Junior Tennis at Shankill
Shankill Tennis Club has a thriving Junior Section, with a wide range of activities for all age groups and standards.
During the year, we hold a couple of parties for the children involving some aspect of tennis as well as other social events, where children can mix and integrate more with the club’s seniors and have fun. These events are Fast4, Generation Games, Teen pizza nights, and friendly matches which are arranged when the opportunity presents itself.
Notices of what is coming up for juniors are posted on the Junior Notice board, on our website calendar (coming soon), on our Facebook page and by email.
Competitive Junior Tennis
Tennis Ireland (TI) and Dublin Lawn Tennis Club (DLTC) leagues – April to July and September to October every year. We submit teams for all TI and DLTC leagues.
Stars & Stripes League – run between local clubs in Spring and Autumn. This league is a relaxed easy-going league and so provides a great opportunity for new players to gain competitive experience before entering the higher level of Opens and TI/DLTC leagues.
Phoenix Events – Open to juniors who are less experienced in playing competitive tennis.
Shankill Junior Open
A Grade I tennis event run during the first week of August each year.
Junior Club Championships
Following the October bank holiday, during the mid-term, the club runs the Junior Championships. This is a popular event of singles, doubles and mixed doubles. All members U18 can enter.
The doubles and mixed partnerships are balanced evenly by the Junior Committee to allow all members to compete at a similar level. A round-robin event is organised for those U10 on the bank holiday.
Finals day and prize giving takes place on the Saturday.
STC runs a comprehensive junior group coaching programme from September to June. Coaching in Shankill Tennis Club enables development along a recognisable path from beginner to advanced player and further details can be found on our Coaching page.
Assessment days to identify the most appropriate coaching group for each child are usually held in September.
Alternatively, arrangements can be made through the club office for an individual assessment to be done with our head coach Derek Healy.
Coaching is open to members and non-members.
If you would like an introduction and to organise a game with some members of a similar standard to yourself, you can contact the relevant committee members and they will help organise this for you. Committee contact details are available in the office.
Maxol Parks Tennis
This tennis coaching programme is provided by Tennis Ireland and it runs during the month of July nationwide. In Shankill, we provide 4 courts from 9am to 1pm, Monday to Friday. This is open to all children and non-members for a small fee. Further details are available by visiting: http://www.parkstennis.com
STC has a junior committee of 8 people who work to ensure that the club’s junior players’ needs are met and that our junior members are given every opportunity to develop and enjoy their tennis.
Contact numbers for the current committee are on the Junior Notice Board and the Junior Co-ordinator can be contacted on email@example.com. We welcome your feedback, suggestions and ideas!
Child Protection Policies
Shankill Tennis Club requires all members to view and abide by our child protection policies which are available in the resources section.