Junior Tennis

Carrigaline Junior Tennis Club has gone from strength to strength in recent years and offers a wide range of activities for Children 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 Tournament and Provincial Squad level. We offer coaching sessions which are more relaxed and fun based as well as Internal Squads for those who want to progress through the Tennis Ireland Tournament structure.

In 2019 the Club was honoured to be awarded an ITF International Junior Tennis Tournament held in June of that year. There were 102 top players from all over the world competing. This really put Carrigaline Tennis Club on the map for Junior Tennis. 

The Club hosts its own Category 2 Junior Open Tournament which attracts some of the best players from all over the country to Carrigaline. 

Junior of the Year 2021

Each year Carrigaline Tennis Club selects a ‘Junior of the Year’ to recognise the hard work they have put in over the previous twelve months.. It is not about who wins the most matches, but those who are regularly playing in the Club, enjoying their Tennis and being a positive influence on those around them. 

Sam Ryan ticked all those boxes in 2021 and is a worthy Winner. 

Sam received his award in front of the U12 Matchplay Group and hopefully one of them will one day be recognised in the same way having been inspired by Sam's efforts in 2021.

Saturday Matchplay

It is great to see Matchplay in full swing on Saturdays!
The online ebooking sheet for all Matchplays will open on Sundays at 8pm. Bookings fill up very quickly and spaces are limited to thirty Members for the 3-4.30pm Matchplay and twelve Members for 4.30-6pm Matchplay.
There is no waiting list for Matchplay but keep an eye on the booking sheet during the week in case there are cancellations. 
If you need to cancel your child’s spot, please do so as this opens up the slot for another child.
Saturday Matchplay runs every Saturday year round.  
Juniors can book a slot through eBookingOnline.net.
See below for further information on booking.
Saturday Matchplay -  Age 6 – 12 years,  is from 3pm – 4.30pm. Cost €3.00.
Young Adults - 13 years + Matchplay is from 4.30 – 6pm.Cost €3.00.
Parents Please Note - Matchplay can now be booked through the online Court Booking System – eBookingOnline.net as detailed in a recent email to Junior Members.

Juniors of the Year - 2020

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 Coaching Team at Carrigaline Tennis Club is lead by Head Coach Cian Blake and supported by Paul Fitzgerald, Ashling O'Sullivan and Karen Holmes

Irish Tennis Updates Podcast - Interview with Paul Fitzgerald

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 being interviewed on Irish Tennis Updates Podcasts or on YouTube below

Junior Tennis

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