropriate lessons
  • Summer camp instruction (2.5 hours per day for 5 days a week)
    • Ages 7-15, divided into appropriate groups by skill level -- Beginner (7-9 and 10-12) and Intermediate (9-11 and 12-15)
    • Group size of up to 8 children
  • Inventory and preparation of equipment before, during and after activity
    • Maintain inventory of assigned equipment/supplies
    • Implement updated health and safety procedures relevant to tennis programs
    • Set up and take down of the program area daily
    • Activity plans and supply requests submitted in advance
    • Working within the budget with a priority on efficiency
  • Creating and maintaining an accepting, fun and safe environment for all participants
  • Involving the Youth Programs Group Leaders, chaperones or other staff to assist with the activities
  • Fostering continuity and routines for participants
  • Working with Youth Programs camp staff for consistent discipline, organization and carrying out program policies
  • Maintaining open communication with the Director and staff regarding issues or other needs

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "Add Attachments" section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

Background Check Information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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