Vagabonding & Tennis – Traveling the world and get by on providing tennis lessons

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Vagabonding & Tennis – Traveling the world and get by on providing tennis lessons

On my brutal commute to and from work this week I’ve been listening to this podcast with Ari Shaffir and Rolf Potts. It got me thinking about doing some more travel. With a family of 4, I couldn’t do it the same way as Rolf Potts or Ari Shaffir but I could definitely do it for a few months and earn some money by helping out at tennis clubs and giving lessons.

If I were a better player or if I played in college, it would be easier to get a job or provide lessons. There always seems to be a need for a decent tennis player that can help out with lessons at tennis clubs. The key is to try to not get locked in to a full-time 40 hour per week job so I could spend more time with family and explore the area.

With tennis being an international sport, it would be pretty easy to travel and play. I think the easiest places to start would be Europe and South America. I’ve heard there are clubs in Asia that pay pretty well for highly skilled coaches.

As you traveled/vagabonded you’d obviously want to limit your costs as much as possible. Doing this with a family is going to be X times more expensive. We’d have to limit expenses at home as well. We’d have to find a way to rent out our home for 3 months. We’d also have to find a way to take care of our cat and dog.

If anyone that reads this has tried long-term travel with a family figured out an efficient way to do this? If so, leave a comment or message me. I’d love to hear how you did it.

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