To reach out and identify children with natural ability, desire, determination and the dream to become high achieving regional and national players to the sport. We will provide an improved pathway for player development based on a structured training and competitive opportunities.
Galway Lawn Tennis Club believes that the pursuit of success in sports can be a metaphor for life. The qualities that determines a true Champions: discipline, determination and commitment to excellence – translate into success in all aspects of a young person’s life. We know that when young players commit to mastering the game of tennis; working on their weaknesses and overcoming adversity – they will become winners, on and off the court.
Tennis has become one of the most demanding sports in the world. To be successful, a player must combine athletic ability, racquet skills and an aptitude for tactical problem solving. Therefore Galway Lawn Tennis Club will provide structured training for players who are committed to reaching their full potential.
The Academy is the next step up from the development programme. The Academy trains athletes that aim to play tennis competitively. We use hand feeding to isolate areas the player needs to improve on. Racquet feeding simulates match-like variables of spin, pace, height, depth and shot selection. Live ball with other players and the coach helps the junior learn simple controls, point situations and simulated point or matchplay which all lead to problem solving in matches.
To go along with our world class on court structure, we provide a tournament ready fitness schedule that improves agility, balance, coordination, speed, cardiovascular, strength and flexibility.
Mental Skills Training will play a vital role too. It is an integrated part of our training system and takes a pro-active, strengthening approach.
The Galway Lawn Tennis Club Junior Tennis Academy is by invitation only. Coaches make recommendations of potential performance players. Those players are then invited for a trial in one of our sessions. The Junior Tennis Academy are striving to provide a high level of service to players who are training to a performance level and are committed to improving.
This is what we expect from players: