Carrigaline Junior Tennis Club has gone from strength to strength in recent years and offers a wide range of activities for kids from 6 to 18 years of age. The underage section is structured so that we can accommodate everyone from those who want fun games right up to competition and provincial squad level. We offer coaching sessions which are more relaxed and fun based aswell as our internal squads for those who want to progress in tennis through the tennis Ireland competition structure.
In 2019 we were honoured to be awarded an ITF international junior tennis event held in June of that year. We had 102 top players from all over the world competing in our club and this really put us on the map for Junior tennis. On the first week in April of this year, we will host our own category 2 Junior open event which will attract some of the best players from all over the country back to Carrigaline for what is sure to be some great tennis.
A belated Happy New Year to all our Junior Members. With Spring almost upon us we wanted to check in with you all to say 'Hello'. There is not much to report unfortunately as the Club continues to remain closed due to the country’s Level 5 status.
We are currently looking for ways to engage our Junior members/ by running a virtual event in February if there enough interest. If you have any suggestions or ideas for this, we would love you to get in touch. All ideas welcome!
Right now, the only event on the horizon in the Club is The Great Australian 2021 Tennis Open Challenge. An email went out a couple of days ago with details of how to take part and get involved. We’d love to see our Juniors getting involved in this fun event!
As always, if you have any questions or queries, please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
This award has been going for over ten years and rewards the Junior who has shown the most Commitment, Willingness to Learn, Determination and most importantly, enjoys their Tennis and is a great example to our younger newer members. Last years winner, David O’Callaghan, was a worthy winner and he continued to show all the above characteristics throughout this year.
The Junior of the Year is selected by Head Coach, Cian Blake.
The selection process was changed slightly this year as with such big numbers now in the Junior Section, picking one winner is getting more and more difficult. This year it was decided to select a best Boy and best Girl Junior. Cian selected Holly Cunningham as the best Girl Junior and Adam Flynn as best Boy Junior. Both were presented with a Trophy and they get to share the Shield for six months each.
Holly and Adam were worthy winners this year and we know they will continue to show great example to all our younger members
The link to the Court Booking System is HereIf you have any difficulties registering your Child/Children for a User ID and PIN please email email@example.com.
The Club requests that all Parents, with children in Junior Coaching Sessions, would familiarise themselves with the document below.
Well done to all our Juniors who took part the various competitions around the country in the last few weeks.
Congratulations to the following = Cian Power who won the U12 Singles event in the South East Leinster Open in early August and Romy Barry, who won the U12 Girls Singles in Tramore. Super achievement. Congratulations also to U12 winners Darragh and Jack Cantillon (CTC) who beat Daniel O’ Mahony (CTC) and his partner Christopher in the final at Rushbrooke Lawn Tennis Club. Great result, well done!
Thanks to the Junior Committee for the Images below.
I hope you are all keeping safe and well! You may have seen a few communications about finally getting back to play some Tennis, so we wanted to highlight some of the main changes that will be relevant to our Juniors:
Adam Wade chats with prominent figures in the world of Irish tennis. Current players, past players, and anyone else he can get to interview.
In Podcast from 19th April 2020, Adam chats to Paul Fitzgerald, current Munster coach and DLTC player. Paul has had a great journey in tennis and tells him about his experiences representing his province aged just 15, his Junior success in Ireland, how he continued that success while on a scholarship in the US and his experiences in tennis since then.Listen to Paul Fitzgerald being interviewed on Irish Tennis Updates Podcasts or on YouTube
The Coaching Team at Carrigaline Tennis Club is lead by Head Coach Cian Blake and supported by Sinead Dunne, Paul Fitzgerald, Gianmarco Cacace and Junior Coaches Ashling O'Sullivan and Claire O'Sullivan.