Ambassadors & Coordinators

Ambassadors & Coordinators

We like to see university students reaching their full potential and maximising all of their skills whilst at university. That’s why we currently support a student workforce at over 70 universities across the UK. There are two main strands to our student workforce: Student Ambassadors and University Tennis Coordinators.

Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors are the main bulk of our workforce, with their main aim being to support with the development of the university tennis club. Although Student Ambassador roles vary between universities, many Student Ambassadors complete the following roles whilst in post:

  • Planning and organising Freshers’ Week stands and taster sessions
  • Helping to host short taster events every term
  • Supporting the lead coach with a six-week summer tennis programme
  • Setting up intra-college competitions, including three Timed Tennis competitions during the autumn and spring terms, as well as Short Tennis and regular tennis competition

Being a Student Ambassador is a one-year undergraduate position supported with funding from the Tennis Foundation for a student at the university, with many of our Student Ambasasdors continuing with their studies and becoming a University Tennis Coordinator in future years. If you would like more information on recruiting a Student Ambasasdor at your university, please email Alistair Higham at alistair.higham@tennisfoundation.org.uk

Click here for more information about our student workforce.

University Tennis Coordinator’s 

Looking to get more students at your university playing tennis? We currently have 25 University Tennis Coordinator’s (UTC’s) at different universities across the country who do exactly this, with many of these students progressing into a career with tennis after university.

The UTC job role is a two year position, which students hold whilst studying for a part time post graduate degree, paying an annual salary of up to £10,000, joint funded by the university and the Tennis Foundation. The role of a UTC varies between universities depending on the priorities of a university. However, to ensure that a university with a UTC has a well structured tennis programme for all of its students, UTC’s aim to increase:

  • The number of students attending tennis taster sessions
  • The number of students taking part in organised play
  • The number of students receiving coaching
  • The number of students competing internally
  • The number of students competing for the BUCS teams
  • The number of students training as competition organisers, coaches and referees
  • The number of community partner venues

The positions are co-funded by the Tennis Foundation and the university, with the positions being line managed by the university with support from us. For example, we provide initial training for the UTC’s – a three day UTC training course at either Loughborough or the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton. UTC’s are monitored on a termly basis, with support continuously given from us throughout the year. If you are interested in recruiting a UTC at your university, please email alistair.higham@tennisfoundation.org.uk.

If you are a student interested in becoming a UTC click here for more information