Tennis & Racquet Club Boston

Published on: Feb 6, 2022

Tennis & Racquet Club 
Boston, Massachusetts


February 4, 2022


The Tennis & Racquet Club invites qualified candidates to apply for the following position: SPORTS DIRECTOR.


The Sports Director is an exciting, leadership role at Boston’s premier sporting club.

The successful applicant shall be proficient in each of the Club’s offered sports – court tennis; racquets; and squash, and shall have the capacity to work collaboratively with the Club’s staff, Membership, and Board of Governors to ensure the Club is benefited by a full calendar of athletic events.  The Sports Director shall demonstrate an energy and passion for the Club and its Members, and shall promote Member engagement through the organization of lessons, clinics, sporting competitions, and professional shop retail activities.

In return, the successful applicant shall be provided with the autonomy to create and manage the Club’s sports programming  – in a historic and collegial clubhouse setting, in a world-class city.

The Sports Director is a full-time position, with responsibilities that require regular service during weekends and at times outside regular business hours.  The Club is open year-round, with a summer “slowdown” period from July 4 through August 31.

The ideal candidate is highly motivated, confident in his/her abilities, and eager to develop professionally.

Inquiries and applications accepted until March 31, 2022, or until the position is filled.

The Tennis & Racquet Club

The Tennis & Racquet Club is a private social and athletic club located at 939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts.

Founded in 1902, the Tennis & Racquet Club is the oldest, continuously operating sporting Club in the City of Boston. The Club’s historic clubhouse houses:  a court tennis court; a racquets court; 3 international squash courts; 3 American hardball squash courts; a fitness center; and various social and function spaces.

The Club serves 580 Members.

The Position

The Sports Director is responsible for the professional delivery and development of all aspects of the sports operations of the Club.  The Sports Director is also responsible for ensuring that Member and guest expectations, with respect to the delivery and development of sports at the Club, are consistently met or exceeded.

The specific areas of responsibility for the Sports Director include:

  • Organizing games for, and coaching individuals and groups in, the major sports offered by the Club (tennis, racquets, and squash).
  • Organizing and managing inter- and intra-Club competitions.
  • Fostering the games of tennis, racquets, and squash, the offering and organization of: lessons; group clinics; leagues; and competitions.
  • Driving court usages at peak and non-peak times and seasons.
  • Promoting the Club’s standing in applicable sporting communities.
  • Operating a profitable Club shop, as an independent enterprise, including supplying the Membership with superior playing equipment, clothing, and related items.
  • Fabricating and supplying the Club with adequate quantities of court tennis balls; sourcing and stocking an adequate supply of squash and racquets balls.
  • Working collaboratively with Club Management, and the Club’s Board of Governors, to define and execute on the Club’s sports programming strategies.
  • Participating in the hiring (as required) and the managing of assistant sports professionals.
  • Managing the playability and safety of court facilities, including overseeing the maintenance and cleaning of court facilities.
  • Organizing and attending Member committee meetings to ensure Member engagement in sports programming.
  • Being a presence at the Club, engaging Members, and being professional at all times.

The Sports Director shall report to the Board of Governors or its designate.


The Sports Director must demonstrate teaching proficiency in all racquet sports offered by the Club. 

A candidate for the Sports Director must be an active member of the International Real Tennis Professionals Association.  Accreditation from the United States Court Tennis Association, the North American Racquets Association, and/or the Tennis & Rackets Association is preferred.

Candidates for the Sports Director position must have at least three years of prior experience as a head or first assistant professional at a racquet game focused, sporting club.  Experience operating a professional’s shop is preferred.


The Sports Director shall be compensated, on a base salary and commission basis, commensurate with the successful applicant’s skills and experience.  The Sports Director shall be eligible for regular employee benefits, including paid vacation and sick time, and health care insurance benefits. 

The commission elements of the Sports Director’s compensation shall include percentage fees for certain sports-related services to the Club, including but not limited to:  sporting lessons; racquet restrings; tennis ball manufacture; and the management of sporting competitions and events.  In addition, the Sports Director shall be assigned management of the Club’s professional’s shop, and shall be eligible to retain profits derived from the operations of the professional’s shop.

Opportunities to participate in professional athletic competitions, and participation in professional and academic training opportunities, shall also be supported. 


We request that applications include a summary of professional experience and a personal statement of interest.  Such applications may be directed to Janice Pearson at:, and shall be accepted until March 31, 2022, or until the position is filled.


Applications shall be held in strict confidence.