Evolution of Clubs, Mentorship, and Leadership feat. Len Simard, Part 2

Oct 11, 2023

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In this episode of Racquet Fuel, hosts Kim Bastable and Simon Gale continue their conversation with Len Simard, Search and Consulting Executive with Kopplin, Kuebler, & Wallace. Len annually manages the searches for hundreds of leadership positions and clubs around the US, specializing in Directors of Racquet Sports searches, so he knows what it takes to succeed in the role. 

Len, Kim, and Simon discuss the evolution of the role of Director of Racquet Sports, how you can engage members in racquet sports at country clubs, and the impact tennis professionals have on the lives of the people they interact with every day. The episode ends in conversation about the impact of tennis pros on young people and the industry.

1:11 – Evolving role of Director of Racquet Sports
5:25 – Engaging members in racquet sports at Country Clubs
11:00 – Attracting Next Gen to tennis industry despite potential loss of veteran pros
15:51 – The impact of tennis professionals on members’ lives and the importance of a work-life balance.
21:49 The impact of tennis pros on young people in the industry
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