Coach News 5.1.15


Coach News 5.1.15


Welcome to our first newsletter for this year. A quick reminder that if you have not already renewed your TCI membership and insurance for 2015, you are currently not covered under the TCI Public Liability Insurance Scheme. If you are coaching soon, you may want to consider renewing your membership and insurance. Our new membership mailing list will come into effect shortly; so only 2015 members will receive information via emails or texts. We appreciate that it is hard to keep up with all the paperwork at the start of a new year, but hope that if you have not already done so you will take the necessary steps to renew your TCI membership for the year ahead. Looking forward to working with you through 2015.


TENNIS IRELAND LICENSING: Tennis Coach Ireland strongly recommends that, if you fulfill the criteria for Tennis Ireland Licensing in 2015, you should ensure that you become Licensed. More and more clubs are specifying in job adverts that ideal candidates will be Licensed. I expect that this trend will become more pronounced as we head in to the third year of the Licensing Scheme. Full details at All queries to

CONGRATULATIONS ROBERT CHERRY! Dublin-based TCI member Robert Cherry has joined an elite group of coaches’ worldwide by achieving the status of “ITF Expert”: Click on the ‘Contributions’ button to see how some of Robert’s work is being used by the World Governing Body for the education of coaches around the world.

CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME 2015: Full details of this years programme were emailed to you on January 2nd. Details have also been posted on our website at (you need to log in to view this page).Note: Tennis Ireland’s ‘Director of Tennis’ Course is now worth 100 CPD points for candidates who sign up for the course on January 1st 2015 or later.

ATTENTION CARDIO COACHES: Heart Rate Monitor Watches available from January 5th at Lidl for only €14.99 each –

SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY FOR COACHES COURSE: Castleknock Community College is running a ‘Sport Psychology course for Coaches’. The course is designed to introduce mental fitness techniques to assist individual & team coaching. Tuesday’s from 8.00 – 9.30 p.m for 10 weeks, starting January 27th. Fees: €105. This course is part of the Adult Education Programme at Castleknock Community College and you can enroll at the school on Monday 19th or Tuesday 20th January, or online at:

NATIONAL CENTRE FOR YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH – HEADSTRONG/JIGSAW: Dr Tony Bates founded ‘Headstrong’ – a charitable organisation supporting young people’s mental health in Ireland. One of its key goals is that every young person will have at least “one good adult” in their life. Do you know a young person who is feeling down, stressed or worried? Jigsaw is a safe place where young people aged 12-25 can get help that is free and confidential. We provide one-to-one support to help you feel better and get back on track. Working to change the national conversation about mental health from one of stigma and mental illness to openness with a focus on minding our mental health, as we do our physical health. For full details see:


Would you like your players to be confident self-learners and have increased self-belief, learn more naturally and express more of their innate potential and have increased motivation and engagement in your sessions? Our online child-centred coaching course has been designed to help you learn and practice the skills of child-centred coaching.

Testimonial: “I have just completed the Coaching Kids for Self Belief Course. What a brilliant course! Really thought provoking and made an immediate difference to the way I approach my lessons” – Garreth O’ Carroll, TCI Member.

NOTE: This course carries 25 points under the 2015 CPD Programme.