Coaches News 10.02.11


Coaches News 10.02.11


Most of our 2010 members have chosen to rejoin TICA in 2011, and we look forward to working closely with you in the year ahead. If you have not as yet renewed your TICA membership for 2011, you can go to todownload a registration form that you can post with your cheque, or register and pay over the Internet.

Early next week we will be changing the access codes to, as well as to the instructional websites to which we offer access, and these sites will from then on only be accessible by 2011 members. We are also adding access to a new website to the list of member benefits. Passwords for these sites will be sent next week to members only.

Our new membership mailing list will also come into effect next week; so only current members will receive information via emails or texts.

If you want to keep in the loop and know what is happening in Irish tennis coaching circles, you need to be a member of TICA!



The TICA AGM normally takes place on the day of the National Conference, but was postponed last November due to the weather conditions. We then rescheduled for mid-December, but this meeting had to be cancelled, as we did not achieve a quorum on the night.

The AGM is now scheduled to take place as follows:

DATE: Wednesday 23rd February 2011

TIME: 8pm

VENUE: Room HG18, The Nursing Building, Dublin City University, Dublin 9

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It is now crucial that this meeting takes place, and elects a committee to serve all our interests in the year ahead. I would therefore ask that you attend if at all possible. I would appreciate it if you could drop me an email or text (086 822 8235) to let me know that you plan to be there, so that we can gauge the turn out in advance.



Wicklow Local Sports Partnership in conjunction with Coaching Ireland and the Irish Wheelchair Association – Sports Section will be holding a 1 day Coaching People with Disabilities workshop on Saturday 5th March 2011, from 10am – 4pm at Newtownmountkennedy Community Centre, Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow.

The Coaching People with Disabilities workshop aims to support the work of coaches and tutors in the application of their coaching knowledge and skills to create an environment that encourages people with disabilities to participate in sport and physical activity.The workshop has been designed for use by National Governing Bodies, Tutors, Coaches and Disability Awareness Trainers.

The cost of the workshop is EUR15 per participant.

Workshop booking forms and further information are available from the Wicklow Local Sports Partnership office on 01 287 8184 or

Coaches who attend this event will be credited with 33 points under the Continuous Professional Development Programme 2011. To gain the points, please send a letter or certificate of attendance to Peter Farrell. For full details of the CPD 2011, please go to



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