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.
Huge congratulations to our Head Coach and Munster Performance Director Cian Blake on being appointed Co-Captain of the Irish Davis Cup team! An amazing achievement. The matches take place in Cyprus from 16th to 19th June with the goal of qualifying for the Group II playoffs later in the year. We wish Cian, his co- captain and his team the very best of luck. You will find an in-depth interview with Cian and other interesting tennis news in the latest Munster ACE magazine.
It was great to see Matchplay in full swing last Saturday!
The online ebooking sheet for all future Saturday 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.
Tennis Camps will run for two weeks during the Summer on the following dates -
Week 1 - 5thJuly 2021 to 9th July 2021
Week 2 - 19th July 2021 to 23rd July 2021
TIME - 9.30am to 12noon
COST - €75 per person with €5 reduction (€70) for subsequent siblings.
Places will be limited due to Covid-19 regulations and bookings will be taken on a first come first served basis.
To book, please email your child’s name and date of birth to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any further queries, please email email@example.com.
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 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.