These are social group coaching sessions, you will be encouraged to have fun where possible whilst you play. The first few mins may be devoted to worm-up exercises. The organiser will lead all sessions. The organiser Has more than 10 years experience playing/coaching tennis but is not a qualified coach. These sessions are for beginners only. Sessions will be structured – with a end goal of enabling students to:
• Primary – serve, rally and score.
• Secondly – Take part in drills and skills sessions.
• Thirdly – Use of skills and tactics to enable attendees to play competitively.
To have the best experience students will need to play outside of these lessons to en-grain the skills learned. Students will be encouraged to get to know each other and play together where possible without the organiser being present. Please see the finding a partner section below.
Location: finding Rockfield Park – Tennis Courts
Payment all payments need to be made in advance either via the payment link or in cash the first time you attend. Refunds are not made but if you miss a session and give more than 48 hours notice you can book another session with the same credit. Where the appropriate notice is not given your payment will be foregone. Costs for these social sessions will usually be 10 euro per hour (includes court fees, ball and a few spare rackets). Private sessions can also be booked please contact the organiser for this more information.
Lessons may involve one or many of the following:
• Warm-up exercises
• Forehand and back hand flat strokes
• Forehand and back hand top-spin strokes
• Dynamic foot work
• Cardio exercises and tennis-centric motion
• Service technique
• How to play a proper game of doubles or singles
• Various skills (e.g. returning the serve, passing shots, at the net, lob, exploiting an opponents weakness, keeping the game in play and moving your opponent).
If you have missed lessons or want to join late
Depending on your current level you may be able to join in but if you are an absolute beginner you will need to have private lessons to compensate approximately 1 private lesson for every 2 or 3 (depends on your level/abilities) group sessions missed.
You must agree with this to attend. Your health and safety is at your own risk, the council maintain the courts to a good standard but you need to ensure that you take appropriate safety measures e.g. ware the correct attire and take care in how you act/play so as not to harm yourself. If you are new to the sport or unfit you may experience a little stiffness after sessions.
Please keep your RSVP up-to-date, no-shows that have not communicated with the organiser may be removed from the group.
If you receive any messages from tennis coaches/groups please send a copy to the organiser.
Finding a partner to play with:
For beginners – we have a Whats App Group that you can join it will enable you to find others at your level.
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Please try to ware suitable artier and as we know it rains a lot in Ireland try to have something appropriate as if its very light rain we will play through it or if its only a short shower we will continue on afterwards.
Keeping it real – It has become standard (in some groups) for some people will rsvp and then not attend (this is what we call a ‘no-show’). When you RSVP we to look forward to seeing you. So please do RSVP and if you find you can not make it please update your RSVP. If you can not attend and you can not update your RSVP then, at the very least, you should send the organiser a message.
Many groups do not mind no-shows but we do. So if possible please keep your RSVP up-to-date. Persons that are seen as multiple no-shows with no communication to the organiser, will firstly be removed from the mailing list and then subsequently the group.