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Tennis New Zealand is the national body for tennis in New Zealand and is responsible for the administration and management of tennis in New Zealand. More than 300,000 people play tennis in New Zealand, making it on the countries' most popular participation sports. Tennis New Zealand staff deliver a range of national and international tennis events, including involvement with the ASB Classic each year.


This position is responsible for assisting in the overall development and management of strength and conditioning in the Athlete Development Pathway. The position is principally concerned with the physical condition and wellbeing of those athletes that operate within Tennis New Zealand’s National Programme and leadership of the direction for strength and conditioning in tennis nationally.

The role will leverage relevant sport science and medicine support to render the best possible outcomes for the athletes and coaches... Central to the position will be extensive contact, communication and liaison with key Tennis New Zealand stakeholders, both from an internal and external perspective.

• Coach athletes to reach athlete development criteria benchmarks as agreed with the on-court coaching staff.
• Coach athletes to reach individual physical performance benchmarks as determined by the physical performance coach and the on-court coaching team.
• Management of the physical performance plan of assigned athletes and the establishment of developmental plans/priorities incorporating all areas of skill development.
• Drive and uphold national standards and expectations, particularly with regard to the strategic direction and national philosophy for strength and conditioning in tennis.

• Develop and implement evidence-based physical performance programs for selected athletes (specifically members of the TNZ National Programme).
• Build relationships with and ultimately influence the network of strength and conditioning service providers working within athlete development in New Zealand.
• Develop resources and external stakeholder relationships to facilitate player development.

• Tertiary qualifications in Human Movement and/or qualification in Strength & Conditioning (essential).
• Demonstrated practical strength and conditioning experience in elite sport, preferably with tennis players (essential).
• Current first aid certification (essential).
• Current national police check and/or working with children check (essential).
• Postgraduate qualification in Strength and Conditioning and/or equivalent. Alternatively, the willingness and ability to acquire this level or equivalent.
• Graduate qualifications in massage and/or myotherapy (preferred).

Given the demands of this role, and the nature of working in sport, work outside standard working hours will be required in the evening and weekends
Auckland New Zealand


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