Annette Smith is the founder of Tennis4kids.
She has represented Ireland at both Junior and Senior Level. In 2016, she captained the Irish women’s tennis team at the World Seniors Championship in Helsinki.
She is one of Ireland’s leading tennis coaches with over 25 years of experience. She is a founder member of the Tennis Ireland Coaches Association and was chairperson of the Association.
‘Tennis is truly a sport for life. When children learn the fundamentals of sport at a young age they have these skills for the rest of their lives and their abilities will take them to the highest level in any game. The health benefits alone are enormous, aside from the great fun and enjoyment that can be had through sport! All our coaches are trained not only in giving tennis lessons but also in the Code of Ethics and Good Practice for children in Sport.
Seeing children enjoy tennis and developing the confidence and skills to take with them through life are two of the most rewarding aspects of this superb programme. I hope a small fraction of our enthusiasm comes across as you browse!’
Yours in Sport,