Carrigaline Tennis Club offers an extensive Coaching Program for Juniors and a range of group and one to one options for Senior Members. All enquiries for Coaching need to go through the Head coach Cian Blake. Cian will direct you as to the best option for you or your family member. Cian can be contacted on 087 9762105
Note that Coaching Groups are for Juniors who just want to play in a fun environment and the squads are geared for Juniors who are keen to play at competition level. All Participants must be paid up Members of Carrigaline Tennis Club.
The next Coaching Term will commence on Tuesday 1st March 2022.
The Term will run for a total of 13 weeks.
If you have not already signed your Child/ren up for Coaching and are interested in doing so, please do so online through easypaymentsplus.
Squad Coaching Members will have already received a payment request.
Coaching Times/Fees are as follows:
Monday - No Groups
Tuesday - Cian
2-3pm - Junior/Senior Infants (3 courts)
3-4pm - all ages (3 courts)
4-6pm - Tournament Squad (under 11-13) (4 courts)
Wednesday - Fitzy
2.30-3.30pm - Teen class (3 courts)
3.30-5pm - Club Squad (under 8-10) (3 courts)
4.30-6pm - Club Squad (under 11-13) (3 courts)
Thursday - Willie
3-4pm - 1st/2nd Class ( 5 courts)
4-5pm - 3rd/4th Class (4 courts)
5-6pm - 5th/6th Class (4 courts)
6-7pm - Teen Class (4 courts)
Friday - Ashling
3.30-5pm Club Squad (under 9-11) (4 courts)
Duration - 13 weeks
Costs are as follows -
€104 - 1 hour Group Coaching
€146 - 1.5hr Squad Coaching
€195 - Tournament Squad
If you have any questions or concerns in relation to the new term, please email email@example.com
Tennis Ireland issued the Document below to all Tennis Clubs in the last few weeks. It is a very detailed outline of the Tennis Ireland Performance Strategy for the coming years, the aim of which is to get more players playing to an International standard.
If you have any questions relating to the contents of the document, please contact Head Coach Cian Blake
Tennis Ireland Level 2 Qualified Coach
Performance Director Munster TennisCian has vast coaching experience at all levels of the game from social to international players. He has captained Ireland at Winter Cups and Four Nations, captaining the winning Four Nations team in 2018.
Having been an interprovincial player at junior and senior level, Cian takes great pride in representing his province. Along with winning the title as a player Cian has also captained Munster to glory at Junior and Senior levels. As well as success in team events Cian has coached players individually to International Level with some of his players representing Ireland at European Championships, Winter Cups and Four Nations
Cian's belief is that competition drives the sport. He feels that having a proper competition structure is paramount to the success of any programme. With this in mind Cian has placed a major emphasis on Matchplay and Box Leagues within the club.
For further information please contact Cian on 087 9762105
Tennis Ireland Level 2 qualified coach
Munster Performance Coach
Sinead has coached numerous provincial and national tennis players to great success over her years as a tennis coach. A former Munster interprovincial player, she was the winning non-playing Junior Captain in 2017 as well as the winning non-playing Senior Interprovincial Captain in 2018.
Sinead coaches junior squads every Monday as well as giving group lessons for senior members. She is also available for individual lessons.
For further information please contact Sinead on 087 768 2731
Tennis Ireland Level 1 qualified coach
Having competed at the highest level nationally, represented Ireland, and gone on to compete at college level in the United States, Paul brings a huge amount of playing experience to the coaching team. Along with his playing experience Paul has captained Munster at interprovincial level, is coach to provincial and national level players and is part of the Munster coaching team.
Paul is available for group and private coaching for Adults and Juniors by contacting 085 125 5422.
Ashling has been coaching in Carrigaline since 2015. She began as part of the Gaisce bronze Presidents award and when she turned 16 she completed the Play And Stay assistant tennis coaching course.
She began playing tennis in primary school through Cork Parks Tennis prior to joining Carrigaline Tennis Club. She has played in the Wilson and KBS tournaments.
Ashling is an assistant coach at the Club on Thursdays and Fridays and on Saturday she runs the Junior Matchplay along with Ken, Claire and Laoise from 3-4:30pm.
Claire has been playing tennis in Carrigaline Tennis Club since she was 10. She has played in both the Wilson cup and KBS teams.
Claire has been a Junior Coach since 2018 and helps with the Saturday matchplay every week.
A very enjoyable Exhibition Match was given recently by the Coaching Staff with Special Guest David Thompson