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Pickleball Teaching Professional

Job Details

Deer Creek Racquet Club - Highland Park, IL
Part Time
$27.00 - $37.00 Hourly




Under the direction of the Head Tennis Professional, the Pickleball Teaching Professional is responsible for teaching Pickleball lessons and performing assigned administrative duties in a positive manner.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Include, but not limited to the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Teaching Lessons


• Teach private and group lessons as assigned in accordance with Park District policies.

• Effectively communicate and demonstrate proper techniques, such as grip, stroke production, serve, footwork and rules.

• Conduct instruction in accordance with the Club’s standardized methods and strategies.

• Perform necessary administrative tasks, such as attendance taking, returning messages, and general correspondence with patrons and co-workers.

• Discretely work through differences with fellow teaching professionals so as not to create distractions on the court or in front of clientele.

• Arrive in time to start lessons punctually and allow enough time to fully complete the lesson and cleanup as scheduled.


Administration and Budget


• Complete timesheet daily by accurately inputting privates/groups/drop-in and administrative hours.

• Secure substitute teaching professionals when unable to fulfill commitments.

• Keep accurate attendance records and update master list at Front Desk.

• Maintain a neat and clean facility, including ball pickup and proper equipment storage after every shift.

• Maintain list of client names for private lessons.

• Participate in periodic staff meetings and professional development training.




• Keep administrative staff apprised of any key issues, class assignment changes, and other significant developments in a timely fashion.

• Solicit feedback and actively listen to others.

• Make recommendations for improvements and efficiencies.





• Provide excellent customer service to both internal and external customers.




• Conduct all work in a safe manner, including using personal protective equipment and safety devices as required. Identify and report any safety hazards.

• Attend all Park District required training (Bloodborne Pathogens, Back Safety, Fire & Emergency, etc.).

Perform other Park District Duties as assigned.



Supervisory Responsibilities


This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Education and/or Experience


Minimum high school graduate with preference given to a four-year degree from a recognized college or university. Must be certified or able to obtain certification from the Professional Tennis Registry, the United States Professional Tennis Association or other approved agency. Minimum of one-year tennis teaching experience.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations


Must be certified or able to obtain within six months of employment: Certification with the Professional

Tennis Registry "Professional Level" Certification or with the United States Professional Tennis Association "Professional 1 Level" Certification.

Must also be registered with the United States Professional Tennis Association.

Valid Driver's License

American Red Cross CPR/AED Certification



Classification: Part - Time


The Park District of Highland Park is an equal opportunity employer.