Missouri Valley / Missouri

USTA Missouri     Seeking Junior Competition Coordinator

USTA Missouri | September 14, 2017

USTA Missouri is seeking a highly motivated person to become its Junior Competition Coordinator. Interested applicants should email their cover letter and resume to Melissa Sanders at msmotennis@gmail.com by Tuesday, October 31. 


The job is as follows:


Title:   Junior Competition Coordinator

Reports to:  District Executive Director

Status:   Independent Contractor

Location:  Home office – within District

Work Schedule: Hours vary, with some weekends and nights


Position Summary: To assist USTA Missouri District in its mission to promote and develop the growth of tennis by coordinating, implementing, and delivering competitive youth play in the local community.  


The Junior Competition Coordinator will work with District staff, District Junior Competition Committee, and volunteers to help implement and deliver a competitive youth tennis pathway with a focus on NET Levels and Junior Tournaments (Opens, Futures Qualifiers, and District Championships) as well as assist with the promotion of the Youth Progression Pathway as well as Junior Team Tennis.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, promote and implement a District-wide competitive pathway including NET Levels and Junior Tournaments (Opens, Futures Qualifiers, and District Championships)
  • Manage District Junior pathway for District Championships, Futures Qualifiers, Opens, and NET Events, including the scheduling of NET events
  • Submit endorsement lists to the Missouri Valley Section Competition Program Manager following each Futures Qualifier and contact player’s parents to confirm participation
  • Send pre-tournament emails to Tournament Directors 
  • Send post-tournament emails to players/parents 
  • Oversee tournament director, coach, and parent education
  • Oversee the texting communications to Juniors via Rained Out Texting Service
  • Manage all aspects of junior district tournaments including assisting with creating the district schedule as needed, serving on the district Junior Comp Committee, updating and approving tournament sanction forms, maintaining communication with parents, coaches, and tournament directors, and managing endorsement into section tournaments 
  • Continual promotion of other USTA programs including, but not limited to tournaments, Junior Team Tennis, Tennis on Campus, and Leagues 
  • Attend events as assigned including the Section and District Annual Meetings  
  • Participate in continuing education such as attendance at any workshops or webinars
  • Communicate with Tennis Service Representative (TSR), Section Youth Pathway Manager and Section Junior Competition Manager
  • Submit monthly reports of tasks/accomplishments to District staff
  • Regularly report to District Junior Competition Committee as needed
  • Attend and host meetings as assigned by District Executive Director


Organizational Relationships:

Tennis teaching professionals, tennis facilities/clubs, USTA Missouri Valley members, Parks and Recreation personnel, schools, retailers, manufacturing reps, service organizations, Community Tennis Association leaders, volunteers, District staff

Travel: Travel within District to meetings and events  



  • Experience in the sport of tennis 
  • Completed Coach Youth Tennis online courses, a plus 
  • Complete 10 & Under Workshop, a plus 
  • USPTA/PTR certification, a plus
  • Previous experience with 10 and Under tennis play format, a plus
  • Previous experience with Jr. Team Tennis, a plus 
  • Strong sales skills 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Ability to work nights and weekends 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products 
  • Understanding of USTA Rules and Regulations 
  • Knowledge of tournament administration, Tournament Data Manager (TDM) and TennisLink, preferred


Equipment | Training (provided by USTA Missouri Valley):

  • Training provided by USTA Missouri Valley 
  • Administrative access to TDM Online and TennisLink


Equipment Needs (provided by Competition Coordinator):

  • Laptop or tablet 
  • Reliable internet access



  • A monthly stipend of $250 
  • Reimbursement for gas receipts
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