Summer Job as a Tennis Coach

tennis coach Ville Kilpiä
Me at the office in Freedom Fund Arena, Kauniainen. Photo © Ville Kilpiä 2019

This summer I made my comeback to tennis coaching. I work for my former full-time employer Grani Tennis in Kauniainen, Finland. Feedback from my players has been excellent, and I think it would be very nice to keep coaching tennis on my holidays in the future. Well, time shows how it goes.

I have plenty of experience working as a tennis teacher and coach. In 1999–2012 I worked as a tennis course teacher at the Sport Institute of Finland in Vierumäki, and during these years I met hundreds and hundreds of tennis players – and helped them in improving their game. In 2001–2004 I worked as the Head Coach of Grani Tennis in Kauniainen. I mainly worked with competitive young players, who won several medals in Finnish Championships during these years. Since then I have had my own tennis school in Helsinki 2004–2013. I have worked with high level competitive players as well as total beginners. And from young children to aged players. At my best I played competitive tennis in the Finnish A Class, which is the highest national level in Finland. My education in the field of sport is Sports Instructor 1998–2001 and in the field of tennis coaching Top Tennis Coach 2003–2004, which was the highest level coaching education of the Finnish Tennis Association.

Kesäinen piipahdus tenniksen pariin

Olen solminut kauniaislaisen Grani Tennis ry:n kanssa toukokuun lopusta juhannukseen 2019 kestävän sopimuksen tennisopetuksesta, joka kattaa muutaman viikon sisällä noin 80 tennistunnin suunnittelun ja vetämisen aikuisryhmille. Kyseessä olevat tennisoppilaat ovat tasoltaan harraste- ja alempien tasojen kilpatennispelaajia.

Nyt solmittu sopimus toimii itselleni ammatillisen opettajan arkisen työn vastapainona ja sopivana kesätyönä opettajan pitkän kesäloman aikana.

Kiitän Grani Tennistä luottamuksesta.

Summer Vibes on Tennis Court

I have made a short contract with Grani Tennis about coaching tennis from the end of May to the 20th of June. The contract includes about 80 hours of tennis coaching for adult players on basic and lower competitive levels.

This contract brings good balance to my ordinary life and work as a vocational teacher. It’s also a good way to spend summer holiday.

I thank Grani Tennis for the trust.