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Tennis & Golf Executive Recruiting

Our executive search and leadership consulting firm works with racquet clubs, golf courses and resorts. We find qualified professionals, general managers and operations directors. We also help collegiate programs find best-fit coaches. Who better to fill these sports jobs than professionals who have notable first-hand experience?


The tennis and golf practice was founded by Steve Snodgrass and Tom Jacobs. Together, they have an unprecedented network that spans professional, coaching, clubs and resorts.

Jacobs is a former Managing Director of Player Development for the USTA and member of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Hall of Fame. Snodgrass played and coached Division I tennis. and also designed, built and operated an indoor/outdoor racquet club and recreational facility.

Our recruiters understand the business of tennis.

Steve Snodgrass with Eric Sock and Top 20 professional Jack Sock.

SP Athletics has a deep bench with relevant sports industry experience coupled with decades of retained executive search and leadership assessment consulting successes. Our professionals have strong connections throughout the tennis community and a rare combination of tennis experience and talent recruiting success for clients, business and life.

We also offer knowledgeable consulting on topics such as facility upgrades, raising capital, youth/adult programs that drive membership, player recruitment and more. If it relates to the business of tennis, Snodgrass Partners can help.

SP Athletics helped the International Tennis Hall of Fame find a new COO. Read the Case Study.


Expanded consulting services from our Allied Partners

Our Allied Partners include top industry leaders who can provide leadership assessment and consulting. Among these thought leaders are Dr. Mark Kovacs, of the Kovacs Institute for elite individuals looking to optimize performance in sport, business and life.

Also on our team is former University of Texas head women’s tennis coach, Jeff Moore of Moore Leadership. Jeff helps leaders in both college sports and the corporate world build championship teams.

We are proud to partner with the Ferris State University Professional Tennis Management (PTM) program. In 1986, the PTM program was the first four-year bachelor’s degree program to combine tennis and business. It remains the largest and the model bachelor’s degree program of its kind in the nation. This partnership provides meaningful, practical experience to students and furthers our reach across the tennis industry. Learn more about our partnership

Are you an Athletic Director or a General Manager?

Have a position to fill?

If you’re an owner-operator or general manager at a club or resort, call us at 954.821.9189 and tell us what type of position you are looking to fill.