Tennis Teacher

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founded in 2001
Samba Africa Voluntary Organization
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Coordinator | Daniel
Coordinator | Daniel
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High­lights

Organize high performance Tennis programs for young people
To introduce the game of Tennis rural and Urban areas in Ghana
Empower and inspire success in young people
Train the children how to hit the ball over the net and into the opponent's side of the net.
Teach children and young people how to swing a tennis racquet to hit the ball. A truly rewarding experience as you guide someone through the course. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Volunteer as a tennis coach in Ghana and give children the chance to play tennis in a fun, structured environment. Coaching tennis in Ghana is a great way to volunteer in Ghana while providing more tennis opportunities for young players. Also work on your own game and play against some real talent.

As an emerging sport, Ghanaian tennis has yet to make a strong impact on the international stage. However, the standard is steadily improving and the Ghanaian Tennis Association  is keen to develop the country’s younger players.

Samba  tennis coaching placement will allow you to work with these players, giving them the chance to have fun and progress in the sport they are most passionate about.

The main focus is working with children from schools in the township communities. You can therefore take on as much responsibility as you feel your expertise allows.

Typical day

Your Tennis Volunteer Placement

Our tennis project is ideal for any volunteer who wants to get alongside young people through fun and enjoyable sports activities. The emphasis is on participation and there is no pressure to have any extensive coaching knowledge. The players are keen to take part and, with support from our in-country team and the local coaches, you will soon provide the forum for them to do so. And, if you have the confidence and desire to pursue them, we have a number of links with the top tennis institutions throughout Ghana . Placements have been secured in the National Tennis Centre and the  Sports College. Here you can be placed alongside the top coaches and national youth squads. You can even try your chances against the African game yourself!

Your Tennis Coaching Role
 Participants will have the chance to coach at a variety of different levels depending on your experience and personal preference. Volunteers start by being placed alongside the coaches at local clubs. Here you will help run training sessions and organize games among the young players. You will also be encouraged to work with players on an individual basis, giving you the chance to introduce some of you own coaching ideas if you wish. Some of your time may also be spent ‘spotting’ new talent at regular tennis clinics. Furthermore, you will be able to coach and participate in the training sessions for the Junior National Squads. These 12-16 year-olds are serious about the game and have dreams of becoming the first Ghanaian to make a mark on global tennis. Volunteers with a basic level of playing or coaching experience are able to make a worthwhile contribution to the game and its development in Ghana.

Free-time activities

Weekends, are free days for the volunteers. You may choose to travel out of town to see the many interesting sights and sounds in other parts of Ghana or hang out with your fellow volunteer(s) and/or locals in the neighborhood.

Weekend trips available include visits to Mole National Park in the Northern Region of Ghana. This National Park offers a great Safari-like experience and is one of the biggest Elephant Sanctuaries in Africa with the chance to spot Lions, Leopards & Antelopes in their natural habitat.
Volunteers can also take a trip to Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana to relax in the beautiful beaches and see the famous Cape Coast castle, the Kakum Canopy walkway and Elmina castle, where slave trade begun.

Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Safari/
Zoo
Museum/
Opera
Sports

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at University or High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Relevant Experience or Technical Skills
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Samba Africa Voluntary Organization
  • Airport pickup upon arrival
  • Hotel and meals bills in Accra upon arrival, before transfer to Kumasi/ Final Destination
  • Transport to host family / project site on First day
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Accommodation
  • Utility Bills
  • Meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Super (Dinner)
  • Samba T-Shirt
  • Free Sim Card/Data Sim
Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

On the day (or night) of your arrival, SAMBA AFRICA VOLUNTEERING (SAVO) staffs will be at the airport to welcome you and transfer you to a hotel with air-conditioned rooms and restaurant only in the night of your arrival, Orientation and transportation to your assigned placement will be done the next morning following your arrival day but arrival in day time you will be transported to your destination (KUMASI).

Accommodation

The accommodation type we arrange for volunteers is the family stay type. This means that volunteers stay with a family as their host. Staying with a host family is very ideal and cost saving for both the volunteer and SAVO- Ghana. The volunteer gets to experience the culture closely and better whilst SAVO- Ghana also comfortably manages the security and safety of the volunteer and properties. In a room, each volunteer has to his/her own, a bed, pillow and bedspread.

Bedroom (Double) Bedroom (Single) Guest Family
Food & Beverages

Host families will provide volunteers with breakfast, lunch and dinner during the working week.

Breakfast is usually ready by around 7am; however volunteer can eat later if you prefer to get up late. Lunch is usually packed by your host family in a lunch box so that you can eat at your project if you wish. Dinner is usually served around 6pm.

If you have special eating needs, you can inform us. Even though special eating needs are not something we can guarantee, we will do our best to meet your needs.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Kotoka International Airport (ACC) in Accra. We assist you to find cheap flights to Ghana.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Ghana provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Ghana you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Ghana.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

START DATES: FLEXIBLE

Airport pickup info:

On the day (or night) of your arrival, Samba Africa Voluntary (SAVO) Staffs will be at the Accra Kotoka International airport to welcome you And transfer you to a hotel with Fan  or air-conditioned rooms and restaurant only in the night of your arrival, Orientation and transportation to your Assigned placement will be done the next morning following your arrival day but arrival in day time you will be transported to our office in Kumasi.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$650
6 weeks
$975
7 weeks
$1,137
11 weeks
$1,787
19 weeks
$3,087
50 weeks (max. stay)
$8,125
Average fees
$163 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Samba Africa Voluntary Organization will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Samba Africa Voluntary Organization during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Tennis Teacher

Teach children and young people how to swing a tennis racquet to hit the ball. A truly rewarding experience as you guide someone through the course.

$163/week

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