Proper attire for tennis job interview?

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  1. GrindItOut32

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    I'm going around to different tennis centers and country clubs today looking for a job as an instructor for the summer. Would it be appropriate to just wear tennis shorts and a shirt? Or should I try to look a little more presentable?

    By the way I'm 19 years old...
     
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    you cant be overedressed
     
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  3. John55

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    Black pants, tucked in polo shirt, belt black shoes.

    Wear what a golfer wears.
     
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  4. Jonny S&V

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    I would wear a lighter colored polo, khakis or khaki shorts and nice, casual shoes.
     
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    Maybe not.

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    Would you hire this guy?
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    Are you a male or a female?
     
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  8. GrindItOut32

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    I'm a male. My predicament is that I don't want to be underdressed but I also want to let them know that I am a tennis player and I know plently about the game. I kinda feel that they would think that maybe I'm just some scrub who doesn't know much, yet I don't want to show up in tennis shorts and have them think I'm not serious about wanting it.
     
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  9. Jonny S&V

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    Definitely khaki shorts than. They give off the impression that you are taking this seriously while still being genuine.
     
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  10. cucio

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    I wouldn't wear shorts to an interview. Perhaps some casual wear that doesn't hide you are an athletic person. Add a picture of yourself playing to your resume. Perhaps carry a tennis bag with you with a couple of sticks and tennis clothes, in case you are asked for a small demo.
     
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    I've been in the same situation. I went to the most exclusive club in town for an interview when I was in college (when I was 21).
    I wore: Dress pants, a blue polo, button down shirt and a navy blue blazer (business attire).

    Long story/short, I got the job.

    He'll learn more about your tennis qualifications by talking about the game with him or speaking about some of your past experiance. They see people walking around in tennis whites all day long, 365 days a year.

    Stand out and be professional.
     
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    Definitely not this:

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    Definitely shirt and tie. The movie Wimbledon will give great ideas?
     
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    Are these cold calls or interviews? Either way, dress like a professional and wear appropriate clothing. Save the shorts and sneakers for the coaching demonstration.

    At the very least you should be wearing dark trousers (no cargo pockets) and a button down shirt with the correct belt and shoes. If it's hot, you might get away with a collared polo shirt. You can probably get away with not wearing a tie, but if these are high end clubs I would not take that chance. No shorts.
     
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    I would dress up like Rafa Nadal and keep picking my butt.
     
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    this. no shorts at interview. also bring your bag. thats what i did too
     
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  17. Bhagi Katbamna

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    He's interviewing to be the tennis instructor, not the gigolo for homosexual males.
     
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  18. OroDeSantoro

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    I'd say tucked solid polo and khakis
     
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  19. Doubles

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    Ouch, that's pretty mean spirited towards the GOAT. Not that I dissagree or anything. But yes, dark pants, maybe dockers with a button down, and a belt. But bring your bag and tennis clothes to do a demo...
     
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    Dress pants, shiny dress shoes, longsleeved short and a color co-ordinating tie. Look presentable so male grooming is a must. Look professional.
     
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