Job Opportunities – Assistant Instructor

2019 Philpott Children’s Tennis

Assistant Instructor Position Description


Reporting to:                       Summer Program Supervisor/Assistant & Head Instructor

Accountable to:                 Executive Director

Normal Hours Worked:     8:45 am – 1:15 pm (rain or shine)

Seven Weeks          July 2– August 23, 2019 inclusive (Monday to Friday)

                                                  (with the exception of August Civic holiday)

   Send your resume to:     [email protected]

Position Summary

Assistant Instructor’s primary responsibility is to assist with design and execution of a first class summer tennis program at their designated site in a professional, courteous and enthusiastic manner. As such, the Assistant Instructor has an impact on the development of Ontario youth, and the reputation of the Philpott Children’s Tennis program through the spirit and image of the sport of tennis.

He/she is expected to participate in the organization and preparation of lessons for each day of instruction.

The Philpott organization will try to meet your request regarding site location but reserves the right to move a Head Instructor as required to meet the needs of the total summer program.



  • Attend pre-season orientation meetings prior to camp commencement, one evening and one full day and August 18th wrap up meeting
  • Establish regular, effective communications with on-site Parks & Recreation representative and be aware of local health, safety and emergency procedures
  • Arrive at 8:45 am each morning to set up and take attendance
  • In case of rain or threatening rain, never leave the site unless specifically given permission to do so by the Summer Supervisor or Assistant Supervisor
  • Provide accurate attendance, incident and equipment inventory reports
  • Store equipment and first aid kits securely
  • Report concerns/problems immediately to Head Instructor, Summer Supervisor or Assistant Supervisor


Management & Leadership

  • Assist the Head Instructor with the planning and execution of the Philpott Lesson Plan for the duration of the camp
  • Take initiatives to encourage registrations if courts are not full (bring a friend, approach local organizations (camps/daycares), consult with recreationist)
  • Assist the Head Instructor with the training and supervision of volunteers
  • Wear shirts provided by Philpott when instructing
  • When appropriate, speak with parents and prospective students

Instruction and Coaching

  • Assist the Head Instructor with the Lesson Plan and execute each day’s lessons with suitable progressions and drills to meet the needs of the children and the group.
  • Make appropriate use of the equipment provided and the skills of the volunteers to optimize the experience and learning of children.
  • Ensure that a safe environment is maintained at the court site (i.e. not playing on wet courts)
  • Report safety problems immediately to local Parks, Forestry & Recreation representative and to the Head Instructor and the Summer Program Supervisor/ Assistant

Job Specification / Qualifications Required

  • Level 1 OTA Coaching Certificate (preferred)
  • Volunteer or coaching experience in sport
  • Clean police reference check (provided by applicant upon job offer – please visit
  • Sign a Philpott Risk Management Form (provided to applicant upon job offer)
  • Emergency First Aid certification
  • High Five training (preferred)
  • Fluent in English, both oral and written
  • Strong leadership, communication, interpersonal and administrative skills
  • Neat appearance, willingness to conform to Philpott dress standards that includes tennis specific court shoes, Philpott shirts, and appropriate tennis shorts/warm up suits.