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 with Under 12, Under 13, Under 14, Under 16 and Under 17 teams 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.