Junior Tennis at CLTC

Coaching for Juniors

With approx.  600 junior members in Castleknock lawn tennis club we have something for junior of all ages.
Our goal is to create a fun, welcoming, and safe environment where juniors at all levels can enjoy tennis, make friends and support teammates.
As well as coaching we have a number of social tennis events to encourage juniors to have fun playing tennis and develop their skills and understanding of the game.

Red Ball – Age 8 yrs & under
Red Ball is ideal for younger players as the ball is softer and the courts are shortened to get used to
the game of tennis.
Orange  Ball – Age 8 & 9 yrs
Orange balls are not as soft as red ball but still give players better control of the ball before moving
onto green ball.
Green Ball – Age 10 yrs +
Green ball is used on a full court and a little softer than yellow balls. It is ideal for players moving
from orange ball to full compression yellow ball.

If you have any question on your child’s progression through the stages of our junior program, our coaches are happy for you to speak to them directly.

The junior coaching program is exclusively for junior members of the club. For more information about membership, please contact membership@cltc.ie or office@cltc.ie.

Social Tennis

Box League
Box League is a fun, social tennis event, encouraging children to play with others at a similar level and gain a
better understanding of score and game format. There are 4/6 players in each box and each match consists of 13 games. Games are played over an 8-week period with courts and games organised by the parents. Players in the box and scores are posted on the noticeboard in the junior room. There is a pizza and prize giving night at the end of the box to celebrate all the junior’s participation.

Afterschool Tennis
This encourages children to play supervised social tennis after school on Friday afternoons and
Saturday afternoons from April – October at specific time. Further details on this will be posted on
the web site in due course.

Competitive Tennis

Stars & Stripes
Is a junior tennis league involving local tennis clubs and is open to junior players who are ranked
outside the top 70 Leinster Tennis ranking. It allows junior players to play inter-club tennis in a
friendly but competitive spirit.
There are two age categories: U12 & U14, and on each team there are 6 boys and 6 girls.
The U12 Stars and Stripes runs for 5 weeks over February and March.
The U14 league runs over March and April.

Tournament Tennis
Many Castleknock Juniors have advanced to competing in junior league tennis & external
tournaments. Please speak to our coaches if your child is interested in participating in external
tournaments and they can guide you through the process.

Junior Tennis Calendar 2024

For any feedback, queries or concerns please email Director of Tennis Daniele Mancia