Tennis Ireland Strategic Plan 2018 – 2021

Tennis Ireland Strategic Plan 2018 – 2021

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, we are 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?

We 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, will 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:


Date Location Hotel Time
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.

Workshop Registration

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    

This is your opportunity to make your point, so don’t miss it.

Meet the Steering Group-

Michael Byrne – Member of Sutton TC, Longstanding DLTC Committee member, General Manager at Malahide TC.

Stephen Reid – Member of Windsor TC and current Hon Secretary of the Ulster Branch,  Tennis Ireland Board Member, background in financial services.

Mark Carpenter- Member of Naas, Fitzwilliam & Trinity College TC’s, Senior Interprovincial Tennis Player, Public Policy and Public Affairs Manager.

Dave Mullins – Former Davis Cup player, Coach, Tennis Manager at Fitzwilliam TC.

Odette O’Dea – Member of Sutton TC & former member of Leinster Branch.

Nigel Bothwell – Coach & parent of two high performance players on the Pro-circuit, Company MD.

Robert Cummins – Member of Kilfeacle TC & Munster Branch, has represented Ireland in Veterans Tennis, Architect.

David Barber – Member of Fitzwilliam TC & Templeogue TC, has represented Ireland in Veterans Tennis, Chairman of the Board of Tennis Ireland, Retired Bank Executive

Liam Cassidy – Member of Lansdowne TC, has represented Ireland in Veterans Tennis, Chairperson of Tennis Coach Ireland, Coach  & Tutor.

Clifford Carroll – Member of Ballinlough TC & Munster Branch, President of Tennis Ireland.

Nickey Coffey- Member of Castleknock TC, President of Leinster Tennis.

Sue Baird- Member of Castlebar Tennis Cub & Former member of Connacht Branch, HR & Training Specialist

Eddie Ronayne- Member of Rushbrooke TC & Munster Branch, Convenor of the Munster League, Safety Advisor Cork Co. Council