Grad Coaching Fellowship
Posted on Nov 15, 2018 by USTA
The Fellowship in Professional Coaching will train the next generation of leaders in tennis coaching and related fields through an integrative approach that focuses on the philosophy and framework of high performance coaching. The Fellowship builds on PD's strength and experience to educate a new generation of Tennis Professionals.
The Fellowship is structured to provide significant experiential training and opportunity for independent research in the field of professional tennis coaching not typically available to someone at the entry level. Fellows will become fully immersed in Player Development through weekly gatherings with PD staff and coaches and through the examination of issues currently affecting American Tennis.
- Opportunity for independent research in a current topic in player development, coaching or related topic
- Online seminars, workshops, and skills training to develop the frameworks of coaching competitive youth and professional tennis players
- Completion of Coach Youth Tennis course
- Completion of USTA Player Development Coaching Philosophy Course
- Completion of USTA Sport Science course
- Completion of USTA High Performance Coaching Program
- Hands on opportunity to apply coaching theory
- Mentoring by national-level coaches
- Professional engagement with mental skills specialists and national level performance coaches
- Skill development in leadership, player relations and media relations
- Expectation that Fellow will lead at least one round-table discussion or presentation on a current topic in tennis coaching for staff and peer fellows at a USTA Training Center
- Paired with a USTA Player Development National Coach for duration of program
- Opportunity to shadow coaches of the USTA Collegiate Team, including but not limited to the 2019 US Open
- Additional on-site development opportunities at other USTAPD training centers as well as regional centers
Fellowship will last 10 - 12 weeks from mid-June to early September
Stipend plus travel expenses
- Candidate must be entering into their senior year, a recent college graduate (having graduated in 2014 or later) or graduating in Spring of 2019 and interested in a career in coaching tennis.
- Fellow must be a present or former varsity collegiate tennis player or have demonstrable knowledge and experience in the sport of tennis
- Fellowships are based at the Home of American Tennis in Orlando, FL. Housing expenses are not provided.
- Fellow should maintain a high level of personal fitness and professionalism
- Fellow should be able to provide references upon request
- Fellows must be US citizens or individuals lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence