Tennis Junior Coaching
Welcome to Sligo Tennis Academy
The Sligo Tennis Academy is responsible for the Tennis coaching programme at Sligo Tennis Club – one of Connacht’s premier multi-racquet facilities. The academy caters for all ages (4yrs-18yrs) and all standards including:
- Tennis Tots
- Midi Tennis
- Club Squads
- Tournament Squads
The academy is managed by club coaches, Matthew McGann and Scott Hubbard, who run the coaching programme involving over 100 children. In addition to the coaching programme the Academy organises the Following Activities:
- Fun Tennis Blitz events
- Fun Day Singles/Doubles
- Club Match-plays
- Junior Open Competition
- Club Championship
- Inter Club Friendlies
- Tennis Camps
- Practice Sessions
About our Tennis Coaches
The Sligo Tennis Club coaching team are Matthew McGann (Head Coach) and Scott Hubbard (Club Coach).
Matthew McGann has enjoyed significant success as head coach and director of tennis at the Enniskillen Lawn Tennis Club. Matthew is highly qualified as a level 2 coach, official ITN assessor and cardio tennis coach. He has coached from beginners picking up the racket for the first time all the way through to students competing in international events. Matthew is also a very keen competitor himself and is currently world ranked in the ITF seniors circuit.
Matthew played for Ireland at the world team championships held in Miami, Florida and the world individual championships a few years ago where he won matches that gave him valuable ranking points. Matthew still competes internationally and locally, but his main focus is always on coaching and development. He says that his greatest enjoyment comes from seeing students enjoying playing tennis and working to improve no matter what their standard or ability.
Scott Hubbard has over five years experience as a tennis coach. His work has included traveling to Bahrain where he coached in a tennis academy preparing players for international tournaments on the Asian Federation circuit. He has also spent time coaching in Greece. Scott currently holds qualifications from Tennis Ireland, PTR and RTP. His contact number is 0044 751341 6755
Matthew and Scott together run a dynamic coaching programme which caters for all players of all abilities.
Anyone interested in receiving Tennis Coaching can get in touch with Matthew directly on 089 4996141 or by visiting Sligo Tennis Club or Contact us at 071-9162580.