|Grey Oaks Country Club Director of Racquets|
|Director of Racquet Sports|
|Grey Oaks Country Club|
| DIRECTOR OF RACQUETS PROFILE:
GREY OAKS COUNTRY CLUB
THE DIRECTOR OF RACQUETS OPPORTUNITY AT GREY OAKS COUNTRY CLUB
Grey Oaks Country Club is one of the premier clubs in the desirable Naples, Florida area and is considered to be one of the finest residential club communities of its kind in the United States. Their commitment, in the past, to top quality amenities and services has been further enhanced and reaffirmed in the last few years with the substantial reinvestment and expansion of amenities that rival any in the country.
The Director of Racquets role at Grey Oaks Country Club is an opportunity to lead one of the most elite tennis operations and facilities in Southern Florida. The successful candidate will have significant impact through program creation and innovation. If you possess superior customer service skills, are a charismatic leader with an entrepreneurial spirit, and embrace rich traditions and values, this is your career opportunity.
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ABOUT GREY OAKS COUNTRY CLUB
Grey Oaks Country Club (GOCC or Grey Oaks) is a private country club community set in the heart of Naples, Florida, which is a leading vacation and retirement destination for many of the country’s most successful individuals. A premier destination and the crown jewel of Southwest Florida, Naples is known for its miles of gorgeous beaches, world class shopping and dining, amazing nature and parks, and challenging golf courses. It is also close to beautiful island sanctuaries and the tropical wilderness of the Florida Everglades.
Grey Oaks Country Club opened in 1993 and spans two distinct communities - Grey Oaks and the Estuary. Grey Oaks offers its members understated elegance and resort style living, exclusive social opportunities, 54-holes of championship golf along with exceptional tennis and recreational amenities for residents and non-residents alike. An enclave of private homes, exclusive amenities, sophisticated dining, and natural beauty, Grey Oaks is Naples’ most treasured address.
Grey Oaks Country Club's fabulous array of amenities begins with its social and recreational centerpiece, a 62,000 square-foot main clubhouse as well as a connected 12,000 square-foot golf pro shop. This clubhouse offers an elegant setting for casual upscale dining, gracious hospitality and unparalleled professional service for members and guests. In addition to numerous dining options and a full calendar of events the club is well-appointed with new men’s and ladies’ card and locker rooms. The Wellness Center encompasses 30,000 square-feet and features state of the art cardio gym, two aerobic studios, Pilates, spin, spa, a community room, and an immediate care center.
The 4-year old tennis complex consists of 8 Har-Tru courts, 1 grass court, 4 pickleball courts, a multi-purpose court, full service pro shop, locker rooms and an outdoor courtside terrace with F&B service. A full array of activities and lesson programs for men and women of all levels of members is evident throughout the week.
The Pool Café and Clubhouse and Tennis Complex, which opened in February 2017, has quickly become the envy of Southwest Florida where members can enjoy fire pits, lounge seating and personal grilling stations, while relaxing in elegant, poolside cabanas. An expansive 22,000 square-feet; the café features indoor/outdoor dining, flat screen TV’s, and a wood-burning pizza oven.
The Café overlooks a stunning 6,700 square-foot resort-style pool with a waterfall, wading entrance, and lap lanes. This poolside oasis is the ultimate destination for family and friends.
Within the Estuary at Grey Oaks, all members can enjoy the added comfort and convenience of the 20,000 square-foot Estuary clubhouse that features expansive outdoor deck seating in addition to a well-appointed and efficient interior operation. This additional clubhouse is near the Grey Oaks Clubhouse and includes a fully stocked golf pro shop along with his and her locker and card rooms and its own fitness center.
Capital Improvement Projects undertaken/completed at GOCC since 2015:
DIRECTOR OF RACQUETS POSITION OVERVIEW
Grey Oaks is looking for a year-round Director of Racquets (DOR) that will bring the department to the next level by expanding adult, junior, social, and competitive programs to meet the ever-changing needs and demands of Grey Oaks’ membership.
The DOR position is comprehensive and must ensure successful achievement of the mission and objectives of Grey Oaks. The successful candidate will be responsible for overall operation of the Tennis Program, including tennis, pickleball, pro shop, programming, and staff. The DOR is a highly visible position requiring strong presence, leadership and communication skills with both members and staff. The DOR is expected to be the leader of the racquets programs by passionately promoting the games of Tennis and Pickleball. These traits must resonate through all staff members.
Grey Oaks employs an accomplished tennis staff and wishes to continue this tradition. The working environment at Grey Oaks is one of professionalism and respect, and Grey Oaks prides itself on the positive relationships it maintains with its staff.
Under the direction of the General Manager, and in coordination with the Sports Committee, the DOR administers the policies, procedures and programs of Grey Oaks relating to all racquet sports.
The general roles and responsibilities of the DOR will be to deliver a range of services customarily provided by a Master or Elite USPTA/PTR professional. These services will include, but will not be limited to:
The ideal candidate should be an engaging and polished professional with a minimum of five (5) years of experience as a Director of Racquets in a private club setting.
A minimum of 5 years of progressive leadership/racquets management experience in (preferably) a private
member-owned country club with multi-dimensional operations, or leading racquets operations outside of
the club industry in a similar hospitality operation.
A head professional at an extremely successful club and tennis program will be considered.
Knowledge of pickleball and certification is desired
A resume indicating progressively more responsible positions and demonstrating experience in delivering both group and individual instructional programs to players of various age groups and skill levels. Additionally, the candidate should have a proven history of high ethical standards.
The ideal candidate should have earned a college degree and must possess USPTA/PTR Master Professional or Elite Professional certification. The successful candidate will possess a high-level of proficiency in both playing and teaching the sport of tennis, including certification.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Grey Oaks offers a generous compensation package including salary, commission, bonus, and a benefits package that is commensurate with qualifications and experience and befitting a club of the stature and significance of Grey Oaks.
INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO APPLY
We request that you upload your resume and cover letter (in that order) to our resume service. Please note that you should have your documents fully prepared to be attached when prompted for them.
Your interest in this position should be communicated as soon as possible, but no later than August 19th. Interviews are expected to take place in mid-September.
These documents should be in PDF format and your letter should clearly convey why you are interested and in alignment with the position. Your letter should be addressed to Mr. Michael Stott, General Manager; Grey Oaks Country Club. Additional information will be required from candidates to further assist in the evaluation of alignment and validation of competency for the role.
Once you complete the application process for this search, you are not able to go back in and add additional documents.
Please upload your resume and cover letter (in that order) using the link below. You should have your documents fully prepared to be attached when prompted for them during the online application process.
IMPORTANT: Save your resume and letter in the following manner:
“Last Name, First Name Resume” &
“Last Name, First Name - Cover Letter – Grey Oaks CC”
(These documents should be in Word or PDF format)
Note: Once you complete the application process for this search, you are not able to go back in and add additional documents.
If you have any questions please email Patty Sprankle: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lead Search Executive:
Len Simard, Search Executive
USPTA Master Professional
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