Welcome to the Tennis Ireland Club Resource page.
One of our roles at Tennis Ireland is to advise and support our affiliated tennis clubs in meeting the needs of all their members, and the wider tennis community. Active clubs are the key to the success and growth of any sport – our clubs are at the heart of Irish tennis.
We have developed the resource documents below to help equip you with information on a variety of issues relevant to running a successful and vibrant tennis club.
THE CLUB AND THE COACH
A good relationship between a tennis club and the coaches who work there is vital.
What are the issues that can arise , and how do we maintain the optimum working relationship?
VOLUNTEERING AT THE CLUB – ROLE DESCRIPTIONS
What committee members need to be in place to run the club effectively? How to recruit and motivate the right people.
Volunteering at the Club – Role Descriptions
TEEN DROPOUT IN TENNIS
Tennis has a well-known issue with player drop out, particularly at the teenage stage – an important issue for tennis clubs to tackle.
Presentation on preventing Teen Dropout: https://vimeo.com/763475603
CLUB OPEN DAYS
Over the past few years, Open Days have proved to be excellent opportunities for tennis clubs in Ireland to actively recruit new members.
Organising an Open Day at Your Club
FUNDRAISING AND GRANTS
A look at some fund-raising events that will work in the context of tennis clubs in Ireland.
INCLUSION IN TENNIS
Tennis must be welcoming and inclusive for all, regardless of background or circumstances.
Most tennis players want to test themselves at the right level in a competitive environment. What events should the club organise?
Presentation on Safeguarding self assessment for clubs: https://vimeo.com/539274998/effea3630b
Presentation on Schools Tennis: https://vimeo.com/674501429
For the ITF’S guidance on facility related development check out this link –
Tennis Court Surfaces and Domes webinar: https://vimeo.com/821666192/3a8652b353?share=copy