Do You Want To Help Promote, Develop & Grow Tennis in Ireland?
Tennis Ireland have a vision to inspire and connect people of all ages and backgrounds to play, compete, achieve, enjoy and be part of Tennis in Ireland would like those who share that vision to work with them.
Working in Tennis is more than just a job. Tennis isn’t only a game. It’s a passion shared across cultures, borders and languages.
It’s a social ‘rendezvous’ with friends and family. It’s a sport which promotes key values and principles such as Excellence, Inclusiveness, Dynamism, Determination and Integrity and it’s a sport that is moving to be at the cutting-edge of innovation and opportunity.
Tennis Ireland are looking for a game-changer, a talented commercially minded professional, driven by passion, purpose and pride to take on the role of Commercial Manager at Tennis Ireland.
The ideal candidate will have 4 to 6 years’ experience in commercial and brand management and sponsorship activities, including with agencies.
What Is It Like To Work At Tennis Ireland?
Tennis Ireland are going through a phase of change, growth and innovation.
Just as tactics and trends move quickly in the world of sport, the sport is investing in people, programmes, technology and fostering creativity to keep the sport at the forefront of worldwide sport.
Innovative ideas will play an essential role in Tennis Ireland activities and there are opportunities for our sport to grow significantly
Tennis Ireland Value The Working Environment
Tennis Ireland are working to produce a vibrant working culture, to facilitate exchanges between employees and the tennis family and to foster synergies.
Facilitating the sport and delivering for our players and clubs are key to our organisational aims but we also value our people.
Tennis Ireland invest in you and your development at Tennis Ireland. Promoting a healthy lifestyle for employees, notably through Tennis, and a work-life balance to allow time with family and children, is important to Tennis Ireland.
From your start, and throughout your assignment, Tennis Ireland facilitate your integration within the organisation and will provide you with the support, advice and training, and will offer a competitive financial and social package.
It may sound obvious, but Tennis is at the core of our organisation and that includes encouraging staff to play, to learn about the sport, and to help run the game in Ireland.
Tennis is at the heart of everything we do.
We Nurture Relationships
In many roles at Tennis Ireland, employees work directly with our stakeholders, such as member clubs, local authorities, government agencies and leaders in business.
Tennis Ireland see creating, developing and strengthening relationships as vital for the growth of Irish Tennis.
At Tennis Ireland, they believe that diversity is a key contributor to creating the best teams. Tennis Ireland welcome people of all backgrounds, professional skills, experiences, personalities and ideas. Throughout their recruitment process, their approach will be fully transparent and open.
If you are interested in coming on board submit your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. Friday 11th January 2019
Late applications will not be accepted.
Tennis Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.
2017/2018 saw the implementation of a 16-month transition Calendar which comes to an end on the
31st of December 2018.
Transition points were in place at the end of 2017 to allow this 16-month Calendar to be successful, there will be no transition points this year.
The 2019 Calendar season will run from January 1st – December 31st.
This change will come into effect for all affiliates and competitions operating under the jurisdiction of Tennis Ireland.
What is the purpose of this?
This change will align the Tennis Ireland Calendar with international norms including both the International Tennis Federation and Tennis Europe’s Calendar. The change will also align the Tennis Ireland calendar with the calendar year thereby simplifying the age eligibility rule.
What effect will this change have?
The main change resulting from this new policy is that all players will be able to play in their respective age group through to the end of December each year as opposed to moving to a new age group from September 1st. Players will still have the option to play up an age group if they so wish.
For Example; Brian plays tennis in Munster and is 11 years old. He will not turn 12 until 2nd December. In the current calendar, Brian will play his last 4 months of competitive tennis as an 11-year-old in the u14 age group. Under the new rule Brian will be able to play u12 until the 31st December.
Will this change have an effect on ranking points?
Ranking points have a life span of one year regardless of when they begin so there will be no impact on
the current ranking points rule.
A superb facility that will be utilised by the Satellite, Performance and Interprovincial squads of Munster Tennis for training and practice, the fabulously located courts and associated facilities are available to use on a social basis too by way of subscription packages.
Everyone is welcome to subscribe to the Munster Tennis Hub, with all receiving a privilege pack that includes unlimited social use of the refurbished secluded courts, exclusive branded tennis clothing, an ACE! Card (giving discounts and offers from partners and sponsors), plus a welcome gift voucher to spend on the TennisStore.ie
Additionally, The Munster Tennis Hub will host several children’s fun training camps for the summer holidays, with the first week announced for 9th July for children aged 5 to 14. All players will receive top level coaching in a safe environment by leading coaches, with goodie bags and prizes on offer at the end of the fun packed week.
Commenting on the exciting partnership between Munster Tennis and Fota Island Resort, Munster Tennis’ Commercial Manager, Kevin Mullen, said “This is a fabulous opportunity for us all associated with tennis in Munster and we thank the management and staff at Fota Island Resort for their support in welcoming us to create a new home that we can all be proud of.
"We very much look forward to welcoming our subscribers, players and young camp users to The Munster Tennis Hub and Munster Tennis proving to be an integral part of the continuing success of Fota Island Resort”.
For further details of the packages on offer, including the children’s camps, please visit www.TheMunsterTennisHub.ie
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 email@example.com 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 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