Donnybrook LTC is proud of its thriving junior section, with over 400 members between the ages of 5 and 18. The coaching programme runs concurrent with the school year from September to May. Running alongside the coaching programme are organised play sessions and internal club competitions.
There is also a regular calendar of social activities for junior members including ‘Play and Pizza’ events, themed events, pancake breakfasts and Friday afternoon ‘Drop in and Play’ sessions. Transition Year students enjoy a tailored coaching programme, which proves extremely popular every year.
League and tournaments
Donnybrook LTC competes in all junior leagues and Stars ’n Stripes with Under 12, Under 14, Under 16 and Under 18 teams all representing the Club at different times of the year. Juniors over the age of 14 are also encouraged to play in the Dublin adult leagues in which the Club fields teams.
The Donnybrook Junior Open and Donnybrook Junior Club Championships also take place during the summer holidays, giving our junior members an opportunity to compete both within the Club and against competitors from other clubs. The Junior Club Championships is one of the highlights of the Junior Calendar, traditionally ending with a finals day family BBQ.
Junior tennis camps are run during the mid-term (October and February), Easter and Summer school holidays. A ‘Student on Duty’ during the afternoons of July and August provides general supervision and organised play according to the summer activity programme.
The junior programme is extremely popular at Donnybrook LTC. It is for members only and runs from September to May each year. Owen Casey is regarded as one of the best coaches in the country. The coaches provide group classes of up to 8 juniors in 45 minute, 1 hour or 1.5 hours sessions from Mon–Fri. The Junior Programme is charged at €12.50 per hour usually. Groups of smaller numbers can be charged at a higher rate.
Coaching team: Owen Casey, Jenny O’Brien, Lesley O’Halloran, Victor Drummy, Colin O'Brien, Jimmy McDonogh, Anita O'Neill.
See coaches section for contact details for our coaches or contact the main office for information on enrollment in junior coaching.
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