The Club is proud of its thriving junior section, with over 400 members between the ages of 5-18. The coaching programme runs concurrent with the school year from September to May. All ages and abilities are catered for within the programme. 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 include ‘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.
Donnybrook L.T.C. 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.
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 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 ProgrammeThe 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 Contact tab for contact details for our coaches.
Junior LeaguesThere are many leagues held for Juniors and Donnybrook LTC enter teams in to all of them! The Dublin Lawn Tennis Council run two Junior Leagues each year: The Under 14 and the Under 18. Leinster Tennis organise U12s and U18s League in March. Stars ‘n Stripes is held for U14s and U12s and targets juniors that are not ranked in the top 70. There is also the South Dublin and North Wicklow leagues for Under 14 and Under 18 players, these are run each year by the club who won it the preceding year.
Other events such as Phoenix events, Opens, Day Cups are circulated to the juniors within the relevant ages.
Donnybrook Junior OpenIs being hosted on the 10th - 18th August 2018.
Junior Club ChampionshipsThe Junior Club Championships are usually held late August.
ITF Under 18Donnybrook hosts the ITF Under 18 tournament.
To enter you need an IPIN to get an IPIN click here.
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Donnybrook regrets to say that the Club will not be hosting this event in 2018.