Coaches News 27.07.11


Coaches News 27.07.11

Dear TICA Member,

A quick update for you as we head into the final month of the summer season.


“Tennis4kids is expanding and seeks two coaches to join our professional team for the school year commencing the beginning of Sept 2011 – June 2012.

Candidates should have excellent communication skills and enjoy working with children.

Applicants must have a Tennis Ireland Level 1 Coaching Qualification, and preferably have previous experience in teaching mini tennis.

Successful candidates will be working in schools Monday – Friday mornings, up to 15 hours per week.

Fluency in Irish would be an advantage.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a committed team of coaches who are dedicated to delivering a first class mini tennis programme to primary school children in Dublin”. 

Successful applicants will receive training in the programme from Level 3 coach, Annette Smith.

Interviews will take place during August.

Interested candidates should email their CV, Garda vetting, Insurance and Child Protection Certificate to  before 15th  August.

For further information contact Annette @ 086 285 9043. Visit us at


Still a few places left for TICA members who wish to attend the Workshop with Mark Tennant next week, as advertised recently. 

Date – Thursday 4th August.   Venue – David Lloyd Riverview    Time – 9.00am to 3.00pm   Cost – 50e

Aim: The aim of this course is to help coaches understand how to work effectively with adults at beginner and improver level. By the end of this course, coaches will have a better understanding of: 1. Why adults play tennis. 2. The coaching skills required to develop your adult programmes, including ‘rules’ for coaching adults’. 3. How to get starter players to serve rally and score from the first lesson 4. How to develop tactical effectiveness in adults of all abilities.   5. The needs of different adult target markets. 6. Ideas for competition, and special sessions such as inductions and clinics. 7. The new ITF Adult Tennis Xpress programme.

Registration: Attendance at this event is open to only the first 26 TICA coaches who book. To book you can

1. Call reception at David Lloyd and pay over the phone by credit card (cost is 50 euro) or 2. Call reception at David Lloyd and book, but you must send a cheque for 50 euro to the club (payable to David Lloyd Riverview) within 24 hours of making the booking.

DAVID LLOYD PHONE NUMBERS: (01) 218 9600 or (01) 218 9601.

All the best,