I’m from Bishopstown in Cork and I’m the head coach in Bishopstown Tennis Club and founder of Coaching Movement and On the Rise Performance Academy. My job is very diverse and I work with recreational players all the way up to performance level. I also deliver modules for the national learning network and rehab.
I love my job and meeting new people.
Bishopstown Lawn Tennis Club was established in 1979 and is one of Cork’s leading tennis clubs. With only two tennis courts back when they started 37 years ago on Murphy’s Farm, the club now has six state-of-the-art courts with floodlights. The club has gone from strength to strength over the years and we have players from all over Munster. We always welcome new members and our junior coaching classes are in very high demand.
At the tennis club we want to become a major part of the community and make tennis available for all. We have big plans. Currently we have a very successful Junior program “On The Rise” where we accommodate all children of all ages and all levels. We will take your little ones and turn them into players that can comfortably compete at a National level.
It took me years to grow the junior program to what it is today — probably one of the most successful programmes in Ireland. We also have a very successful adult group with players at all levels from beginners up.