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It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint!

Player Passports and Levels in Junior Tennis Explained by Leinster Tennis Performance Development Officer Stephen Nugent Many parents have questions about the details and criteria for the Tennis 10s levels; the Player Passport; when it is granted, and why. Here, in a nutshell, is everything you need to know! A Marathon, Not a Sprint by […]

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Strategies To Prevent Negative Anxiety in Tennis Players

Tennis Ireland coach Dr. Alan Ringland has written a new and definitive article for TCI entitled “Strategies to prevent negative anxiety in tennis players”: “The most common mental strategies used by professional tennis players to enhance their performance are self-talk, a pre-service or pre-service return preparatory routine and  relaxation to cope with anxiety…” Read on […]

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ATTRACTING NEW TENNIS CLUB MEMBERS

ATTRACTING NEW TENNIS CLUB MEMBERS Peter Farrell This article has been written to supplement other resources that are available on the Tennis Ireland website at www.tennisireland.ie. Resources such as the Tennis Ireland Marketing Toolkit, the Schools Tennis Initiative and the Club Development Manual are invaluable. However my intention is to focus on ideas that may not […]

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PLAYER RETENTION by BRIAN DOYLE

I have being coaching tennis full time for just over 20 years, with most of my coaching being with children from 6-16 years. A key thing is to keep the players playing tennis – it keeps me in a job! One of the difficulties associated with retention in tennis is that they cannot all win […]

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Brain Training for Tennis

Well-known player and coach Rachael Dillon (pictured) has provided us with an exclusive article “Brain Training for Tennis”. As well as being a Tennis Ireland coach, Rachael plays Fed Cup for Ireland, and holds WTA singles and doubles rankings. Rachael has a degree in psychology, and is currently working in the Department of Psychiatry in […]

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