I am the Head USPTA tester for the Hawaii Section. We are ALWAYS looking for energetic, upbeat, caring, etc. professionals and most of all, pros who are thirsty for new knowledge. The game is changing and the newer professionals actually have an advantage with all the new information and techniques out there. I suggest you volunteer or start with the USTA Parks and Rec programs to get your feet wet and then see how you like it.
A coaching career can take many different directions. The landscape is different now. Everyone is becoming specialists in their fields. High Perfomance, Little Tennis, Sports Science, Fitness etc etc. Lastly, and most important, get a mentor. You will need a qualified teacher to help you along the way.
Head Tester, USPTA Hawaii Division
Past President, USPTA Hawaii Division
Head Pro, Punahou School