Junior Coaching in Douglas Lawn Tennis Club runs on Mondays and Wednesdays, with Tournament Squad coaching on Fridays and Saturdays.
Coaching is open to all club members aged from 5 to 18 years of age.
Our coaching program runs under the guidelines of the ITF (International Tennis Federation) Tennis 10’s program
Below is a very useful link to help describe the program which our coaching programs follow: http://www.tennisplayandstay.com/tennis10s
Tennis 10s is the way tennis training and competition can be best presented for all players aged 10 years and under. The principles are very simple:
1. Create the best environment
- Appropriate sized court
- Slower balls
- Shorter rackets
2. Present appropriate competition
- Shorter, multi-match formats and events
- Team and individual matches
- Simple scoring systems
Players aged 11-18 are coached based on the ITF Play and Stay model where technique and tactics are taught while rallying and playing points.
Our stronger players are invited to take part in our Tournament Squad coaching which runs on Friday and Saturday afternoons. Participation in the Tournament Squad is by invitation. The aim of the squad is to develop players that will go on and compete for the club and possibly Munster.
Our coaching program is headed up by Mark Cunningham. Mark is a licenced, Level 2 Tennis Ireland coach and also serves as the Cork Regional Coach. Mark has years of experience of working with some of our region’s top juniors.