Afterschool FAQ

  • When’s the earliest that my child can start to play tennis?

    Ideally junior infants or at five years old children are ready to join and enjoy the Tennis4kids programme as we focus on tennis for kids aged 5 to 12.

  • What if my child isn’t sporty, can they still play tennis?

    The beauty of Tennis4kids is that it’s all-inclusive. Our coaches get to spend a lot of time with each child, and because tennis is an individual sport, every child can experience success at their own level. Tennis4Kids classes are all about learning while having fun.

  • Does my child need to bring a tennnis racket?

    No need. We provide specialized tennis rackets and balls at all our classes.

  • What tennis gear should be worn?

    Runners and tracksuits are good, as long as they’re comfortable. That’s why we don’t recommend jeans.

  • How many kids take part in after school tennis classes?

    We keep our tennis classes small to ensure individual attention, enjoyment and success. The optimum number for learning and fun is eight per coach.

  • Where do after school classes take place?

    Tennis4kids currently runs after school classes in 8 locations across Dublin and Meath:

    • Booterstown - Our Lady of Mercy GS, Rosemount Terrace, Blackrock, County Dublin
    • Castleknock Parish Centre, Main St, Castleknock, Dublin 15
    • Clontarf Parish Centre, Seafield Road West, Clontarf, Dublin 3
    • Curragha Tennis Club, Ashbourne, Co. Meath
    • Ratoath Community Centre, Ratoath, Co. Meath
    • Stillorgan, St Laurence’s Parish Centre, Upper Kilmacud Road, South Co. Dublin
    • Sutton, Burrow Hall, Dublin Road, Dublin 13
    • Terenure – War Memorial Hall, Rathfarnham Road, Dublin 6

  • What qualifications do your tennis coaches have?

    All our coaches are qualified professionals and under the continuing tutelage of Tennis4kids founder and International player Annette Smith. They are also fully Garda Vetted.

  • What if the weather’s bad?

    After school mini tennis classes are held indoors and are not weather dependant. Junior after school classes are held outdoors and have the back –up of playing tennis indoors if weather is bad, which is a great benefit.