Jobs

Racquet Network is a Calgary-based, family owned retail sporting goods store with a major online presence. In general we prefer to hire people who live in the communities immediately around our store.

Our staff typically consists of a nucleus of adult experts supported by students with highly specialized duties and tasks. We are organized into two main teams: our weekday team and our weekend team.

The weekday team consists of two or three adults working during the day supported by junior and high school students who come in after school. The weekend team consists primarily of university students with a passion for racquet sports. Some student positions support both teams.

Racquet Network offers a friendly work environment that is accepting of all ages, genders, ethnicities and orientations. However, we do have bias in favour of people who share our genuine passion for racquet sports.


RETAIL SALES ASSOCIATE – FULL TIME – 12:00pm-8:00pm Monday-Friday

Candidate must have excellent retail sales skills and be able to provide superior customer service. Knowledge in racquets and accessories is not required but a willingness to learn definitely is.

We don’t want getting to work to be a major challenge for our employees. Therefore, preference will be given to applicants who live within easy commuting distance to our southwest Calgary store, located at 310 2525 Woodview Drive SW.

Experience with electronic calendars, website updating and accounting software is an asset but not a requirement. Basic computer skills (ie: proficiency in typing and data entry) and good phone etiquette are a requirement.

Job requirements:
– applicant must be eligible to work in Canada
– applicant must be 18 years or older
– applicant must be available to work 12pm-8pm Monday-Friday

Benefits:
– employee health plan
– staff discounts
– competitive wage
– free access to lessons and programs

Please submit your resume and cover letter in person to 310 2525 Woodview Drive SW, Calgary, AB. Please be specific about the job you are applying for.

The cover letter must clearly indicate the job for which you are applying. Resumes that do not include a cover letter will not be considered.


e-TAIL SALES ASSOCIATE – FULL TIME

Racquet Network has a full time position open for an entry level e-Tail Sales Associate. This individual will be trained for customer service across the entire online spectrum of our business. Previous experience with WordPress, Woocommerce and Photoshop is an asset, but is not a requirement. We are prepared to provide on-the-job training to individuals with relevant computer skills. Applicants must enjoy working at a desk with a computer for much of the workday.

We don’t want getting to work to be a major challenge for our employees. Therefore, preference will be given to applicants who live within easy commuting distance to our southwest Calgary store, located at 310 2525 Woodview Drive SW.

Education requirements:
– high school diploma

Responsibilities include:
– updating nine ecommerce websites
– creating product images and descriptions
– processing online orders
– tracking online orders
– responding to online customer inquiries
– providing customer support for online orders
– supervising assistant webmasters and shipping clerks

Hours:
– 10:00am-7:00pm
– occasional weekends as needed

Benefits include:
– a competitive wage
– staff discount
– free lesson/program access

Please submit your resume and cover letter in person to 310 2525 Woodview Drive SW, Calgary, AB. Please be specific about the job you are applying for.

The cover letter must clearly indicate the job for which you are applying. Resumes that do not include a cover letter will not be considered.


STUDENT POSITIONS – GRADES 9-12

Student positions are open to students in grades 9, 10, and 11 who live in the community of Woodbine/Woodlands. Adolescents (14 years) and Young Persons (ages 15, 16 and 17) are employed as permitted by Alberta labour laws. All student positions are non-essential support positions with flexible schedules. Every student is assigned to support and assist a full-time employee, who acts as their supervisor. Student positions end at the age of 18, at which point students may be considered for part-time employment as EXPERTS.


STUDENT WEBMASTER – GRADES 9-12

Racquet Network has one position open for a student webmaster that lives in the community of Woodbine/Woodlands. This positions are filled by students in grades 9 through 11 on a part time basis — 4 to 6 hours per week. No previous experience is necessary. We provide training to suitable candidates. Preference will be given to students fluent in either Mandarin or Cantonese.

Student webmasters work under the direct supervision of our Ecommerce Manager to update and maintain our many websites. Students webmasters who demonstrate commitment and reliability may be offered additional hours working in the store as Student Retail Support Associates.

Please submit your resume and cover letter in person to 310 2525 Woodview Drive SW, Calgary, AB. Please be specific about the job you are applying for.

The cover letter must clearly indicate the job for which you are applying. Resumes that do not include a cover letter will not be considered.


TENNIS INSTRUCTORS

Racquet Network refers private lessons to affiliated tennis instructors who are active in our network and supportive of our business. Affiliated instructors are also hired by Racquet Network to teach group lessons and lead some activities and social events. Instructors must sign a service agreement and provide their own equipment. They must also commit to working a minimum of 10 hours per week in our store.

Instructors who wish to join our network as affiliated instructors must do the following

— demonstrate that they meet our teaching standards
— demonstrate that they have a full teaching kit
— demonstrate proficiency in teaching one private lesson

Affiliated instructors enjoy the following benefits

— staff prices on all gear and teaching tools
— client referrals for private lessons (min $40.00/hour)
— official affiliate status on Tennis Calgary
— free advertising on Tennis Calgary
— consideration to be hired to teach group lessons
— consideration to be hired to lead tennis and other activities
— consideration for additional hours in our racquet service department
— consideration for additional hours in our retail store
— consideration for the position of Head Coach

Affiliated instructors cannot be employed by another club or facility while getting referrals from Racquet Network. They must be independent and available to teach evenings and weekends when our clients tend to want their lessons. For this reason most of our instructors are one of the following:

— students or teachers seeking seasonal employment
— professionals who are holding down full time day jobs and teaching on the side
— employees of Racquet Network


SQUASH INSTRUCTORS

Racquet Network refers private lessons to affiliated squash instructors who are active in our network and supportive of our business. Affiliated instructors are also hired by Racquet Network to teach group lessons and lead some activities and social events. Instructors must sign a service agreement and provide their own equipment. They must also commit to working a minimum of 10 hours per week in our store.

Instructors who wish to join our network as affiliated instructors must do the following

— demonstrate that they meet our teaching standards
— demonstrate that they have a full teaching kit
— demonstrate proficiency in teaching one private lesson

Affiliated instructors enjoy the following benefits

— staff prices on all gear and teaching tools
— client referrals for private lessons (min $40.00/hour)
— official affiliate status on Squash Calgary
— free advertising on Squash Calgary
— consideration to be hired to teach group lessons
— consideration to be hired to lead squash and other activities
— consideration for additional hours in our racquet service department
— consideration for additional hours in our retail store
— consideration for the position of Head Coach

Affiliated instructors must be available to teach evenings and weekends when our clients tend to want their lessons. For this reason most of our instructors are one of the following:

— students or teachers seeking seasonal employment
— professionals who are holding down full time day jobs and teaching on the side
— employees of Racquet Network


BADMINTON INSTRUCTORS

Racquet Network refers private lessons to affiliated badminton instructors who are active in our network and supportive of our business. Affiliated instructors are also hired by Racquet Network to teach group lessons and lead some activities and social events. Instructors must sign a service agreement and provide their own equipment. They must also commit to working a minimum of 10 hours per week in our store.

Instructors who wish to join our network as affiliated instructors must do the following

— demonstrate that they meet our teaching standards
— demonstrate that they have a full teaching kit
— demonstrate proficiency in teaching one private lesson

Affiliated instructors enjoy the following benefits

— staff prices on all gear and teaching tools
— client referrals for private lessons (min $40.00/hour)
— official affiliate status on Badminton Calgary
— free advertising on Badminton Calgary
— consideration to be hired to teach group lessons
— consideration to be hired to lead badminton and other activities
— consideration for additional hours in our racquet service department
— consideration for additional hours in our retail store
— consideration for the position of Head Coach

Affiliated instructors must be available to teach evenings and weekends when our clients tend to want their lessons. For this reason most of our instructors are one of the following:

— students or teachers seeking seasonal employment
— professionals who are holding down full time day jobs and teaching on the side
— employees of Racquet Network


PICKLEBALL INSTRUCTORS

Racquet Network refers private lessons to affiliated pickleball instructors who are active in our network and supportive of our business. Affiliated instructors are also hired by Racquet Network to teach group lessons and lead some activities and social events. Instructors must sign a service agreement and provide their own equipment. They must also commit to working a minimum of 10 hours per week in our store.

Instructors who wish to join our network as affiliated instructors must do the following

— demonstrate that they meet our teaching standards
— demonstrate that they have a full teaching kit
— demonstrate proficiency in teaching one private lesson

Affiliated instructors enjoy the following benefits

— staff prices on all gear and teaching tools
— client referrals for private lessons (min $40.00/hour)
— official affiliate status on Pickleball Calgary
— free advertising on Pickleball Calgary
— consideration to be hired to teach group lessons
— consideration to be hired to lead pickleball and other activities
— consideration for additional hours in our racquet service department
— consideration for additional hours in our retail store
— consideration for the position of Head Coach

Affiliated instructors must be available to teach evenings and weekends when our clients tend to want their lessons. For this reason most of our instructors are one of the following:

— students or teachers seeking seasonal employment
— professionals who are holding down full time day jobs and teaching on the side
— employees of Racquet Network


RACQUETBALL INSTRUCTORS

Racquet Network refers private lessons to affiliated racquetball instructors who are active in our network and supportive of our business. Affiliated instructors are also hired by Racquet Network to teach group lessons and lead some activities and social events. Instructors must sign a service agreement and provide their own equipment. They must also commit to working a minimum of 10 hours per week in our store.

Instructors who wish to join our network as affiliated instructors must do the following

— demonstrate that they meet our teaching standards
— demonstrate that they have a full teaching kit
— demonstrate proficiency in teaching one private lesson

Affiliated instructors enjoy the following benefits

— staff prices on all gear and teaching tools
— client referrals for private lessons (min $40.00/hour)
— consideration to be hired to teach group lessons
— consideration to be hired to lead racquetball and other activities
— consideration for additional hours in our racquet service department
— consideration for additional hours in our retail store
— consideration for the position of Head Coach

Affiliated instructors must be available to teach evenings and weekends when our clients tend to want their lessons. For this reason most of our instructors are one of the following:

— students or teachers seeking seasonal employment
— professionals who are holding down full time day jobs and teaching on the side
— employees of Racquet Network