The National Tennis Forum 2008

The National Tennis Forum 2008

The third annual National Tennis Forum will take place in conjunction with the National Coaches Forum on November 29th 2008 in Dublin City University.


The theme for this years National Tennnis Forum is ‘Play and Stay – Tennis is Fun’. In essence, this is about using the concepts supporting the ‘Play and Stay’ approach to attract more players into our sport and more members for your club.


We also want to demonstrate to delegates the approaches we have adopted to covering the courts at the National Tennis Centre together with the range of surfaces on display there. Tennis Ireland always very concious that the issue of covering courts and installing new surfaces is very much to the fore in many of our affiliated clubs.



The National Tennis Forum Schedule – Saturday 29th November  

 9.00am – 9.30am

 REGISTRATION – Conference Centre, School of Nursing, DCU

 9.30am – 9.45am


 Mr. Lyn Jamison, President of Tennis Ireland

 Mr. Des Allen, Chief Executive of Tennis Ireland

 Mr. Liam Cassidy, Chairman of TICA

 9.45am – 10.30am

 TENNIS PLAY & STAY – TENNIS IS FUN (all delegates)

 Des Allen, Chief Executive of Tennis Ireland

 Recruit and Retain New Members for your club

 10.30am – 11.15am


 Delegates meet in workshop format to creat the template for this major promotional initiative in early 2009

 11.15am – 11.30am


 11.30am – 12.15pm


Feedback from workshops

 12.15pm – 1.00pm

A series of ‘Tennis is Fun’ on-court demonstrations for all delegates (National Tennis Centre)

  • International Tennis Number
  • Cardio Tennis – Heart pumping fitness through tennis
  • Games based coaching approach

 1.00pm – 2.15pm


 2.15pm – 4.00pm

 CLUB DELEGATES (National Tennis Centre)

 During this part of the afternoon, delegates will be given presentations on the various new playing surfaces in use at the National Tennis Centre and also on the low cost methods in use there to provide covered courts. Representatives of all the companies who particpated in the constrauction of these courts/ facilties will be available to meet delegates.

 Synthetic clay courts, the seasonal air hall and more…

 4.00pm – 4.15pm


 4.15pm – 5.00pm

 Open Forum for club delegates with the Directors of Tennis Ireland (Conference Centre, School of Nursing)

 Your chance to raise the issues that concern club delegates with the Board of Tennis Ireland.





To sign up for the national Tennis Forum 2008 please download the Forum Registration Form below or contact the

Tennis Ireland offices on 01 8844010.