5 Day Work Week Revisited

There is high demand for teaching professionals in the industry, but is the current tennis and racquets teaching profession appealing for the next generation of workers??  It doesn’t appear to be.

From research, we know that the current 6 OR 7 DAY WORK WEEK that is industry norm is the number 1 reason that the industry has trouble retaining and attracting talent. For this reason, we are revisiting the discussion of the 5-day work week, that was first introduced by Simon and Kim in Episode 1 of Season 1.
The USTA National Campus staff has now experienced 18 months with a 5-day workweek, so Simon is able to share real data from the transition he instigated. To discuss their experiences after the transition, campus pros Dishon Deering and Bailey Robinson join the podcast and share about their new life balance from the point of view of a coach. 

If you're in the position of hiring staff or thinking through your own next position, it’s important to know the science behind “best work performance” and what elements are necessary to keep a person thriving and engaged in their workplace.

Episode Highlights
  • The majority of tennis industry professionals work six to seven days a week, leading to burnout and a lack of work-life balance.
  • Implementing a five-day work week can improve the well-being and job satisfaction of pros.
  • Selling oneself and effectively managing schedules are important skills for professionals to have to both build a book of business and to ensure a successful transition to a shorter work week.
  • Cultural differences play a role in work-life balance, with some countries prioritizing rest and recovery.
  • Offering a more sustainable work schedule can attract and retain talent in the tennis industry.

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5 Day Work Week Revisited
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