Expressions of interest are being sought by Munster Tennis for various Non-Playing Captains for each of the below Interprovincial teams.
If you are interested in any of the positions please email full details of experience to the Munster Tennis office at firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday 10th April 2018
Could you deliver a comprehensive competitions programme for players at all levels of Tennis in Ireland whilst overseeing the adoption of an internationally recognised rating system and work as part of a project team for all international events held in Ireland?
If so, the role of Competitions Manager for Tennis Ireland could be for you. Click button to download the job specifications and application details.
An obstacle all clubs run into!
One problem most clubs have is recruiting volunteers. Usually volunteers are recruited within the club's membership circles. While this proves successful most of the time, there is another way to get people to fill specific roles.
Let's Get Started
Volunteer Ireland is The National Volunteer Development Agency and a support body for Volunteer Centres and Volunteering Information Services in Ireland. I have myself participated in some volunteering groups when I first came to Cork and the process of getting recruited is quite straight forward. I even had to be interviewed for one of the positions which was a specific role within a wildlife organisation.
This is what they do in their own words:
Ideas of how to use their servicesYou can display listings of any specific positions that are vacant within your club, such as a treasurer, admin, marketing and PR etc. You may also consider giving something back in exchange for the volunteering role to make it more attrative such as a free yearly membership or a free coaching lesson.
Another idea is to use the website to recruit volunteers for a one off event such as an open day.
Please note if you are using volunteers for an event that involves children in any way, they would have to be Garda Vetted.
How to sign up
Listings are free.
To sign up on the website and post your vacancy click HERE.
Happy to help.
If you have any questions or if you want me to help you develop ideas on finding volunteers for your club please do not hesitate to contact me.
085 7331 528
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 email@example.com 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!