*IMPORTANT: RETURN TO TENNIS AND COACHING**
We are delighted that tennis is coming back and tennis clubs around the country are permitted to open back up on Monday April 26th! It has been a tough year and I’m sure everyone is very excited to dust off the racquets and get back out on the courts, enjoying our wonderful sport and all the physical and mental health benefits it brings. As you can imagine, the club anticipate a big demand for courts on our return to play after lockdown, and for this reason, the committee have made the decision to delay the restart of the Junior Coaching programme by 2 weeks (full details below) The club feel this will give everyone an equal and fair opportunity during those first busy 2 weeks to get back playing. The club would like to thank you for your understanding and support during these unprecedented times and we look forward to seeing you all again very soon. Full details on Return to Tennis Guidelines and reminder of rules will be sent out shortly by the committee before reopening.
*JUNIOR COACHING PROGRAMME*
Our Junior Coaching programme will resume at a slightly later date on Monday May 10th and run for 6 weeks (including June Bank Holiday weekend) up until Saturday June 19th. We had completed 2 weeks of Term 2 before Christmas, so we will have a shorter term of 8 weeks in total instead of the planned 12 weeks. If you have already paid your Term 2 fees, you will be given a refund for 4 weeks. For those still to pay, the fees due will be for 8 weeks. Please pay on the website through Easy Payments or contact Catherine in the office on 01- 2808769 (Mon-Thur 9am-2pm) to settle fees. The committee have requested that all fees due must be paid by Monday April 26th. I have attached the timetable below to refresh everyone on their days and times and the 8 week price list.
For our new members and new juniors looking to join the programme, firstly welcome to the club and the coaching team are looking forward to meeting you all! I have attached a Google doc form below for you to fill out please and I will be in touch about scheduling the kids into groups for the 6 weeks. These classes may be provisional at first and I will adjust and assess the kids if necessary once we start back to ensure everyone is placed in groups that are suitable for their age, standard and development.
Registration form for New Members
Junior Coaching Registration Form
Private / semi private lessons for juniors are allowed during the first 2 weeks back and juniors can also play casually with family! Also, check out aineleonardtennis on facebook and instagram for some fun challenges that I will be putting up for our juniors to try over the next couple of weeks to get them back in action. We will try these challenges during our first week back at coaching and have some spot prizes for best efforts!
Our Adult Coaching groups, Cardio Tennis and Mens Hit and Run classes are still on hold for the moment but if anyone is looking for private/ semi private lessons, you can contact the coaches below and they will do their best to fit you in from April 26th.
Aine Leonard 087 6174227
Rob Neiland 087 3926687
Catalin Jordan 087 1371036
Neil Ryan 087 1731249
We are planning to run a six week summer programme for our junior members with a similar format to last year, followed by junior championships. We will be looking to recruit some junior assistants shortly. If you may be interested and are aged 16 or over, you will need to be Garda Vetted. Forms can be obtained from Catherine in the office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The team are very much looking forward to seeing you all back at the club very soon and enjoying the sport we all love so much!
Aine Leonard and the Coaching Team