My name is Jay and I’ve been working with Fireball for just over a year, and it has been one
of the best years of my working life! With the recent Corona Virus outbreak halting coaching, I have had time to reflect on what it is about working for Fireball that I love the most. There are many things, such as the family like bond the staff share together and the
easy going yet professional outlook we all have on our jobs. We are fortunate enough to
have jobs where we can be ourselves and have fun and focus on putting smiles on faces,
while also helping individuals develop both tennis and also life skills. Another positive of
working as a coach with Fireball is the opportunity to run school clinics at local schools.
These clinics are so enjoyable that I pinch myself when I realise, we’re getting payed to do
them! It is also very rewarding work, as primary school children are still deciding what
sports they want to play. Getting the chance to advertise tennis to others, which is a sport
that has given me so much joy, is a very privileged position to be in. With previous jobs, I
found that I would return home after work worn out and frustrated. However, with fireball I
look forward to my coaching shifts and always leave the court at the end of the day having
enjoyed myself and also feeling rewarded by the work I put in to my lessons. The hours are
also very flexible, allowing me to have a good work-life balance which is extremely
important! In conclusion, Fireball has given me the opportunity to teach a sport I love to
many bright young kids with lots of potential!