by Ed Shanaphy Time and time again I have been asked: “Ed, how do you get your courts so good.” My usual answer to a member is simple: “Hard work.” I started maintaining clay courts in 1985 at the tender age of 14. I rode my 10-speed, with those ram-horned handles, to the local country … More Just Great Courts
Garnering your team professionals more private hours through group instruction. … More Fitness Classes & Tennis Clinics: Do They Help or Hurt Personal Training or Private Lessons?
The politics surrounding governing boards at clubs and homeowner associations are infamous. The tasks facing governing bodies at Clubs or Home Owner Associations are far too numerous to list here, but one of them often is to oversee a tennis or fitness department. In investigating the inherent politics of Boards, we will separate the country … More Board of Ed: The Board Itself Might Be In Need of Education
I’m always asked how I retain such good professionals over several years, especially when they are independent contractors. It’s not easy – keeping 1099 workers at your facility is a tough task. But it’s possible and as the saying goes: paying your instructors handsomely for hours on the tennis court or gym floor speaks volumes. … More Retaining Your 1099 Independent Contractors
The Future of American Club Tennis & Fitness is Fresh, Appropriate Programming How do you reinvent the wheel? How many ways can one create a tennis program that is fitting for a country club while instilling the true desire to play tennis and increase play in our community as a whole? We have seen programming … More Programming The Future Of Country Club Tennis & Fitness
How FLSA employement legislation can cause financial pain for hiring country clubs and home owner associations … More Exempt versus Non-Exempt Tennis Professionals – The FLSA On The Courts
Discovering the ethos and environment of any club is imperative before moving on to any recruitment process … More A Club’s Profile Is Just The Start
W2 or 1099? This question rears its ugly head every time there is a change at the head of the tennis, and sometimes golf, programming. As the country club industry in the USA contracts and clubs look to minimize costs, more and more often Directors of Tennis and, indeed, assistant professionals, are independent contractors and … More Independent Contractor or Employee: What’s Best For My Club, Facility or HOA?
Job descriptions for Directors of Tennis are key for finding and retaining the right professional. … More What is a Director of Tennis
We pride ourselves on finding professionals and staff who stay. … More The Retention Equation