Tennis and Life Camp Instructor (Summer 2024)Tennis and Life

Openings: 40


Tennis & Life Camps (TLC) was founded by Steve and Barb Wilkinson in 1977. The mission of TLC is to transform tennis and life through the Three Crowns, Positive Attitude, Full Effort, Good Sportsmanship?. TLC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit subsidiary of Gustavus Adolphus College, which is a private liberal arts college in Saint Peter, Minn., that prepares 2,000 undergraduates for lives of leadership, service, and lifelong learning.  

JOB SUMMARY: Tennis & Life Camps, which hosts overnight camps for both children and adults, is seeking energetic, accountable, and enthusiastic Educational Coaches to provide a safe and memorable experience for our campers. The Educational Coach will be responsible for providing on-court tennis instruction, participating in off-court activities, and will be assigned to dorm counsel on a rotating schedule. The ideal candidate will have a genuine interest in helping and empowering others, tennis knowledge and playing experience, and the ability to work with both children and adults. Applicants should be patient, a positive role model, responsible, and willing to commit to TLC’s Three Crowns Philosophy. 

*Starting salary: The first-year staff starting salary is $4,700 + dorm counseling stipend + room and board. On campus apartment housing and meals in the Gustavus Dining Service are provided. This is considered a part-time, non-benefits eligible position. 


  • Teach tennis for approximately six hours each day according to a schedule distributed at the beginning of each camp.
  • Teach campers of all ages the value of a healthy lifestyle through action and example.
  • Maintain a consistent, pleasant, and always cooperative disposition when working with campers, fellow staff, and supervisors. 
  • Reinforce the TLC philosophy and instructional methods both on and off the courts. 
  • Dorm counsel as you are scheduled, following the guidelines in the TLC Staff Handbook.
  • Participate in camp staff meetings each Monday night.
  • Greet and assist campers and their parents as they arrive and as they leave.
  • Participate in camp variety shows and arrive early for show preparations.
  • Receive and discuss performance evaluations given by supervisors throughout the summer. 
  • Comply with the policies as identified in the Tennis & Life Staff Handbook.
  • All other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications: 

  • Collegiate or post-collegiate tennis player
  • Commitment to TLC’s Three Crowns philosophy and DEI initiatives. 
  • Ability and willingness to work varied and long hours including nights and weekends.
  • Ability to work with a wide range of ages and abilities.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Previous tennis teaching experience

Expected Schedule Commitments: 

  • Season from: May 28, 2024 - August 4, 2024 with three paid vacation days, in addition to the following unpaid set vacation days (July 1 - July; July 22 - July 24).

Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process on our website, to complete the online application and submit a resume, if available. 

Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.

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Cal Carlson | | 507-933-0023

Posted: Mon Nov 6, 2023

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