Coach News 7.4.15


Coach News 7.4.15


Dear TCI Member,

Below please find the latest news from Tennis Coach Ireland. Let me know if you have any news, comments or suggestions of your own that you would like to share with other members.

All the best,



MEEHAN AND ASSOCIATES – OFFICIAL ACCOUNTANTS TO TCI: As you know, Tennis Coach Ireland has appointed Meehan and Associates as our official accountants, and the company is available to provide accountancy and other financial services to all Tennis Coach Ireland members, at very competitive rates. Brendan Meehan, who is a partner in the company, has written a very useful article that details your tax responsibilities as a coach: “As a tennis coach, you are caught by the Income Tax provisions that apply to all self employed persons. This article covers: Matters to attend to at the outset. How taxable earnings are arrived at. Compliance aspects. Tax pitfalls…” You can read the full article on our website, in the Publications section, following member log in. Meanwhile you can contact Billy Meehan at 087 258 1122 and


CPD OPPORTUNITY: The Ulster Branch of Tennis Ireland is organizing a Coach Workshop on Wednesday 22nd April at the Belfast Boat Club, from 9.30am to 1pm. You can view the Agenda here: Coaches from all parts of Ireland are welcome to attend, and the Workshop is ratified for 25 CPD points under the 2015 scheme. IMPORTANT: If you would like to attend, please register ASAP at


A NOTE FROM TCI MEMBER TADHG JOHNSTON: I saw this link today to a blog from an English coach and I felt a few home truths came through. Especially about coaches working together, amongst other areas. Thought you guys would find it interesting reading!


NOTES FROM JOHN YANDELL AT Radar Technology in Teaching – The Pocket Radar gun is an incredibly valuable new technology.  I think it is as important as high-speed video in teaching, and for me that is pretty much an ultimate statement…Also, I am very excited to introduce Bill Previdi’s comprehensive system for playing winning doubles. It’s an authentic approach developed through decades of success at the national and grass roots level.

MARK TENNANT ON THE 5 R’s…excellent short video that all tennis coaches should see:

TENNIS 10s EVENTS IN BELFAST: Ulster Tennis would like to encourage players from all over Ireland to compete in their Tennis 10s Circuit. As Ulster Tennis says: “Belfast is great for a day out, kids could play in the morning and visit the Titanic Quarter and lots more!” Full details here: