Coaching at St.Anne's Waterford
There are a number of qualified coaches in the club available for members to contact for lessons in tennis. Whether you are a beginner, improving or an advanced player there is a coaching program available to suit you.
All our coaches are fully certified and insured.
Please feel free to contact the coach directly or via Michelle or Debbie in the club office for details on private coaching. There is a waiting list in operation for Junior Club Coaching. Please contact the office for more details.
Waterford Regional Squad Programmes
Regional squads were set up in 2004/2005 and have been running successfully since, training players from 7-18 yrs
The main objective in setting up these squads was to give players, who are identified to be talented, an opportunity to train with each other and to supplement their regular club coaching.
Squad training is aimed to allow players to train two/three times a week (including their club coaching session) as opposed to once a week which the average club programme would normally allow.
Emphasis is on training Technical, Tactical, Co-ordination, Footwork , and Mental aspects of the game.
Training Technical/Co-ordination/ABC's are some of the main focuses within sessions for the younger under 8/9/10's and 12' s , while more specific Technical /Tactical/Footwork are trained with the older player 14's, 16's, and 18's, demanding higher intensities and more commitment.
Developing the older players patterns of play using high intensity drills whilst encouraging a physical programme within their training schedule are the main focus for the under 16/18 s.
Players are always encouraged to train to be the 'best they can be' with emphasis on personal development and achieving personal goals while they are learning to compete in a competitive environment.
Players are encouraged to focus on performance as opposed to just 'winning' , particularly in the earlier stages of their development.
All our sessions include a short physical programme usually in the first 20/30 min of each session.
The programme has been seen to develop great players at every level producing provincial and national champions. Many have gone on to be selected by our National Academy in DCU to train part-time and full-time and some have experienced international competition such as ETA 's(u. 16)and ITF's (u18)and competing at the Four Nations
Our training programme schedule for 2014-15 was as follows :
U/8. U/9. U/10.
Tues &thurs 3.15-4.30pm
U/14. U/16. U/18
Venue - St Anne's, Waterford
Coaches - Emma Maguire, Joe Smyth, William Guiry
These days/times have been consistent for the past number of years and are likely to stay for 2015/16!
See below some photos of our 2015 participants If you would like to inquire about our Regional Squad Programmes here in Waterford please feel free to contact the Regional Coach, Emma Maguire at 087 0570269
Advanced Level II - Performance
Performance level 2 coach, Competed both as a junior and senior, Competed at Senior Under 25 Interprovincials, Tennis Scholarship to United States in 1990 and played Intercollegiate tennis, Senior National Ranking of no. 16 in 2003/2004, Has been working with juniors for the past 20 years and with all ages and levels, Many of her players have achieved Provincial and National titles and have been selected to train at the National Centre in DCU, Currently the Regional Coach for the Waterford City and County Region, Club coach for St Annes Waterford Tennis Club since 2003/2004.
Currently completing Level 2 Exams, Level 1: Qualified 1998, Level 0: Qualified 1996
Patrick has been coaching tennis since 1996 initially on a part time basis. From an early age he enjoyed being a Parks Tennis Coach and has also successfully coached school teams for Munster competitions. He has worked at various camps including the Billie Bolster Camp in Kilkenny. Since 2004 he has taken on coaching on a full time basis.
Advanced level (Level II), Fully Insured and Member of TICA 2018
William has been coaching since 1992. Up to 2001 he was a part-time coach and decided in 2001 to become full-time when he was appointed as a club coach in St. Anne's Waterford Tennis Club. Willie was awarded T.I.C.A. Advanced Coach of the Year in 2006. He has been a regional coach, coaching age groups from u/8 up to u/18 for the past ten years.