To get you ready for the busy Tournament season ahead, Munster Tennis and Tennis Ireland are hosting a workshop for Tennis Clubs orientated around tournaments with the following topics given by various speakers:
Details and bookings to attend can be made by clicking here
WHAT IT IS ABOUT
Munster Tennis are keen to develop tennis in North Tipperary. This day is aimed at boys and girls in North Tipperary and surrounding clubs of close proximity who wish to develop their tennis with players of similar ability.
This is a one day event where players of a standard identified by the coaches will be invited to attend Munster Tennis squad training each Saturday for six weeks at Nenagh Lawn Tennis Club starting from 17th February 2018.
The focus will be on players born in the years 2007 to 2011. So, if your child is currently playing with a red, orange or green tennis ball, they are most welcome to attend.
Nenagh Lawn Tennis Club
DATE & TIME
Saturday 27th January 2018, 11am-1pm
€10 per player
Frank O’Keeffe 086 193 2977
Ann Marie Darcy 087 963 4583
In this latest article, Munster Tennis' Regional Development Officer, Lucy Penkova, features three easy to implement ideas that clubs may wish to introduce.
With the new year comes a raft of resolutions. Every January all magazines, blogs and social media boast of health and fitness tips appealing to anyone who may be looking to tone up, try out a new sport, or lose those holiday pounds post-New Year’s Eve.
Tennis clubs should use the opportunity the-new-year-new-you trend presents and make the most of it to create more activity in the club as well as get more members in.
This time of the year is an ideal time to host a short cardio tennis course to help your membes keep fit Cardio Tennis is a fun group activity for anyone, at any playing level, looking for a fun way to burn calories & interact with others outside of the gym.
Cardio Tennis is a high energy fitness that combines the best features of the sport of tennis with cardiovascular exercise, delivering the ultimate, full body, calorie burning aerobic workout.
Most women can burn 300 to 500 calories per hour and men burn between 500 to 1,000. Not only are you getting a great workout, but you are also learning a skill and training for tennis.
Invite a Fitness Instructor
Tennis legend John McEnroe once said that you can’t get fit simply by playing tennis matches. While you might not train with the dedication or intensity of these elite athletes, the principles are the same – doing work off the court will help you on it.
It is a great idea to use your clubs facilities to their maximum potential and invite a fitness instructor that will create a workout such as a HIIT session or a circuit that will both burn calories and raise their heart-rate and strengthen their muscles improving their game.
Run Run Run
Any exercise is good exercise, but when it comes to losing weight, it’s hard to beat running. After all, running is one of the most efficient ways to burn calories.
Organise a weekly running group starting from your club. You can limit it to members but might be beneficial to open it to anyone and show how great your club is to outsiders.
If you have any questions or if you want me to help you develop ideas on promoting your club please don't hesitate to contact me.
Lucy Penkova | Regional Development Officer
+353 85 733 1528 | development@MunsterTennis.ie
It's the time of the year that families and friends come together. Treat the members of your club as one big family and bring them together to enhance the Christmas spirit, creating memorable moments, which in turn will help you retain membership.
Here are some tips of how to bring some of the Christmas magic in your club.
Set the Christmas mood with a Turkey Tournament. Collaborate with a Butcher near you to create a Christmas Dinner hamper for the winner of the Tournament.
TIP: If you have big numbers you can just play tiebreaks or a set starting at 2 all. This event is all about having fun.
PROJECT SECRET SANTA
If you have a group of players that regularly gets together such as Begginer's Night, Club Night, Adult Coahing, why not organise a Secret Santa for them.
Parent and Child Doubles
Guided by the Christmas spirit that has emphasis on family your club can host a Parent and Child Fun Doubles event.
get the big man to visit!
Get in touch with Santa Paddy on 087 233 6972 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for your club to have a Santa visit like no other! He's doing his bit to support Munster Tennis through joint sponsorship of the Winter League (along with discountfuels.ie too!), so mention tennis when enquiring and you can avail of a discount!
Santa Paddy is Cork based, but we're sure he be delighted to visit the boys and girls all cross Munster!
Ho ho ho! www.hohoho.ie
Hosted by Regional Development Officer, Lucy Penkova, Munster Tennis is organising a series of workshops throughout the province in an effort to create a better connection between the Munster Branch and all tennis clubs. For all details, including registration information, please click over to our dedicated section on Event Brite here
Lucy Penkova, our Regional Development Officer, has put together some promotional idea for clubs to try out.
Check out her article by clicking here!
The end of season 2017 directory is now available for download. Please click here
Can Club Captains please check players grading before entering Winter League Teams. Thank you!
Shane Cooke, President of Munster Tennis, was speaking to WLR FM's Sports Editor, Gavin Whelan, ahead of the 33 Irish National Seniors (Veterans) Close Championship. Speed through to the 31:20minute mark to listen in via Soundcloud. Click here for WLR FM's Live Player App.
Calling all Tennis Fans
Whether you are a beginner, a Club Player, an international, a parent or support our game as a coach, administrator or as a volunteer, Tennis Ireland is looking for your help.
Tennis Ireland is building a 4 year strategy that will meet the needs of existing players at all levels in reaching their potential, and building the profile of tennis in Ireland so we can attract others to participate and enjoy our game. The plan will provide a roadmap that will help Clubs, Coaches, Provinces and our Performance Players, whilst allowing us to partner successfully with others supporting the game such as, but not limited to, the Dublin Lawn Tennis Council and the Parks Tennis Organisation.
How can you get involved?
Tennis Ireland have put together a steering team, representative of every aspect of the sport, for the project who have designed a consultation framework that allows people to get involved in several ways:
Firstly, we have scheduled a series of workshops around the country to meet and gather the ideas and aspirations of people who are involved in tennis at all levels, these meetings will be facilitated by Pinta Consulting, to capture the best ideas as to how we can grow and improve the experience of tennis at all levels. The meetings will be two hours in duration and are designed so that we can listen to all the diverse voices of tennis.
The schedule and location of these meetings are as follows:
21st September - North Dublin - Crowne Plaza, Santry (Dublin Airport) 7pm-9pm
26th September - Cork - Firgrove Hotel, Mitchelstown 7pm-9pm
28th September - Belfast - Crowne Plaza, Shaw’s Bridge, Belfast 7pm-9pm
2nd October - South Dublin - Clayton, Leopardstown 7pm-9pm
3rd October - Claremorris - McWilliam Park, Claremorris 7pm-9pm
5th October - Naas - Osprey Hotel, Naas 7pm-9pm
We would really ask that you come along, if you can. Everybody is welcome!
To assist with the management of these events participants are asked to register their interest in attending via the link below a minimum of one day prior to the event.
If you can’t make one of our workshops – you can still contribute to an online survey.
MY POINT; The Plan for Tennis in Ireland which will be launched on September 25th and will run for 4 weeks. This survey, which will be sent to you and will be available via the Tennis Ireland website and will only take 15 minutes to complete and will give you the opportunity to outline what matters most for you and this in turn will help us to shape the future of tennis in Ireland.
If you wish to go into greater detail, we would welcome that also written submissions are welcome via MYPOINT@tennisIreland.ie
This is your opportunity to make your point, so don’t miss it.
Pictured is Andrew Jones, of Bluebird Care, and Shane Cooke, President of Munster Tennis, ahead of the Young Seniors Interprovincial Championships being hosted by Belfast Boat Club, proudly displaying the official squad kit provided by Joma & Teamwear Ireland which features the distinctive corporate logo of Bluebird Care.
The Young Seniors Munster Tennis Squad set off for Belfast this weekend to take part in the three day Interprovincial Tournament at the prestigious Belfast Boat Club on the banks of the River Lagan, and will be looking resplendent in their purpose made Joma branded tennis wear thanks to the generous support of Bluebird Care.
Commenting on an arrangement that will see the distinctive vivid Bluebird Care logo proudly adorned on the left sleeve of all our players’ Joma kit at the weekend, Munster Tennis’ Commercial Advisor, Kevin Mullen, enthused “Andrew Jones (MD of Bluebird Care, Tipperary and East Cork) kindly stepped forward to offer his backing to the Young Seniors ahead of a tournament he will actually be featuring in as a valued member of the Mens 35 team. We thank him sincerely for his generous support in what we hope will be a very memorable weekend for all concerned with Munster Tennis”.
An opportunity to cement his loyal backing to his very own squad is not something Limerick Lawn Tennis Club member Andrew could decline easily, and commenting after the official kit handover to President Shane Cooke, Andrew proudly said “As a strong supporter of Munster and Irish tennis and as a player now for over 25 years, it is my pleasure to have Bluebird Care associated with this team. I look forward to the team having a very successful weekend in Belfast and on behalf of Bluebird Care and all our staff, we wish them the best of luck representing their Province.”
Bluebird Care provides the highest quality of care, leading the field in customer service. Providing a bespoke service to each of their customers and can offer the security of a nationwide brand with the personal assurance of knowing the local team is just around the corner. For further information see www.bluebirdcare.ie or call 052 618 8080