1) Improve tennis in the club to the level where Carrickmines is consistently competing at the top tier of Irish tennis.
2) Develop our juniors through to senior level. Maintain them as members in the club encouraging other juniors to join.
3) Improving Standards across the board, (all members)
The Tennis Development Committee (TDC) is responsible for the Pathway plan and oversees its implementation. The Pathway is flexible and continually evolves to meet club requirements. The TDC reports to the Main Committee on a quarterly basis.
The members of the TDC include:
There are four tiers in the pathway, starting at the entry level “Participation” tier which is open to all and focuses on the basics and tennis for fun, and ending at the top tier “High Performance” which is open to the top juniors in the club. The tiers are shown in the diagram below.
The Tennis Pathway Chart provides an overview of the coaching groups and squads in each tier and the pathway options available for each player. In addition to the coaching, there are also a wide range of supporting events for juniors in the Pathway program.