Tennis Coaching

The Tennis Section at Blackrock Bowling and Tennis Club has three active playing parts – Mens, Ladies and Juniors. Each section is involved in encouraging all levels of play from league competition to social.

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Junior Tennis Coaching

Coaching is available to all junior members of Blackrock Bowling & Tennis Club aged 5 plus. The junior programme is divided into three terms in line with school terms and following school breaks (mid-term etc.) We aim to keep classes to a maximum ratio of 8 kids per coach, particularly with younger children
Classes are held between 3 and 7pm Monday to Thursday and from 10am to 4pm on Saturdays.
Groups are based on both AGE and STANDARD.  Assessments are undertaken at the start of the year by the Coaches to ascertain which class a junior should join.

The Club follows the ITF Tennis 10’s Official Programme for introducing tennis for players aged 10-and-under this is made up of three progressive stages, starting with Red (Stage 3), then Orange (Stage 2) and finally the Green (Stage 1). Players should only progress from stage to stage based on their technical and tactical competence – it is not a ‘Race to the Yellow ball’ and full court.

For any questions relating to class availability or other administration issues please contact the Coaching Administrator Suzanne Dowd – coachingadmin@blackrockbtc.ie

Senior Coaching

There is coaching available on both Wednesday evenings and Thursday mornings during social tennis for Ladies and also on a Tuesday evening during Men’s social tennis. Please contact Catalin directly (087-1371036) if you would like additional information on any of these classes. Private lessons are also available from either of our two coaches. Please contact them directly – information is on the Contact Details section.

Private lessons are available from either of our two coaches. Please contact them directly –

Catalin Iordan (Level 1, Tennis Ireland)

Catalin grew up playing tennis in Romania from the age of 5. He was a successful junior who played and competed at a national level during that time. After his junior career, at the age of 18, he went on to begin his career in coaching in Turkey for 7 years.

Catalin then moved to Ireland in 2008 and has worked in clubs such as, St Mary’s TC, Brookefield TC, Shankill TC and David Llloyd Riverview. Catalin brings a wealth of knowledge to Blackrock Tennis Club with over 15 years of coaching experience, allowing him to teach juniors and adults of all levels from beginners to elite tournament players.

Catalin holds a Tennis Ireland Level 1 and a USPTR- Professional coaching level certificate.

Contact Catalin on 087-1371036

Dave Cooney (Level 2-Advanced, Tennis Australia)

Over the past 19 years Dave Cooney has not only completed numerous Sports development and Tennis coaching qualifications both in Ireland in Australia he has also achieved outstanding results for his club Blackrock Tennis Club. A few short years ago Blackrock became the smallest club in Dublin to achieve class One DLTC status.

Dave has a vast experience as a coach having coached in Australia, the UK and Ireland. He is well known and well respected by the tennis community in Leinster particularly on the Dublin Tennis scene; Dave has coached in Sandycove, Monkstown, Leopardstown and Blackrock. He has worked and continues to work with players of all standards and he also ran his very own high performance squad DC Tennis from 2010-2013 coaching many of the top players in Leinster. Dave continues to play competitively, in class one and most recently Dave become a National Champion winning the Irish Open O35s doubles in 2015.

Contact Dave on 086-8749704
For any questions relating to class availability or other administration issues please contact the Coaching Administrator Suzanne Dowd – coachingadmin@blackrockbtc.ie

Upcoming Events

  • Ladies Tennis – Morning Charity League

    October 16
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    An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Monday, repeating until 4th December 2017

    An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Tuesday, repeating until 5th December 2017

  • Ladies Tennis – Morning Charity League

    October 17
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Monday, repeating until 4th December 2017

    An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Tuesday, repeating until 5th December 2017

  • Pilates (Lunchtime)

    October 18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until 13th December 2017

  • Ladies Social Tennis

    October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until 20th December 2017

  • Bridge Club -morning

    October 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until 21st December 2017

  • Pilates (Lunchtime)

    October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Friday, repeating until 15th December 2017

Latest Club News

Senior Tennis Coaching

Adult Coaching Schedule Autumn 2017 To book a place in one of the classes or any other queries, please contact Catalin at 087-137 1036 For more information click here Adult Coaching Autumn...

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MIXED TEAM TENNIS 2017

Mixed Team Tennis for 2017 is back! Matches will be played from 7pm to 8pm, 8pm to 9pm, and 9pm to 10pm. Please arrive at least 10 mins early and allow 5 mins to warm up. Tennis balls are provided. The team scores are added up at the end of every evening and...

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Ladies Morning Charity League

The Charity League is played Monday (league and non league) and Tuesday (advanced and beginners) open from beginners to Class 4/5 players. For more information...

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Blackrock Bowling & Tennis Club

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Green Road, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.
Phone: 01 288 1933