€28k Grant Allocation for Tennis Ireland’s Enjoy Tennis Programme

€28k Grant Allocation for Tennis Ireland’s Enjoy Tennis Programme

€28k Grant Allocation for Tennis Ireland’s Enjoy Tennis Programme

The Minister of State for Disability Issues, Finian McGrath, visited Sutton LTC today for an exhibition of the Enjoy Tennis Programme.  The event was also attended by Tennis Ireland CEO, Richard Fahey and Leinster Branch President, Nickie Coffey along with representatives from the Portmarnock LTC, Clontarf LTC and Sutton LTC Enjoy Tennis Programmes.

The Minister’s Department recently awarded a grant of €28k in order to support Tennis Ireland’s delivery of the Enjoy Tennis Programme.

Speaking at the event, Tennis Ireland Chief Executive, Richard Fahey remarked, ”We are very grateful to the Minister for showing his support for the Enjoy Tennis Programme by visiting Sutton Tennis Club today and indeed for the recent allocation of funding to assist with the delivery of the Enjoy Tennis Programme”.

Enjoy Tennis is Tennis Ireland’s programme for players with a disability. It’s aim is to encourage this target group to learn and enjoy playing tennis in clubs around Ireland.  The programme is operated by Tennis Ireland in conjunction with its Provincial Branches, affiliated clubs and a range of service providers, including Stewarts Care, Carmona Services, St Michael’s House, Cheeverstown, Festine Lente, Sunbeam and Lakers.

The programme operates nationally in 65 clubs and provides playing opportunities for over 800 participants.

Tennis Ireland recently won the “Best National Governing Body” category at the CARA National Inclusion awards which was great recognition for the huge work undertaken by the Enjoy Tennis Programme team of coaches and volunteers under the watchful eye of the programme founder and Co-ordinator, Liam O’Donohoe.

For more information on setting up Enjoy Tennis within your club visit our website and contact your local Enjoy Tennis Development Officer https://www.tennisireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/1.-How-to-form-a-new-Enjoy-Tennis-Group.pdf

Enjoy Tennis Development Officers:

Joanne O’Halloran (Dublin/Leinster) jwylde61@gmail.com

Peter Farrell  (South East Leinster) peter.farrell@tennisireland.ie

Mike Lehane  (Munster) lehane_mike@hotmail.com

Lesley O’Halloran (North Dublin/ Leinster) lesleyohalloran@gmail.com

Olwyn O’Toole (Connacht) tennisallwin@yahoo.ie

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