The Hobart Tennis Club

Published on: Apr 25, 2021


The Hobart Real Tennis Club is a world-renowned sports club located in the centre of Hobart. One of only three Real Tennis Clubs in Australia, the club offers members the chance to play the oldest racquet sport in the world; the forerunner of modern-day tennis. The Club is currently serviced by a Head Professional and we are looking to engage an Assistant (or initially an Apprentice) Professional to help the daily running of the club.

The role will be attractive to a current club professional or to an enthusiastic younger person who has an interest in, and potential to develop, a career in the game (or similar sports). A background in lawn tennis, squash, badminton or cricket could benefit the applicant. This is a full-time position and could lead to competitive tennis in Australia and internationally. A fuller job description will be supplied upon interest.

About the position

In combination, the Head Professional and the Assistant Professional are the face of the club and are responsible for the members’ overall experience. You’ll become part of the club and join the warm family that is the Hobart Real Tennis Club. 

The Assistant Professional, working in conjunction with the Head Professional, will contribute to the daily functioning of the club, including:

  • Promoting an atmosphere of the Club as an inviting place for current and prospective new members, offering a friendly, professional approach and ensuring the Club facilities are kept in good order and appearance.
  • Greeting members, answering their questions, ensuring their racquets are ready and balls are made and maintained, and that the club is set up for their enjoyment.
  • Organising and managing all club tennis games/events and organising pennants and tournaments, finding and organising games for members, recording results, and encouraging members to play.
  • Assisting player development initiatives by facilitating/organising events (eg master classes, group practice) and, where appropriate, by providing coaching sessions
  • Assisting in the growth of membership numbers, including growing the number of women and junior members.
  • Managing club communications to members in a timely manner, including regular newsletters, club advertising, email and other correspondence

Supervision Arrangements and Performance Management

The Assistant Professional reports to and is supervised by the Head Professional.


The remuneration package is to be set at a level commensurate with the successful applicant’s skills and experience, and will include salary and superannuation, together with potential for some self-employed income. Support for relevant training and development can also be included.

Tenure and Working Hours

This is a full-time position, working a 38 hour week, which will include some weekends on a regular basis.

Key attributes of applicants

  • Enthusiastic, positive and proactive in all aspects of the role
  • Strong self-management skills with the ability to work both independently and in a team
  • Flexible approach to working hours, including some weekends
  • Keen to learn and develop skills
  • Aptitude for the game of real tennis or other racquet-based sports
  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications or equivalent
  • Sound administration skills
  • The ability to develop an effective working relationship and rapport with members



Applications should be sent to the Head Professional, Brett McFarlane and should include a CV and a covering letter setting out why you are interested in the position and what you would bring to it. Further information can be sought by calling:

Brett McFarlane

62311 781