JUNIOR COACHING – Spring 2019 Schedule –  here

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.  Please contact Dave Cooney directly (086-874 9704) if you would like additional information on any of these classes. Private lessons are also available from coaches. Please contact them directly – information is on the Contact Details section.

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

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

Dave Cooney (Level 2-Advanced, Tennis Australia)  Hourly Rate €50  Contact Dave on 086-8749704                                                  

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.

    Laura Treston ( Level 2 Performance Coach)  Hourly Rate €40  Contact Laura on 086 – 866 5898

   Laura has experience working in Glasnevin Tennis Club, Brookfield and currently in Sandycove TC. 

   She has also been involved with Parks Tennis




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Blackrock Bowling & Tennis Club

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