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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 263976-TE
Work type: Temporary
Department:REC WELL/IIP
Location: Madison
Categories: Temporary Employee

Job Summary:

Recreation & Wellbeing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking dynamic, energetic tennis instructors with a passion for tennis and providing fun, safe, and engaging tennis programs to all ages. The Tennis Instructor is a part-time position under the direct supervision of the Assistant Director of Tennis at Nielsen Tennis Stadium. Instruction opportunities include group and individual lessons for all ages and levels of play. There may also be opportunities for instructor-led tennis programs such as Cardio Tennis, drills, leagues, and more. Hours will vary; flexibility to work nights and/or weekends is required.


-Set up and take down activity space
-Responsible for planning, coordinating, and teaching tennis lessons
-Provide consistency in instruction and positive reinforcement following general checklist for group lesson goals
-Adapt teaching approaches to the age, experience, and ability of participants to meet course objectives
-Monitors, demonstrates, and instructs students on proper techniques, tactics, and strategies to improve the participant's overall game
-Communicate and interact with youth and adult participants
-Participate in onboarding and youth safety training
-Clearly articulate, enforce, and educate participants on all rules, policies, and procedures practiced at Nielsen Tennis Stadium.
-Learn system software
-Other duties as assigned

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


At least 2 years of tennis instructing experience preferred

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Work Schedule:

May include nights and weekends as needed.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended based on need and/or funding.


Minimum $20.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter and a resume. You will also be asked to provide three professional references.


Farah Ali
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:

Special Activities Helper(TE011)



Employment Class:

Temporary Employment

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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