Tennis foundation Visually Impaired Advisory Group
VI Coach Representative required – June 2017
The Group is looking for a Coach with experience & knowledge of working with players who are blind or partially sighted to join the Group and help us to drive forward Visually Impaired tennis within GB. It is important to have the view point of coaches from a coach’s point of view and we now have a space available on the group that needs to be filled. Ideally the coach would be based in the Midlands or North region as we currently have a coach based south of the country to get a geographical spread.
The long term aspiration of the Group is to develop a strong player base, coaching and volunteering opportunities to continue to build on the work to date by the Tennis Foundation and a number of VI tennis groups across the country. So far the number of players participating has grown significantly with now 229 weekly players and 455 monthly players involved across 215 tennis venues participating in the Tennis Foundation Network programme. This programme supports tennis venues and coaches with advice, specialist equipment, coach education and funding to grow VI tennis across GB.
The Coach Rep role duties include, but not limited to:
We are looking for a coach who:
The Tennis Foundation will support this voluntary role through expenses for travel to/from the meetings (if travel is over 1.5hrs from home or workplace).
Closing date 28th July
To submit your application, please contact Jill Osleger, National Disability Development Manager, Jill.Osleger@tennisfoundation.org.uk.