John O’Rourke has been head junior coach at St. Michaels since 2010.
He is a former Grade 1 player, who has represented Munster at inter- provincial level.
He has over 20 years experience in developing players, with many of them achieving national/international junior titles.
John O’Rourke along with the Junior committee have planned an exciting Junior programme , including Round Robins, Match Play events and friendlies with other clubs.
The aim of these fun events is for our juniors to practice their tennis skills in a supervised environment. Squad training takes place on Tuesdays and Friday’s, and is by invitation.
Junior Calendar Coaching sessions:
Coaching takes place on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 3-6pm
Below is a guideline to which session may be most suitable for your child.
However please call Lorraine to discuss the most suitable session for your child as there is overlap in age groups and levels. Please note we have two coaches for most sessions taking two different skill levels/age groups.
|Monday 3-4pm||6-10 yr old improvers|
|Monday 4-5 pm||8-12 yr old improvers|
|Wednesday 3-4 pm||6-10 year old beginners/improvers|
|6-10 year old intermediate/ experienced
|Thursday 3-4pm||8-12 year olds|
|Thursday 4-5pm||Girls , 3-4 years coaching|
|Thursday 5-6pm||Boys , 3-4 years coaching|
Please note, each child will be assessed in the first 1-2 weeks by the coach and may be moved to a class at a more appropriate Class
Fees (please make cheques payable to “St, Michael’s LTC” )
15 weeks / 6 months; €105 coaching fees + €60 junior membership for 6 months, total €165
Coaching for children on family membership €105
(Children on family membership just pay coaching fees)
2 nd 3rd coaching session €50 (€25 for an additional half hour coaching)
Discount for the 2nd child from the same family €5 discount, €15 discount for subsequent children
Family membership 2018 –€410
This includes membership for parents and any number of children from the same family until December 2018.
Club night for adults 7.30-9.30pm Tuesday night is a social evening of tennis, ideal for new members and suitable from beginners to intermediate tennis players.
Adult coaching can be arranged
Please check Facebook and the website for upcoming junior events and coaching calendar.
Parents will be notified via Teamer text and email if a coaching session or tennis event is cancelled due to poor weather.
All our coaches are Garda vetted.
If you have any question, please contact the junior committee on :
John O Rourke (coach) (087) 611142