Coaching at Shankill Tennis Club

The club runs Adult and Junior coaching groups weekly from September to June. Groups are run for all levels, beginners, intermediate and advanced, subject to demand. Groups generally consist of 8 people and each coaching term generally lasts 8 weeks. Group coaching is open to members and non-members.

For Junior players we follow a defined coaching structure called the Common Integrated Approach (CIA). This allows members to develop along a recognisable path from beginner to advanced player and uses the approved International Tennis Federation’s Tennis 10s methodology for teaching tennis. The CIA is underpinned by our Coaching Policy, see our resources page.

If you’d like to avail of coaching please follow the guidelines below:

  • Junior Coaching: Parents should contact the Head Coach or the Club office for junior coaching queries
  • Junior Squads: Parents should contact the Head Coach directly for Junior Squad queries.
  • Adult Group Coaching: A member may approach Head Coach with 6/8 names for Group Coaching.
  • Adult Individual Coaching: For one to one coaching, a member should contact a Coach directly.
  • Non-member Coaching: Non-members should enquire at the Club Office. Contact details will then be passed to Coach.

Our Head Coach Derek Healy runs the coaching programme on behalf of the club. Derek has been with the club for 15 years and brings a huge wealth of experience and technical knowledge to this role.

Derek is assisted in this role by Arek Gladysz. Arek has been with the club since 2016. Arek looks after the Adult and Junior beginners and teaches them the fundamentals of the game.

In addition to group coaching both Derek and Arek are available for one to one coaching.

Coaching News

Adult Coaching Timetable 2018

Tuesday
7pm Arek Beginners/Improvers Group
Wednesday
7pm Arek Beginners/Improvers Group
8-10pm Derek U18-28 Male & Female Development Squad (every 2nd Wed)
Thursday
8pm Derek Mens Coaching

Please call Clubhouse office on 01 282 5400 for any queries about coaching, or contact the Coaching Coordinator on ordinarymemberb@shankilltennisclub.com.

Junior Coaching Timetable 2018

Monday
3pm Derek U8 red ball
4pm Derek U12 Squad
6pm Derek U16 Squad
Tuesday
3pm Derek & Arek U8 red ball
4pm Derek U10 green ball
4pm Arek U10 orange ball
5pm Arek U12 green ball
Wednesday
3pm Arek U9 red ball
4pm Arek U10 orange ball
4pm – 6pm Junior Squad: Derek U18
5pm Arek U12 green ball
Thursday
3pm Derek & Arek U8 red ball
4pm Arek U10 orange ball
5pm Arek U12 green ball
Saturday
9am – 7pm Derek U12-U18 green and real ball
10am Arek U8 red ball
11am Arek U10 orange ball
10am Arek U8 red ball
Coaching Fees
€90 per 8 week term (Members)
€110 per 8 week term (Non-members)
Small discount available if more than one child per family doing coaching.

Please call Clubhouse office on 01 282 5400 for any queries about coaching, or contact the Coaching Coordinator on ordinarymemberb@shankilltennisclub.com.