September 2021-to-date
Owner of One Love Tennis, Shanghai, China

September 2019-August 2021
Academy Director of sportED Tennis, Shanghai, China
- Executed core programs in accordance with sportED philosophy of let'sPLAY
- Managed Junior, Senior & Performance Coaches (4 full-time & 10 part-time) across all facilities
- Managed schedules & implemented systems
- Regular training, mentoring, and developing coaches to ensure standards are maintained and academy philosophy is being followed and implemented in every session
- Promoted current programs & developed new ones
- Client management & feedback
- Managed WeChat groups & grew client base
- Managed after school programs at multiple international schools
- Ran Tournaments (15-17 a term) for kids and adults of all levels
- Ran verified UTR Matchplay every weekend and helped grow the sportED UTR member base to over 1500 players and currently is the 22nd largest UTR club in the world and the No.1 UTR club in China. Started in the City-Wide UTR Matchplay which currently has over  1000 players and 700 matches being played in Shanghai on a weekly basis
- Closely liaising with The British International School Shanghai to run their After School Tennis Program, School Tennis Team Training and organizing Inter-School Tennis Tournaments

September 2018-August 2019
Facility & Program Director at sportED Tennis, The British International School Shanghai, China
- Implemented programs in accordance with company philosophy
- Managed Assistant coaches
- Provided beginning through advanced instruction (private & group) for all levels of players
- Responsible for implementing and maintaining excellent service to achieve client satisfaction
- Increased program numbers by 70% since taking over the facility at The British International School
- Ran Tournaments (10-12 per term) for kids and adults of all levels
- Ran verified UTR matchplay every weekend (first club to do so in China)

July 2017-June 2018
Tennis Professional at Pro Tennis Oman, Muscat, Oman
- Exclusively responsible for Adult Social Tennis groups
- Successful transition of young players through red, orange and green balls
- Organized and coordinated with team for running of tournaments
- Provided beginning through advanced instruction (private & group) for all levels of players
- Responsible for implementing and maintaining excellent service to achieve customer satisfaction

December 2015-June 2017
Tennis Professional at Modern Strike
- Analyzed client swing/stroke videos and provided feedback
- Instilled confidence and provided encouragement to all clients by setting goals for future performance
- Worked with kids and adults from beginner to advanced levels
- Used the internet as a platform to impart knowledge on tactics, mental strength and physical conditioning
- Developed a steady stream of clients by using social mediums such as Skype, YouTube and Vimeo

December 2016-January 2017
Tennis Professional, Finolhu, Maldives
- Introduced a Junior Program for Kids Under 10 years of age
- Increased revenue by 50% during festive season
- Attended weekly management cocktails to interact with guests and promote Tennis lessons
- Managed staff to ensure maintenance of Tennis court
- Worked in close liaison with other departments within the resort to ensure smooth running of daily operations

July-September 2016 
Director Of Tennis at Jim Courier Tennis, Maldives
- Responsible for running the Tennis program at luxury resorts in the Maldives
- Managed staff and coordinated with different departments to ensure excellent customer service 
- Prepared daily, weekly and monthly reports with regard to financials and performance
- Conducted tennis clinics for staff and members of the executive committee of the resort 
- Diligently maintained standards and procedure as per company and resort policies
- Managed a pro shop and equipment rental at the tennis facility

December 2014-October 2015
Tennis Professional at Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Maldives
- In charge of all activities related to Tennis
- Maintained attendance records, prepare glitch reports and administer first aid when necessary
- Enforced all resort policies, rules and regulations
- Participated in regular in-service training and health and safety sessions
- Performed additional recreational duties such as fitness centre supervision, promotion of private and group activities

November 2013-November 2014
Tennis Professional at Al Hayat Tennis Center, Muscat, Oman
- Managed the Al Hayat Tennis Centre at Seeb Wilayat in Muscat
- In charge of group and individual lessons for adults and running of advanced group sessions for men and women
- Increased revenue of the club by 30% since joining the team
- Provided individual and group lessons for kids of all age groups
- Managed public relation affairs on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media avenues

September 2010-October 2013 
Tennis Professional at Sports Vision, Muscat, Oman
- Conducted coaching sessions on tennis for both groups and individuals targeting different age groups (Adults to children). Coordinated on arranging tennis tournaments
- Facilitated sales of tennis racquets and other equipment. Monitored stringing of tennis racquet and ensure all racquets/equipment are maintained at optimal working condition
- Cemented and maintained excellent working relationship with students/parents resulting in building an excellent clientele base over a period
- Provided excellent customer service resulting in positive customer experience and thereby improving the retention rate
- Instrumental in enhancing the competencies of kids/adults in playing tennis

July 2005-July 2010
Tennis Professional at PDO Tennis Club, Muscat, Oman
- Handled social tennis events for members
- Oversaw planning and scheduling of tennis tournaments specifically for kids on a monthly basis over a period of 5 years
- Performed the role of a Head Professional for a duration of 3 months in the absence of the Head Professional
- Provided support to Head Professional in managing prominent tennis events and multiple tennis camps

August 2004-April 2005
Tennis Professional at Rupa Tennis Academy, Chennai, India
- Mentored Assistants/ball boys in operating tennis programs efficiently. As a part of a technique improvement program, leveraged findings from video analysis to correct defective techniques
- Ensured tennis courts were maintained in proper working condition. Handled a junior level tennis program for kids
- Played a pivotal role in devising new methods of training. Laid emphasis on fitness training. Interfaced with fitness coach to strategize plans for enhancing fitness levels
- Established an environment in which kids were encouraged to enjoy their training sessions


 

2004-2020
Professional Tennis Registry - PTR

2015
Global Professional Tennis Coach Association - GPTCA

2004
International Tennis Federation - ITF
Asian Coaches Workshop


Academic

1999-2002
Bachelor Of Arts - Economics Major, Loyola College - Chennai, India

1986-1998
High School - Health & Physical Education/Fitness, Indian School Muscat

 


 

November 2016
Tennis Professional at Sadili Oval Sports Academy, Nairobi, Kenya

2012
Referee at Muscat Community Football League - MCFL

Vimal Kirthi

Email: vimalkirthi@gmail.com
Linkedin:  www.linkedin.com/in/vimal-kirthi/58641bbtennispro